May i help you?
What is your age?
What is your occupation?
History of Arthritis,Diabetes etc?
Have you seen a doctor so far?
History of prolonged hours of sitting/standing in same position?
Alcohol and smoking history?
Numbness,pain in arms and legs?
Please provide more information so i can help you in better way.
Hi,Thanks for providing more information.
I understand your concern about your persistent back pain.
As per your description,possible differential diagnosis may include repetitive muscle strain due to poor posture,Spondylosis,Nerve compression.
And as you are suffering from last few weeks with little relief so in my opinion you need to be seen by an Orthopedist for a clinical exam and undergo X-ray/MRI of spine.
Numbness,weakess in arms and legs can be associated pressure on nerves at their path.
Vitamin B 12 deficiency,Diabetes can also result in numbness,weakness in extremities.
So your blood sugar levels should be checked.
You should try multivitamin supplement containing B complex.
Also take OTC Motrin,do massage with analgesic ointment and apply warm compresses on back with a heating pad.
Physical therapy can be effective.
Do stretching exercises.
And make an appointment with your doctor.
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Thanks for the follow-up.
You should try self measures to see if they provide you relief in next 2-3 days.
If you have severe pain then visit ER.
Otherwise make an appointment with your doctor.
Having said this,you shouldn't ignore your symptoms as such.