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?
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
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. : )
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