I have a dull pain on the right side of the bottom of my spine. How to stop them?

Q. How to get rid of the pain on the right side of the bottom of my spine?

Answered by
Sreenivasa Rao
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on May 27, 2019 and last reviewed on: Jun 29, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 25-year-old male, around 199 cm tall and 85 kg weight. I have been playing sports when I was young (volleyball, tennis, and basketball) and I was fit for a long time. However, since I started higher education (around six years ago), I tended to study in a semi-bent position in my bed. Recently, I started feeling a dull pain on the right side of the bottom of my spine, which persists until I either bend my spine upwards with a pillow or sleep.

I also have to note that I sleep on my side, with a pillow between my knees. When I walk, this pain in the side of my spine increases (I do not feel any unbearable pain, it is just uncomfortable), but I feel a sensation from that spot in my spine to the bottom of my right leg (on the back side of it, mostly). Does this seem like a common issue? If so, please tell me what exercises I can do to prevent my spine from going bad. I am in a period of intense exams, and I need some advice on how to stop this pain.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your concern. I feel the pain that you describe is due to bad posture adapted all these days. It could be a neural pain due to any disc issue and may not be a worse prolapse. This may warrant a thorough examination of your spine and hip. As of now, I recommend you to do spine extension with pillows frequently, and avoid the semi-bent posture which gives you pain. Do certain glute and core stability exercises. Keep a lot of icing often like once in two hours. Please do revert to me after two days and let me know the status of the pain.

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