Hello i am having problems in my mid to lower

Patient : Hello i am having problems in my mid to lower back. I cant stand on my feet for more than 1 hour without it hurting. I cant even sit up straight for more than 5 minutes. Im constantly in pain and dont know what to do. I went to my doctor and they said i had early scoliosis and that i just needed to work out my back, shoulders and chest. I would just like a second opinion. Thank you.
Doctor :   Hello Welcome to Ask The Doctor. You might be suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis. I would advise you to get foll owing investigations done: 1. HLA B27 2. X-Ray Both Hip with Sacro-Iliac Joint 3. X-Ray Lumbosacral spine. For acute muscular pain I advise following: 1. A combination of pain killer and muscle relaxant containing Diclofenac and Thiocolchicoside. 2. To do hot fomentation of the affected area. 3. To apply Diclofenac ointment locally. 4. To get physiotherapy done particularly Ultrasonic heat massage. Share my opinion with your Doctor before you act upon it. I hope it helps. Stay Healthy.

Related Q&A

Q: I have pain in my shins after being on my feet for a while. The orthopedist thought it was sciatica, but my primary d...

Q: Is upper back pain normal with strept throat ?

Q: I have had a two level Spinal Fusion but the surgery has not worked or helped with my pain levels which have increase...

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, ...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon