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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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 Dc

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

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 »

Why do I sprain my back at the same spot three to four times a week?

Query: Hi doctor,I got a sprain in my back before eight years. Now I am getting a sprain on the same spot three to four times a week. I am getting sprain easily when I do simple exercises in my ankle, shoulder, neck, and back. I am doing physiotherapy and stretching every day. But nothing helps me. What to...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sprained muscles can be reduced by doing ultrasound therapy for ten to fifteen days. Applying hot water fermentation along with Diclofenac ointment help in reducing pain. After having a reduction in sprain, relaxed muscles have to be stretched step by step slowly by...  Read Full »

Why do I still feel pain or discomfort due to a back injury two months back?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a back injury two months back. It happened while doing backbend training. I got soreness in my back for few hours. On the next day, my range of motion got limited and I was unable to do extension or flexion. I had pain and compression around the sides of the lower back and middle bac...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not try to stretch any body part or a full-body first. Stretching needs to be done regularly while doing exercise and it can be extended day by day and not by once. For low back pain, I suggest you do some exercise slowly first without any pressure for a ...  Read Full »

Can back pain cause difficulty in breathing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. My height is 5'4, and my weight is 43. I am experiencing upper right back pain, and sometimes I am having difficulty breathing since it is painful when I inhale. For almost a year, I tried having a massage hoping it will be better, but I still experience it until no...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing the brief history. As per your query, it can be either of the things in the mind, but I would like to know if you are using more of a computer, or having any respiratory problems in the past, or did you have a fall? If there are no respirator...  Read Full »

Please suggest some exercise for back pain that radiates to the right leg, hip, knee, and foot.

Query: Hello doctor, I have back pain that earlier moves to my right leg through the hip, knee, and to the downside of the foot. During the last year, it had started in the left leg also. Though left side pain does not move to the foot at the hip, it pinches like a needle while driving. During the lockdow...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got your point and understand how you feel when it pains. As per MRI reports you mentioned, it is an LBA (low backache) that radiated to the leg and now shifting to the left lower body. And about your cervical problem, maybe there is nerve compression, and neck pain ...  Read Full »

Please help me with lower left back pain that spreads to the left leg and knee.

Query: Hi doctor,Before three months, I started to do my office job. It is desk-based but it involves some lifting, carrying, and a driven commute for an hour every day. I was doing my office work for some years. Before eight weeks, I started to have my back pain and it is getting worse now. The pain is sh...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. You are suffering from LBA (lower backache). It occurs due to prolonged sitting, improper posture, and bending straight. It often gets radiated from knee to foot. I suggest you take an X-ray or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the ...  Read Full »

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