• 5 months ago

    Horrible Back Pain After Fell Down Stairs

    I am a 27 year old healthy female who fell down a flight of stairs and now I'm experiencing horrible constant pain, bruising, swelling, it hurts more when I try to stand let alone walk or turn in any position whatsoever. The only way I have some relief from the pain is by laying flat on my back. The focus of the pain is my lower right side where I landed first. I am wondering if I should go to the ER or what suggestions anyone may have.

Responses

  • 5 months ago

    RE: Horrible Back Pain After Fell Down Stairs

    You should go to an ER, IMHO.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Horrible Back Pain After Fell Down Stairs

    duh what do u think u get a dx here go to the er
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Horrible Back Pain After Fell Down Stairs

    How long ago was the fall? Normal to be sore for a few days. Try put ice or heat. I prefer ice but either will help. Also visualize a bird flying away with your pain and as it disappears the pain disappears. Remember, pain is weakness leaving the body so you're healing
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Horrible Back Pain After Fell Down Stairs

    I hope you have already seen a medical doctor. Trying to tough it out can be a life changing mistake that could haunt you forever. I hope you have a good outcome.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Horrible Back Pain After Fell Down Stairs

    You should probably seek for a neurologist consultation and a scan as there are many etiologies to such pains.
    Meanwhile whatever the case I’d suggest you get started on the DETENSOR traction therapy system which will definitely alleviate your symptoms. It consists of a traction bed system and a therapy mat for intensive traction treatment.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Horrible Back Pain After Fell Down Stairs

    Go to the ER NOW YOU WILL REGRET IT IN YEARS TO COME
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Horrible Back Pain After Fell Down Stairs

    You need to see a doctor who can refer you for xrays or mri. If you have an orthopedic center nearby, see someone there so they can evaluate your injuries. I too have fallen down a flight of stairs which caused alot of pain, so I know what you are going through. The sooner you can be seen, especially after a fall, the better.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Horrible Back Pain After Fell Down Stairs

    None of the posts you have read so far have any meaning. You've not given information that is normally obtained in an adequate history for any advice to be meaningful. By now (9 days after your post), you're probably up and around and nearly back to your usual activities. ER visits are horribly expensive and usually useless, except to give you reassurance that you've not broken anything (they will almost always do tests such as x-rays or MRI's since they're job is to rule out the worst possible scenario).

    My rule of thumb for my patients-once broken bones or internal injury have been ruled out, apply ice in the first 48 hrs. Most strains/contusions should be nearly resolved within two weeks. If the pain is not resolving on its own, it's probably more serious. See a chiropractor, ideally one who is a member of their state association and with post-graduate training. If you want guidelines on what to look for in choosing a chiropractor, feel free to email me. I've been in practice 30 years and know a thing or two about back injuries. Good luck.

    B. Jose Reis, D.C.
    Chiropractic Orthopedist
    bjrdc@comcast.net