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I hurt my back moving furniture and it is very painful

Customer Question

I hurt my back moving furniture and it is very painful trying to get up out of a chair or bed. What is the best thing to take? I have been taking anti in but it is not helping.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: Since Sat after I had moved a large sofa, chair and recliner. I had no pain before then. It doesn't seem to hurt oo much when I am sitting, bit when I get up.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

how old are you?

are you male or female?

you should alternate heat and ice pack son your back

you can try 200-600mg of ibuprofen 2-3 times a day with food and plenty of water

you can take tylenol as well.

if your pain doesn't get better, you should see a doctor and get an exam. you may need an MRI scan of your back to check for compressed nerves and slipped disks in your back.