Back Pain

Back pain, although common, can be due to a variety of reasons associated with spinal issues, disc problems, muscular pain, skin inflammation, etc. It is important to address it quickly as it can be a debilitating condition.

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I have been experiencing pain in my right arm for the past four years. What are the possible at-home treatments to cure the same?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female who has been struggling with pain in my right arm for the past four years. The pain began suddenly when I was standing in class in like my mid to upper back area. It was an odd ache that I had never experienced before. It was either behind my right shoulder bl...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing the brief history. As the history indicates, there is nerve root entrapment, due to which there is a pain in the fingers as well. This might have occurred due to abnormal posture, which has led the muscles to become weak over a period of time....  Read Full »

What exercises can I do to strengthen my lower back and overcome lower back pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years old and doing a desk job. I have slight lower back pain. When I consulted the doctor, he told me that my back was weak and gave me a Flexi Pep supplement. I take it regularly, but my friend told me exercises could help. What are the best exercises for strengthening the low...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The exercises can strengthen the lower back muscles. The following exercises help reduce lower back pain: Lower tummy strengthening. Deep abdominal strengthening. Bridge. Pelvis tilt. Lower back stretch. Leg stretch. Piriformis stretch. These exercises can be done...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and numbness in my lower back that gets relieved on taking medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had pain and numbness in my lower back for a month. I took tablet Ibuprofen and tablet Flexiban. The pain subsided when I used the medicines and has again recurred. I also went for an X-ray and MRI scan. My reports suggest : In the different radiograms of the dorsal and lumba...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attachments (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is a grade 1 lumbosacral pain with no abnormality. The degenerative changes are mild. I suggest the below treatment plan along with intake of tablet Ibuprofen, which includes: ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my back pain that has not subsided since the past five months?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past five months, I have been suffering from back pain. One morning, I woke up with pain in my back and could not move. I had to rest for a week and used medications for one and a half months. I was feeling better when I took the medicines. Also, I am doing regular exercises l...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahaveer Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have gone through your query and the attached files in detail (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You are having a lumbar disc problem with nerve impingement. There are two treatment mo...  Read Full »

Does wearing a heavy backpack during adolescence affect growth and development in the later years?

Query: Hi doctor,Does wearing a heavy backpack during adolescence affect growth and development in the later years?  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The bones present in the lower spine are called lumbar discs. Young adults have fluid accumulation around the discs for easier movement. These discs contribute an inch to your height. During the later stages of life, the fluid becomes dry and starts to wear. This is a physi...  Read Full »

My mother has severe pain in lower back joints, upper foot and she is on calcium. Should she continue it?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has pain in lower back joints, and upper foot, earlier she has felt current in the left arm. Pain is severe. Please suggest medicine. MRI reports show nerve root pressing. She used to take calcium 500 mg. Should she continue calcium?  Read Full »


Maan Singh Dhanjal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After taking a look at the MRI reports that you have posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it looks like your mother has moderate arthritis in her cervical spine and lumbar spine, which is starting to cause nerve compression. Ibuprofen 600 mg an...  Read Full »

Can an old trauma cause severe back pain while breathing in a lying position?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question regarding lower back pain. When I go to lay down on my back, and I breathe, it makes my lower back hurt a lot. Is this normal or concerning? Should I ignore it like all my other pain? I will be lying down and cannot breathe because of the pain. I literally cannot breath...  Read Full »


James. F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your pain. To answer your question quite simply, no, your back should not hurt just laying down. How long has this been going on? Any accidents or trauma? Where does your back hurt right side or left side, or in the middle? Any other symp...  Read Full »

What is a chiropractor's opinion in correcting back pain occurred due to work injury by lifting heavy boxes?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured my back at work after lifting, pushing, and pulling boxes. The boxes weighed up to 75 lbs. I was diagnosed with sprain or strain of the lower lumbar spine. The pain varies from time to time. It happened a month ago, and I have had physical therapy for three weeks. The pain go...  Read Full »


James. F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing low back pain. In fact, nearly 80 % people experience back pain at some point in their life. In your question, you said you were pushing and pulling boxes which weighed up to 75 lbs. Since then, you have b...  Read Full »

My mom is having a disc problem. Is it good to have surgery or physiotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 41, has been suffering from back pain, hip pain which became leg pain and foot numbness for almost three months now. She went to an orthopedician and had an MRI of the lumbar spine, which revealed a problem in the L5-S1 disc. I would really appreciate if you can assis...  Read Full »


James. F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question and your attached MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As the MRI report stated, there is a disc bulge at L5-S1 causing the numbness and leg pain. Has your mom been to a chiropractor before? What was your orthopedic s...  Read Full »

How can I treat my lower back pain and nerve pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I was doing a heavyweight deadlift in my gym. After that, I suffered lower back pain for two days, and from then, I am having nerve pain in my lower back through my thigh to my left knee. And now I have so much problem in sitting, walking, and normal day-to-day activitie...  Read Full »


Maithili Patel Hemant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deadlifts are safe unless you do them incorrectly. And the most common of all the mistakes is to pull with the lower back bent, which causes uneven pressure on the spinal disks and results in bulged disks, pinching of nerves, and spraining of the surrounding tissues. Th...  Read Full »

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