How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. David Your Own Question
Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 46959
Experience:  Experienced Physician trained in New York City. I'm ready to help.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. David is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Iam suffering from back pain due to lifting my husband who

Customer Question

Iam suffering from back pain due to lifting my husband who had slipped off the sofa. The pain is severe and I am taking two tylenol every six hours for the past 4 days.I am 89 years old and have not moved my bowels for 4 days which is unusual.Is there a better pain relief until I call my Internist on Monday.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
you can try taking ibuprofen 200mg two pills every 8 hours with food in your stomach and plenty of water to see if this helps the pain
you need also strong over the counter laxatives to fix your constipation.
at your age, with these medical issues, you should go to the ER and see an ER doctor to asses your back pain.
you might need a spine MRI scan
you could have a slipped disk causing pinched nerves in your back.
you could have injured your spine which is causing pain and constipation.
do you have a hospital or ER close to you where you can see a doctor right away and get a spine MRI scan?