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I don't know what to do.

Hi. I'm a teenager. Just turning 18. I was getting in the bath one day and I noticed that my back started to hurt. I didn't think anything of it. But when I got in I noticed that the pain was worse than any back pain I've ever felt. It literally took my breath away. It's been a full day now. I slowly made my way to my bed and just laid there in agony. I can't move without having a sharp pain in my lower back. Even putting on pants brought me to tears. I don't know what to do. I don't do anything crazy so I have no idea how this could of happened. I want to see a doctor but I seriously cannot move. How can I ease the pain enough to be able to see a doctor and move a bit? 



  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,270

    hi brookierena!

    welcome to spine-health.

    i am so sorry you are hurting this bad. do you have someone that can get you to a doctor first?
    try a heating pad and/or ice packs. a lot of times when i use a heating pad it will relieve me enough so i'm able to move.
    but you need to go ahead and make an appointment asap.

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  • WLLadyWLLady Ontario CanadaPosts: 1,469

    Hi brookierena,

    If it is seriously bad enough that it takes your breath away, and you cannot move without severe pain you need to call an ambulance, or have someone else drive you to the emergency at the hospital. 

    in any event, even if it starts to ease a bit, memerainbolt is correct, you need to make an appointment with your doctor as soon as you possibly can, and have someone take you there if you don't go to emergency or urgent care first.

    i hope you find some relief very very soon!  and let us know how it turns out.

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  • Hello

    It's possible it was a "wrong movement" (sometimes it doesn't take much) and ended up in a lumbago.

    A doctor will probably tell you to put ice at first, then ice and/or heat, + pain killer and muscle relaxant

    I went thru this end of last year.....A chiropractor or osteopath could help, but you really have to trust him before he/she touches your back (i prefer myself osteopathy, it's more gentle)

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