• Margie Hutchinson Margie Hutchinson
    July 03, 2008
    Severe pain in sacrum/lower back?
    Margie Hutchinson Margie Hutchinson
    July 03, 2008

    I have had pain in my lower back, in the middle right above the crack of my butt.  I have had it for a week.  I have taken muscle relaxers and then tried just motrin.  Nothing seems to help.  I put ice on it today, but it didn't seem to help much.  What should I do?



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  • Morgan July 03, 2008
    July 03, 2008

     I have lower back pain also. I have had mine for about 9 months. I was diagnosed with RA. ( not saying that is what is wrong ). But the only thing that has helped me has been the chiropractor, the heating pad , and hot showers. NOT pain killers. The chiropractor can check your back to see if you are misalligned. Sometimes that can cause great deals of pain. I hope that I was some help to you. Good luck !


                                                                         Sending wishes of good health...



    - Maybe try some of those patches for back pain. They might help you as well. : )

  • VJ6464 July 18, 2008
    July 18, 2008

    The chiropractor has done wonders for my back and ribs hurting.  I even had shooting pain down one of my legs.  I also take hydrocodone 10/apap 650 just so I can get moving in the mornings.  I've had horses and motorcycles fall on me and the arthritis is catching up with me.  It takes at least a month of adjustments with the chiropractor for the adjustments to "hold" in place.  Hope this helps.  Vicki


  • Margie Hutchinson July 03, 2008
    Margie Hutchinson
    July 03, 2008
  • Cindy Cunningham August 02, 2014
    Cindy Cunningham
    August 02, 2014

    Hi Margie,


    I hope you found some relief for your pain.  Sounds like you could have had a strained muscle. Stretching each morning and night could help with muscle pain.  Using a heating pad or hot water bottle on the area can also help alleviate pain (just be sure not to use too much heat as it could burn your skin.)  A hot shower can also provide some relief. 


    If the pain continued, it could also have been disc related. 


    If you had a diagnosis and treatment options, you might share them here. 


    Here are some links that you might want to check out:


    Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

    Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain

    Disc Herniation: What is It?


    Back Pain and Sciatica


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