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I have pain at the very bottom of my spine/sacrum

Patient: I have pain at the very bottom of my spine/sacrum. It is not muscular. I’m a recovering alcoholic so I’m not willing to gamble on anything that might be addictive. I’m looking for something over the counter. What about creams or tens?

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.It seems that you have pancreatitis. Pancreatitis occurs because of Alcohol consumption as well. Here are symptoms of Pancreatitis:Abdominal pain radiating to the backNausea and vomitingHigh heart rateHigh respiratory rateTender abdomenI recommend that you talk to a Doctor to diagnose Pancreatitis. Treatment of pancreatitis is usually supportive and it involves providing fluids and providing morphine for the pain.I hope this helps you.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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