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Michael Salama
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Experience:  Medical director at San Miguel Medical Clinic
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I have extremely bad lower back pain. I had a CT scan on my

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I have extremely bad lower back pain. I had a CT scan on my kidney and bladder everything looks good. I am assuming I pulled something. It is so bad i cant sit in a car, I have no appetite, my balance is off
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I have a 9 month old who is over 20 pounds and I am super petite. I need to layou down to make the pain better or sit in a lounge position with my feet up
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 6 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

It does in fact sound like you strained a muscle in your lower back.

This is actually extremely common.

Treatment includes anti-inflammatories, rest and ice

I would take 600mg of Ibuprofen 3 times a day as needed for the pain with food.

You may also benefit from a low dose muscle relaxant prescribed by your doctor.

I also want you to ice the area for 20 minutes, every hour 5 times a day for 1 week.

You may also benefit from the following exercises which I would recommend.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 5 months ago.

Is there anything else I can answer for you?