30/5/09 - I have been suffering for the last few days of back pain that gets progressively worse as the day goes on. It gets to a point where I can barely move or sleep as the pain is so intense and my muscles go into spasms. It also really hurts when I cough, laugh or sneeze. I have been taking dicloflanec for the pain, but had little result. As it is on the left hand side of my back and the side of my body I am worried incase it is something more serious like a blood clot or a problem with my heart. I am unable to go to my doctors as I am currently out of the country and will not be returning until the end of June. Please could you help me as to what I can do to ease the pain. Should I see a doctor in the country I am in, or wait until I return to my country?
You may have a pinched nerve. When you say that your back hurts when you laugh, cough or sneeze that is a positive orthopedic test for a pinched nerve or mass affecting the spinal cord/nerves. Try seeing a chiropractor where you are. In the meantime you may try putting a small to medium sized pillow under your low back and laying on it for about 10-15 minutes. The pillow should be large enough to cause a traction effect on your low back, but not too large. It is a good idea to get it checked out whenever you get the chance. Do you have any symptoms into the legs/feet/toes? Any change in bowel or bladder function?
3 years now, right at my saddle bags area on left side, hurts so bad. Or shall I say throbs so bad. Never letting up, always there. Is worse at night, can not lay on my back or on left side. when sitting for any amount of time, gets to throbbing so bad, it hurts!!! Have seen Dr.s can not figure it out, not sure how much longer my body can fight this off!
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