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Its definitly muscle pain in the lower middle back. I started getting it toward the end of my vacation to Greece, and now its just really bad. I'm thinking about calling a doctor or chiropractor, but if anyone knows an easier less expensive way to cure this im all ears. Ive tried the icy hot patches and Bengay but to no avail. Ibuprofen wont work either, my girlfriend tried massaging it but it always comes back. Any suggestions? :)
 

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Call a chiropractor first, and then get a professional massage if it's ok. Gotta take care of your back. Hope it gets better for you.
 

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Vicodin works well .

Perco-set works good as well.

However if you are that hurt, you realy should go see your doctor for advise.
 

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Chiropractor, once they have performed an adjustment on you, the tendancy leans towards you will have to keep going back for adjustemts. Try physio, or if you're asking about drugs, Robaxacet.
 

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Unless you want to be tethered to pharmaceuticals the rest of your life, exercise is the ONLY long term answer.

Get physical therapy, and make the exercises a part of your life.
 

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Unless you want to be tethered to pharmaceuticals the rest of your life, exercise is the ONLY long term answer.

Get physical therapy, and make the exercises a part of your life.
I am probably in the best shape of my life, I can run a 7 minute mile, and bench 60 pounds over my own body weight. I exercise at least 4 times a week, this back pain is definitly only temporary but severely debilitating none the less. Just looking for some suggestions not life time adjustments. I am 21 and about 180 pounds.
 

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I am probably in the best shape of my life, I can run a 7 minute mile, and bench 60 pounds over my own body weight. I exercise at least 4 times a week, this back pain is definitly only temporary but severely debilitating none the less. Just looking for some suggestions not life time adjustments. I am 21 and about 180 pounds.
I would start with a chiropractor. They are much cheaper than MD's in most cases, and they will not give you drugs. Professional massage is also a great idea. If these don't work, then maybe a MD would be a good idea. Also, I'm sure you already do this, drinks LOTS of water!!!!

Good luck. I hope you feel better soon.
 

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I would personally go to the MD first and get an xray or possibly MRI to make sure there is no severe damage (disc, etc.).

Then make a decision from there.

Some good reading would be "Healing Back Pain" by Dr. John Sarno.
 

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Just to keep readers on the right track.

A good chiropractor will send you to an MD first. They should be used as a team. From my experience, a chiropractor is not a licensed MD. please correct if I am wrong.
 

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Understand that you are in great shape. I was experiencing lower back pains a while back and thought that I was in great shape also. Running, weight lifting, hiking and other stuff.

Then I started working my core muscles. After a few weeks, core was stronger, posture improved and pain went away.

See the docs first by all means, but consider working the core muscle groups as well.:2
 

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Naprosyn based pain relievers also have anti-inflammatory properties in case that is a part of the problem. I would try that over Ibuprofen, but a visit to the doctor is definitely warranted here. :2
 

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I am probably in the best shape of my life, I can run a 7 minute mile, and bench 60 pounds over my own body weight. I exercise at least 4 times a week, this back pain is definitly only temporary but severely debilitating none the less. Just looking for some suggestions not life time adjustments. I am 21 and about 180 pounds.
I'm sorry, your thread title said "severe".

Since it's temporary, take four advil and rest it.
 

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I would personally go to the MD first and get an xray or possibly MRI to make sure there is no severe damage (disc, etc.).

Then make a decision from there.
:tpd: I always thought my pain was muscular but turned out to be much worse and required surgery. Don't screw around with this, get it looked at to cover your bases. You never know. :2

Also, Aleve(naproxen) is much better than the ibuprofen. Like Tom said, it's all about the anti-inflammatory.
 

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I am probably in the best shape of my life, I can run a 7 minute mile, and bench 60 pounds over my own body weight. I exercise at least 4 times a week, this back pain is definitly only temporary but severely debilitating none the less. Just looking for some suggestions not life time adjustments. I am 21 and about 180 pounds.
I was a year or two younger than you when I started having back problems. I too was in good shape, I carried more weight than you (235) but I was also 6'4" and running around 5-6% body fat, benching craploads, etc etc etc.

Anyway, my NUMBER 1 recommendation for you is to see an MD. If you're sore after a workout or if you can find nice little blond chiro, they are great for a rubdown.

I went to a highly recommended chiro in my area, and they failed to see (they did take X-Rays) the fact that I had a severely herniated disk. To illustrate their lack of medical knowledge, the surgeon I went to is an editor for several medical journals relating to the spine...mine was one of the worst he has seen for a non-trauma patient.

See a real doctor and see what they say...your girlfriend can give just as good a massage and is a hell of a lot cheaper than a chiro.

Also, I've found that for muscle pain, 500-1000mgs of tylenol helps immensely. Depending on all sorts of variables that I don't know and am nowhere near qualified to comment on, you may be better off with different medication/treatment/etc.

I just highly suggest that you see a REAL doctor.
 

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I would see a spine specialist. get an MRI and hope its nothing to serious.
for drugs what worked for me was a combo of Avinza and Norco.
 

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Its definitly muscle pain in the lower middle back. I started getting it toward the end of my vacation to Greece, and now its just really bad. I'm thinking about calling a doctor or chiropractor, but if anyone knows an easier less expensive way to cure this im all ears. Ive tried the icy hot patches and Bengay but to no avail. Ibuprofen wont work either, my girlfriend tried massaging it but it always comes back. Any suggestions? :)
If you live in a state where its legalized, Medical Marijuana. If not, the thing that helps my back most is my chiropractor.
 

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Naproxen 500mg
Alive is the OTC version, but I don’t get the same form it, possibly because they have had me on the real thing for so long. Indecently I am on it because of injured muscles in my back from a motorcycle meets car wreak, guess which one I was on…little hint, the cheapest way to fix the damage to my vehicle was to glue on felt fabric…whish that would fix my back.
If it doesn’t get better in a few days, go to the doctors, I so not believe in them much, but they will hopefully recommend you to someone to fix the problem before it gets worse…i.e. see my back.
 

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Just get checked out. I was checked out by a good chiropractor first, who discovered a medical problem. He then referred me back to an MD to make sure it wasn't very dangerous. I ended up having two fused cerivcal vertibrae which caused my low back pain. I was in great shape at the time as well. I still work out, and I have learned to manage my back pain. It was just something that I got used to, although standing for an eight hour shift is very painful by the 5 or 6 hour. Just please get checked out to eliminate all serious medical concerns.
 
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