... recently or fell or hit my back on anything. But the lower section feels as if it was hit as hard as someone can swing a baseball bat at it and its felt like that for a week and I also have major pain in my upper thighs on both sides. It hurts to bend my bank, sit down quickly, move my legs too quickly. Any Idea what this may be? Could it be possibly just a bad sprain? Just maybe an unlucky sprain?
So, I've got this new back pain and I'm still pretty young @ 26. I haven't picked up anything heavy?
Added 15 Apr 2011:
I think this might actually be Sciatica after reading symptoms and how I've been sitting down for work everyday on my hard wallet messing up a disc which it turn messed up some nerves. It hurts but at least it doesn't need surgery right? If true, I'm happy.
Added 15 Apr 2011:
I'm liking these answers, cause I am hoping its not serious, especially when I still got a bunch of years left in me. I've been taken Excedrin, it works pretty good. Seems like my thighs hurt more than my back sometimes though.
It could be a number of things. You dont have any trouble urinating or holding your bowels do you? If so you need to be evaluated in the ER. this can indicate a serious spinal problem. More than likely it is just a sprain but it could be a disc herniation. The good news is that most things like that heal well in time without any big interventions. You should, however, be seen by your primary care provider just to rule out anything serious. Until you can get in to your primary you can use ice to your lower back 20 min on every 2 hours or so. Take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen or Aleve or you can use acetaminophen if you are unable to take Aleve or ibuprofen. Take it easy and not do anything too strenuous but you do not have to stay in bed. It is safe to walk and do normal activities of daily living. Try not to twist your spine so stay away from things like sweeping, mopping, running a vacuum cleaner until Dr says you may.
If you need to bend to pick something off the floor, do it by bending the legs and not the back-bend the knees and keep the back straight. Do not lift anything over 10 lbs. I hope you are feeling better soon! Back pain sucks! I know all too well, as so do many on this site, so you are in good company! I hope your resolves soon and does not become chronic. Look into attending a back school if you can so you can learn to do activities safely without hurting your back! Once you see your primary, if it is just a strain, you might look into a chiropractor. They can really help to get you back to your old self by manipulating the back and loosening all those tight muscles! There are many good resources for back pain online. Read and learn so you can take care of your back! I really like the National Pain Foundation, also Medline Plus has good info on back pain. Try googling low back pain but beware of sites that are selling something. Mayo has good info too! Good Luck to you and keep us posted on how you are doing!
DzooBaby is right. It even could be muscle spasms. They can actually put you down! Sometimes worse than an actual back injury. Lets hope that this is all that's wrong. Don't assume anything until you have seen your doctor or had some xrays or MRI. Good luck to you & take it easy... Let us know how you are doing.
I caught a fall in February after we have a snow storm along with a heavty bout of ice, when I pulled on the railing to keep from going down it felt like I had been shocked "literally", a big jolt, I did do some damage but it is learning what you can do what is safe and what you can use and the Aleve or the Ibuprofen does help, I thought the Ibuprofen was a big help but it got to where it didn't seem as effective and I bought a small quanity of Aleve over the counter it has made a difference. I wish you the best of luck just watch what you do until you see your primary doctor I saw where you already have an appointment. Hope things go well for you just be careful and please let us know how you are doing, again best wishes~
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