I was walking to the store the other day and slipped on the ice. I didn't fall, or slip uncontrollably, but since, (5days now) have had the most excruciating pain while sitting or standing, and bending over. To the point of feeling like I may crap my pants from the immediate pain and then like vomiting from the continued pain. And sometimes cant move from the spot I am standing because the pain would be too much.
What should I do about my back pain?
Added 18 Dec 2015:
Well I am almost sure it isn't a muscle because there is nothing sore in the muscle area . it seems the pain is mostly from my spine area. And when I try and bend or even sit down. It is so extremely painful. Very much so that it would stop me from moving and will have to stand in place until I can stand the pain move. Sometimes up passed 5 min
Go to the doctor!!! You may have strained a muscle or you may have torn a muscle. Either way you need to see a doctor to get treated. First you will need to get diagnosed. There will be a history taken to determine where the doctor needs to go from there and what additional test may need to be run. Then comes the physical exam. I'm sure the doctor will probably find your muscles in spasm but there may be swelling as well. The doctor may feel for a tear in the muscle. He may also assess your sensation and reflexes to determine if there could possibly be a disc herniation or rupture. From there the doctor may order X-rays, MRI or a CT scan. The treatment may include anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen like Advil and/or a muscle relaxant as well. You may also benefit from icing the area as well. Ice should be used 20 minutes on and hour and a half off. Always have a layer of fabric between the ice and your skin to prevent damaging the tissue.
Please don't wait to see the doctor and if you lose bowel or bladder control at anytime, get to the doctor or the ER right away. Best of luck and I hope you feel better soon.
Yes I agree with the other answers you don't have to fall to pull a muscle etc just pulling yourself back together after a close call is enough to pull something.And if you are in this much pain you should see a doctor and get some help. this is a very common problem time and relief is what you need to give it a chance to heal Chuck1957
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