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I have an annoying pain in my left side back just below my

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I have an annoying pain in my left side back just below my rib cage it's been going on for about 6 hours. I'm otherwise fine and have had before but am curious as to what it is?
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I have been starting to work out again. It's worse when I lie down. Doing yoga stretches and standing up seems to make it better. Sitting down it seems to still be there.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No not had anything serious.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Did pain started after exercise or lifting heavy object?

On a grade of 1 to 10 how would you rate the pain?

Any other associated symptoms?

Is pain localized ?

Age and gender .

Waiting for your reply…

Thanks

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I didn't lift anything really heavy I was doing spin class last night. (Fast cycling)
Pain is prob a 6, seem to be a bit gassy too. Localised to left back just below rib cage and the left side.35 and female
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 months ago.

Dear,

Thanks for all these additional details.

I can understand your concern.

Well, It sounds to be nerve root compression, The compression of lumbar nerves L4 or L5 or sacral nerves will cause such symptoms.

Also muscle pull would cause such symptoms.

Kindly follow these measures-
1. Application of ice packs on lower back for 15 minutes can be done three-four times a day.
2. Use of Local analgesic cream would be helpful.
3. Back brace can restrict movements, and help in quick recovery.
4. You should avoid any lifting or pushing / pulling weights or heavy objects.
5. Stretching exercises for your lower back can help you feel better and may help to relieve nerve root compression.
6. You can take help from physical therapist. Physical therapy includes various modalities like Short wave diathermy,Infra red,Wax therapy ,these will be helpful.
7. You can take OTC Tylenol.
If symptoms doesn't improve then stronger anti-inflammatory with painkiller action can be prescribed.
Please follow these above measures, and get it clinically evaluated from your doctor.

It may take up to 2-3 weeks, to be completely free from symptoms.

Hope this helped

If you have any further question then you can ask me.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok I am in the uk and not heard of any of these treatments not sure they offer the same here.
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 months ago.

Dear,

I can understand your concern.

In UK you can easily get Paracetamol as OTC pain-reliever.

You can get back brace easily.

Also, Stretching exercises for lower back would be very helpful.

You can apply ice packs on lower back for 10-15 minutes and can be done three-four times a day.

Even with above measures, i am sure you would get good results.

God bless you and take care.

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