I have back pain in lower back. It hurts when i cough or sneeze?

i am female aged 46. for the past few months i have had back pain in the lower back on the right side. It hurts when i cough or sneeze. I sometimes have difficulty getting up. I tried to lift something heavy at work and since then my back hasnt been right. I have been prescribed painkillers but the pain is sill there.

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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi and welcome to question doctors .com
You are suffering a lower back muscle strain …
You should start hot application ,deep friction massage over the site of strain by a physiotherapist and ultrasound therapy…
Hot showers and baths will help..
If the pain radiated to your leg or thigh you need a MRI done..

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
if the pain has started after lifting heavy weight then there are chances that this may be a intervertebral disc prolapse. Get a mri of lumbar spine done to confirm the diagnosis, consult a orthopedist.
use lumbar belt support . hot fomentation and local gel application should help.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
YOU MAY HAVE STRAINED YOUR BACK MUSCLES, TAKE ANALGESIC MUSCLE RELAXANTS,APPLY LOCAL ANALGESIC SPRAYS AND TAKE REST. ICE PACKS WILL HELP.
IF IT DOESNT HELP,CONSULT A ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

Hello there
Only pain killers won’t be enough. u should take muscle relaxants as well. Physiotherapy exercises will help. Mri of the spine will help you rule out any underlying pathology related to spine