I had an injury a few years ago which flares up every now & then - resulted in prolapsed discs, lower spine. I was moving some heavy furniture recently & wonder if this is the cause? But also, I've been drinking heavily for a while now & am wondering if it may be kidney pain? I also have sickness. I don't want people to say go to ER because they feel they have to say the right thing, I'd rather have honest opinions - I'm probably being a hyperchondriac(sp?)! Thanks
Hi, I wanted to ask your opinion about the pain I'm getting in my back?
- 10 Mar 2012 by Delila
- 12 Mar 2012
- depression, alcoholism, pain, back pain, tramadol, borderline personality disorder
Added 10 Mar 2012:
I want to add that when I walk a reasonable distance the pain is worse...
Added 12 Mar 2012:
Thanks all for your help! The pain is actually getting better already, so as you all said, it is most likely from the lifting/moving. worry too much! : )
Hi Delila. Nice to see you post. I doubt its from drinking ( I know I'll hear from some of the nurses on the site for having said that :-0) Why thinking about the ER? Why not make a appointment with your gp ( regular doctor) have him/her run some tests, at the same time run one on the liver, and possibly have a pain medication perscribed. You know, on the need to take basis for your pain. Have a great evening, and tomorrows a Sunday, kick back and enjoy, spring is round the corner,pledge
If you were moving heavy furniture and the pain started after that then it is probably muscle spasm. Since you are already taking a pain pill and an anti-inflammatory, you might see if they will add a muscle relaxant. that will help with the spasm and in turn help with pain. Just be careful about drinking when taking a muscle relaxant.
Correct me if I'm wrong, it just might be the medication, diclofenac? How long have you been taking it? Diclofenac is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID). I was on diclofenac before but I had cramps, the pain went away shortly after I stopped taking it.
Here's more information: https://www.drugs.com/diclofenac.html
I feel that there a couple of factors that when added up might explain your situation you mentioned a prolapsed disk and moving heavy furniture. To me those two factors alone could add up to your back pain, I have had back problems for years and if I want my bad back to give me problems all I have to do is a little heavy lifting. Perhaps if drinking while doing so your judgement may have been not so good and you exceeded the limit on your previously hurt back. Since it is Fri.evening you may have live with your pain until Mon. using heat, ice or both which helps the most; drinking won't help. Also an over the counter medicine will help get you through until you can see your primary care doctor. Hopfeuly you can get perscribed some form of muscle relaxer or pain medicine. Please watch the drinking while taking perscribed medicine (your a smart enough person to know that).
I think it's a muscular problem. You mentioned disc problems and were lifting heavy furniture. I would do the "heat/ice" therapy and pain medication "only as needed"! Try an over the counter anti-inflammatory. I would treat it at home for a week then make an appt. to see your physician if the pain persists.
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