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What would work for back pain?

What would work for back pain?

Evaluation: Causes of back pain vary greatly and what is the best way to address your problem can only be deterined by a thorough history and physical examination. ...Read more

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Planning For Labor Pain (Definition)

Childbirth classes can teach you breathing and relaxation techniques to help you cope with pain experienced during labor and delivery. The amount of pain felt during childbirth is different for every woman. For some women, the techniques learned in the childbirth classes are enough to relieve their pain, and medication is not necessary. For other women, the option of having pain relief medication available to them during labor and delivery is appealing and, when used, may help them experience ...Read more


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How do I manage my severe back pain?

How do I manage my severe back pain?

Physical therapy: You should be evaluated by a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor. You may benefit from postural correction exercises and physical therapy.. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
Daily
Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
Daily
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When does someone need surgery for chronic back pain?

When does someone need surgery for chronic back pain?

Rarely: Surgery is indicated if there are symtoms such as loss of bladder and bowel control or weakness or loss of function in the legs. First explore good exercise and rehabilitation and if persistent see a pain doctor who can determine if imaging is appropriate or if certain injections may benefit you such as an epidural, facet blocks or prolotherapy. ...Read more

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What can I doto prevent back pain during/after soccer?

What can I doto prevent back pain during/after soccer?

Strengthening: In soccer players I have treated for low back pain I have seen cases where the muscle soreness and tightening was due to weakness and inhibition of the gluteal muscles causing facilitation i.e. Overwork of the lumbar paraspinal muscles. A good sports med doc, a do well versed in omm or a good pt should be able to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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What supplements can I take for bad back pain?

What supplements can I take for  bad back pain?

Magnesium: Magnesium may help low back muscle pain. Use 400mg twice a day. You may increase to the point loose stools are noted. Exercise is still the best supplement. ...Read more

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Back pain relief when sitting for long periods of time?

Weakness: If your pain is relieved with sitting buut worse when active begin a strenghtening program for your hips and back. If you do not see gradual improvement then you need to have a physician evaluate you. ...Read more

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Why do I have back pain after sleeping more than 7 hours?

Why do I have back pain after sleeping more than 7 hours?

Back pain oversleep: May be it is natures way of telling you , that you only need 7 hours sleep.There can be no medical reason why if you sleep more then 7 hours you will get back pain.As long as the pain do not last all day you dont have a medical problem.So get up after 7 hoyrs of sleep. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my severe back pain from sitting in lectures too much?

Exercise: Try getting up from lecture and moving a bit. You may need to sit in the back of the classroom so as not to be a distraction. Explain your problem to your instructor. Also begin a regular stretching and strengthening program for your back. A physical therapist couls assist you with this. ...Read more

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Sharpening the Mind (Checklist)

Limit time on the computer
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Talk to people face-to-face
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Exercise daily
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Do a crossword/sudoku puzzle or play cards
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Is spinal decompression therapy effective to relieve back pain?

Yes: It can be very helpful for some people although it can be difficult to determine who the best candidates are. It is safe so a trial of it can be done to see if it helps. ...Read more

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What does having cramping and back pain in between your periods mean?

Several possibilitie: You could be experiencing pain and cramps due to muscular issues or it could be referred from organs within the pelvis. A good physical exam from your doctor should help give you direction. ...Read more

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My 17 year old son has chronic low back pain. Any ideas on what we could do?

My 17 year old son has chronic low back pain. Any ideas on what we could  do?

Exercise: The vast majority of patients i see in this age group are relatively inactive and respond well to rehabilitation if there areno contraindications to doing so. Have your child evaluated to see if x-rays might be needed especially if there is a history of injury or if a participant in gymnastics, cheer or other sports. ...Read more

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Are abdominal "crunch" exercises the best way to keep from having low back pain?

Are abdominal "crunch" exercises the best way to keep from having low back pain?

Not exactly: Core strengthening including gentle crunches can be helpful in preventing low back pain. However, these need to be performed correctly and should be combined with an entire regimen designed to strengthen the core musculature. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
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Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
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See your doctor
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Hello I currently take coaprovel for high bp, I also have a sore back, is there anything better that paracetamol for back pain that won't interfere, ta?

Hello I currently take coaprovel for high bp, I also have a sore back, is there anything better that paracetamol for back pain that won't interfere, ta?

Yes and more options: Need a competent pain doctor to examine you. Make sure they have the proper training and qualifications fipp or abipp. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant with pelvic pain and lower back pain, hurts to walk and not relieved by laying down hurts worst when changing positions! is this normal?

No.: Many women have milder pain and dyscomfort but yours does sound excessive. At this point in your pg most of the pain is ligament related. If you have not had prior back or pelvic injuries you should have a full recovery after the delivery of your baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does being on your period make your back ache?

Reflex pain: The innervation of the uterus comes from the nerves of the sacral plexus. What you are experiencing is known as a viscerosomatic reflex. The uterus will cause referred pain to the low back area. ...Read more

Peeling Paint In Home (Definition)

Lead is found in: * House paint before 1978. Even if the paint is not peeling, it can be a problem. Lead paint is very dangerous when it is being stripped or sanded. These actions release fine lead dust into the air. Infants and children living in pre-1960's housing (when paint often contained lead) have the highest risk of lead poisoning. Small children often swallow paint chips or ...Read more


Blurry Vision And Eye Pain (Definition)

Blurry vision means vision is not clear: letters on 20/20 eye chart are not clear. Could be due to: need glasses, astigmatism; dry eye/tear film; cataract/lens changes; retinal, optic nerve, brain issue. Most common due to need for glasses or tear film issue. If also have eye pain, could be from dry eyes but have Pentacam to rule out narrow angle: see [email protected] ...Read more