Back Pain

Patient

Q: I am currently on extended business travel in the United Arab Emirates.Three weeks ago I woke up after only 3 hours of sleep with severe pain in my mid to upper back. During the day there was no pain but the episodes continued every night for a week. I went to a Doctor where he took two X-rays and a blood test. He diagnosed me with a severe muscle strain possible due to over exertion and vitamin D deficiency. He prescribed Celebrex and have me a vitamin D injection. The Celebrex has relieved enough pain that I went from 3 hours to 7 hours sleep every night. However, It is still painful in the morning and very difficult to get out of bed. Additionally, over the past two weeks pain and stiffness has spread to my lower back, hips, back of the right knee and the left wrist. Seems like every day results in different parts of my body hurting but the one constant is the middle of my back. I have a week left in UAE. Today my left side lower back is the most painful area. The Celebrex worked good at first but over time the ability to control the pain has been reduced. Can I wait until my return to the US to follow up with my family Doctor?

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Chronic lower back pain a right shoulder stuffiness

Q: I had an MRI for some back problems but it came back with this: "Small 1.3 cm lesion in the prepontine cistern, ...

Q: Recent MRI was given to me without results. I have to wait until later in the week to get them.

Q: 23 y.o. female had lower right back pain for about 1 year following a burning pain from bending over (I thought it wa...

Q: Hello, I'm Adriana, I just received MRI results of my brain, I'm 40 yrs old, suffer from migraines, tension headaches...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews