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What is surgical treatment for lower back pain?

What is surgical treatment for lower back pain?

Back pain surgery: Surgery for back pain can be either a discectomy where a part of the disc is removed or a fusion where 2 painful vertebrae are fused together as one (usually using screws and rods) . ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Back Injury (Definition)

That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more


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What is an epidural treatment for lower back and hip pain?

What is an epidural treatment for lower back and hip pain?

Cortisone injection: This is a cortisone injection in the spine, into the epidural space, to reduce inflammation and reduce the excitability of the nerves of the spine, to help control pain in the low back that can also radiate down the lower extremity into the buttock and groin and down the leg to the foot sometimes. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lower back pain for a youngster?

Need evaluation: It is certainly not normal for a youngster to have lower back pain so i would recommend evaluation by a doctor who specializes in this area. The conditions that cause back pain in kids is much different than in adult. ...Read more

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Does laser pain therapy work for a ruptured disk and chronic back and neck pain?

Does laser pain therapy work for a ruptured disk and chronic back and neck pain?

Watch for gimmicks: Lasers are sometimes used in certain minimally invasive spine surgeries for herniated discs that have failed to respond to nonop care. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the initial cure for chronic lower back pain?

Several things: First, you need to assess your health status in terms of regular exercise, weight control and tobacco use. Are you getting a good night's sleep on a good mattress? If the pain persists or is getting worse, try over the counter medication and a simple back support and local heat applications. If no better, see your primary care doctor for an evaluation and to discuss next steps. ...Read more

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Any cure for hla-27 a lower back ache and severe pain in left thighs?

Treatment for pain: Hla-27 is part of your genetic make up and cannot be altered. However, the pain in the back and thighs should be treatable. You may wish to see a rheumatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

A lot!: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise (stretching, core stengthening, cardiovascular) at least 3x a week & activity modification. Yoga & pilates are good choices. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is treatmetn for lower back pain or kidney pain?

What is treatmetn for lower back pain or kidney pain?

2 separate problems: For back pain, lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. For kidney pain, you need to be seen and treated by your physician. ...Read more

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Acute lower back muscle spasms on either side of spine. Causes and cure needed pl.

Acute lower back muscle spasms on either side of spine. Causes and cure needed pl.

SpaSm: Relative over or different use of back dehydration, cures: massage time , and patients 6 weeks of time on average to 80% better followed by recurrent shorter less , severe episodes is normal course. ...Read more

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Is there physical therapy for lower back pain?

Yes!!!: here's a You Tube video I produced with our physical therapists... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zybMbnVoU and here is a more in depth academic paper, with theory, "A phased rehabilitation protocol for athletes with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3812831/ ...Read more

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Which backrest is best for lower back pain? 

Which backrest is best for lower back pain? 

See below: You want something that promotes good posture. Anything that encourates a curvature of the back just above your hips is fine. I bought a special back support on line but actually a cylinder shaped pillow that i bought at wal-mart works better. They cost about the same, maybe 15 dollars. ...Read more

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Burning back pain in upper cervical vertebrae. What is the best treatment for this?

Facet blocks.... : Which are diagnostic. If your pain goes away, radiofrequency ablation will take your pain away for two to 5 years. You probably have arthritis in the small joints of the neck. If you have radiating pain to the arms, could be due to cervical disk disease. See your local pain management physician. ...Read more

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I have a lower back pain and front and back ribs pain with strain at bak...Stiff back muscle...What are the possible reasons and treatment for that?

I have a lower back pain and front and back ribs pain with strain at bak...Stiff back muscle...What are the possible reasons and treatment for that?

Muscle: At your age it's more likely muscle related. Have you been more physically active than usual recently? It would be reasonable to treat conservatively with time and nsaids. See a physician if symptoms persist or are severe. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on/off for 10 months. Pain is slightly to the left and radiates down my glutes. Which type of healthcare professional should I see?

Lower back pain on/off for 10 months. Pain is slightly to the left and radiates down my glutes. Which type of healthcare professional should I see?

See below: Most primary care physicians can perform an initial back pain evaluation. A few medical specialties that routinely treat back pain are physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, rheumatology, neurosurgery, and neurology. ...Read more

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Is there a good treatment for 10/10 lower back pain?

Is there a good treatment for 10/10 lower back pain?

10/10 back pain: This rating is meaningless without a full evaluation by an md be it a specialist or your pmd. Treatments are not provided based on a patients numeric rating. This is because what is a 10/10 to you maybe a 6/10 or a 4/10 to someone else. In acute pain the rating is quite good, in chronic pain it is very inacurate. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lower back disk degeneration?

What is the best treatment for lower back disk degeneration?

Exercise: Exercise is the number 1 treatment for deg disease. Now once to have attempted this and if you still need more help then you can discuss medication with your doctor ...Read more

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What is the normal treatment for chronic back pain?

What is the normal treatment for chronic back pain?

See below: First step is education and trying to unlearn some popular misconceptions about back pain. Next engagement is some type of physical exercise is key. Use of physical therapy, massage, yoga, stress reduction and mind-body techniques are also very helpful. Try to decrease over-reliance on medications, particularly narcotic medications which appear to be rather ineffective and do more harm than good. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Back Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the spine could be considered back trauma. Classically the back includes the ...Read more