Help me to rid this throbbing back pains, please i need no medicine or pain killers.
It could be anything, nerve problem, muscle problem or a number of other things…It is impossible to answer your question without knowing what the actual problem is. Go to your Doctor and have him/her send you for a CT or MRI scan.
The wrong type of treatment or exercises can do more damage than good and you need to have your back properly diagnosed prior to ANY treatment.
Again you do need to have a CT / MRI scan or such done before allowing ANYONE to touch your back.
Get a professional opinion from the radiologist doing the scan in his report to your doctor and then go from there.
on: 19th January 10
My dad is currently on blood pressure medicine and cholesterol medicine. He recently pulled something in his back and can verily walk. Would it affect him if he was to take a muscle relaxer to relieve the pain. He wont go to the doctor for he dont want to miss work. Thanks for any suggestions and comment.
Call your pharmacist and ask them the question, tell them what he is taking for the bp and cholesterol and ask if it would be ok to take the muscle relaxer, give them the name of it and if there would be any interactions.
In the mean time your dad can try either heat from a heating pad and if that doens’t help he could try an ice pack, 10 minutes on 10 minutes off, he should try the ice first to try to alleviate the swelling, heat would be to relax the muscles. But its one or the other, not both ok, depending on which one makes him feel better.
he will have to be rather stationary for awhile to give this time to heal up.
on: 6th September 10
I was rear-ended by a car going about 25 mph last week. There is still so much pain in my neck and back, especially my left shoulder blade. Neither ice nor heat help. I’m taking a prescription pain-killer and anti-inflammatory medicine for the muscles, but the pain isn’t going away. What to do?!
Whiplash can be difficult to treat.
Sometimes the major symptom(s) won’t hit till much later as in weeks or months!
In the mean time, you may benefit from some passive range of motion several times a day to keep the ligaments from healing “in-correctly”.
on: 22nd February 09
I was rear-ended by a car going about 25 mph last week. There is still so much pain in my neck and back, especially my left shoulder blade. Neither ice nor heat help. I’m taking a prescription pain-killer and anti-inflammatory medicine for the muscles, but the pain isn’t going away. I’m fairly young, so this should heal fast and not hurt as badly, but it’s hurting A LOT. What can I do to make it hurt less?!
on: 1st January 70
I went to the Er wednesday night for severe neck pain and they told me I had a torn muscle. They gave me muscle relaxers and pain medicine (neither work very well) and told me to rest but they didn’t say how long it would take to feel better. Anyone have this and if so, how long before you felt better?
Although it depends on the severity of the injury, the average recovery time is about 3 – 5 Weeks.
GOOD LUCK AND FEEL BETTER!!!!
on: 4th January 09
took him to the vets. they said its a soft tissue injury in his neck. steroids, muscle relaxers and pain med not working. now noticing his neck is getting smaller like hes loosing muscle mass and panting alot and peeing alot for like 2 min strait. He is still in alot of pain. The medicine is not working. I am taking him back tomorrow. could this be something else other than a neck injury?
Side effects – of anti-inflammatory steroids can be numerous. In dogs and less often in cats, the most commonly seen side effects include an increase in thirst and appetite, followed by an increase in urine production, and possible weight gain.
In dogs, panting can be a common side effect, and sometimes mood alterations can occur. These mood changes may make the dog irritable and sometimes can result in a “nice” dog suddenly snapping at its owners. Often times, tapering the dose of steroids down, will result in a decrease of the side effects.
Steroids are no longer the first choice recommendation for use as anti-inflammatory in dogs. Steroids lead to loss of muscle mass, which is a big problem in dogs. causes wasting, so to add something that will only increase the loss of muscle mass is not a good line of defense to follow. Natural anti-inflammatories, such as those listed on the Medication and Exercise Schedule page should be the first choice.
by: Malamute Breeder
on: 17th July 10
I have tried resting, i have tried massage. Nothing is working. the feeling is like i have a cramped muscle and when i stretch it out, it stays that way and then it feels like it snaps back. and it hurts to move back from that position.
Acetaminophen (tylenol) usually works best out of the OTC medications for lower back pain. It stops your body from noticing the pain.
NSAIDs also work well. They reduce inflammation, so if your muscles are swollen, causing pain then these might be the way to go. These are either Ibuprofen (advil, motrin), or Naproxen (aleve).
on: 7th September 10
Something that would help me like somas do? or is there an herb? i am having a bad day with this pain. i mean something that i don’t have to see the doctor to get? thanks
If you are open minded for alternative methods, you could research Reiki. It’s helped people with pain. There is also hypnosis which should be able to help.
I try to stay away from pharmaceuticals because of the side effects, but there are good herbs.
on: 28th February 08
i have strep throat and cough often, and in the past two days i have been coughing so much my stomach muscles now hurt whenever i cough.
also, i recently got new glasses, and it also pains me to look in another direction without turning my head, especially with my glasses off.
will advil help with this?
Over the counter Motrin in any form works for me but it wont help much with the other stuff,
on: 12th March 11