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Lower back pain just above the buttock area right hand side ...

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Lower back pain just above the buttock area right hand side , inflamed put heat on it for three days not thinking , cold has helped tightens up really bad when I sleep and takes two hours of ice to make it tolerable , working 7 days a week does not help

looking at muscle relaxers roboxin and soma , also thinking maybe an anti inflammatory would help

for now going to try doubling up motrin to help but not sure if roboxin or soma is better
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.


Since how long are you having these pain ?

What dose of motrin are you taking right now ?

Any history of injury ?

Any X-Ray done ?

What is your age and sex ?


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
pain for three or four days

do alot of lifting and getting in and out of a high step van

no motrin yet just sent my wife to get it

no history of injury seldom if ever have a problem

no x rays yet

male 57
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.


The following parts of spinal anatomy can cause pain:

The large nerve roots in the low back that go to the legs and arms may be irritated

The smaller nerves that innervate the spine in the low back may be irritated

The large paired lower back muscles (erector spinae) may be strained

The bones, ligaments or joints may be injured

The intervertebral disc may be injured .

Well since it is already three days old i would recommend an X- Ray of lumasacral spine be done .

In the mean time you can take motrin 200 - 400 mg SOS . Get some Rest . Avoid weight lifting . Also Physiotherapy may be also help .Avoid stooping, bending, lifting and sitting on low chairs .

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
do you think soma or roboxin would help ??
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.

NSAId like Ibuprofen ( motrin ) will help to decrease the pain . Soma and robaxin are muscle relaxants and can be prescribed for reducing muscle pain but i would prefer NSAID since i am not sure whether it is muscular pain or not .