Back Pain

Posted by: Linda Scheepers | 2017/05/25


I have a back spasm in my right back blade for 8days.

I have been on spasmed& generic voltaren, but no success. It feels like contractions as the pain comes at intervals of between 2-5 mins apart if I dont use hotwater bottle whether I am sitting,lyging down or standing. The pain comes and goes irrespective of the movement. It comes even if I have not moved or am busy walking or standing. The pain is not pin pointed to a specific movement or time. Please can you assist

Expert's Reply


Backache expert
- 2017/05/29

Hallo Linda,

When we have constant pain (especially when it came without injury), it is allways a good idea to consult a health care practitioner (in this case, I suggest your General Practitioner).  He/She can screen you for serious causes, as in a tumour. A very small % of society actually has tumours causative to pain, but it is good to know that you are part of the majority.  While you are there - also ask on advice to manage the pain, e.g. self massage/exercise/a referral to a physiotherapist. 

All the best,
Susan Grobler

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