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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No bed rest!: Do not lay in bed, will make spasms worse. Walk and move. Gentle stretching, massage, manipulation may help. Need to work on core strength and stretch ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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 ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Heat and Ibuprofen: Heat and Ibuprofen should clear this up. If not better then you may need a muscle relaxant.
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: Rest, ice and gentle stretching. If not effective, see your doctor.
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Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Core strength: The long-term fix, as long as there are no significant problems with the back, to back spasms is a strong core. In addition to strengthening your core ... Read More
Dr. Franklyn Farrell
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Stretch and Exercise: You should stretch daily and exercise your back muscles regularly to keep your body functioning optimally. This works for the great majority of peopl ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nimrod Thapelo Machebe
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Consult a doctor: A proper diagnosis must be made and you may need a physiotherapist to assist you after X-rays are done and analgesia given
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Advil (ibuprofen) and heat: You should try advil or Aleve (naproxen) and heat to the area. If not better see your physician.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
21 years experience Anesthesiology
May be better choice: Taking narcotics for acute pain is not "bad". There may be better choices, though. 2 vicodins contains up to 1000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) so y ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Inflammation: Aging or degeneration of the spine is termed spondylosis which can lead to arthritis or inflammation causing the muscles to react causing them to spas ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Think pelvic : In females these type of symptoms can be associated with pelvic inflammation. Most serious would be pyelonephritis (infection of kidneys) or ovarian ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Muscle spasms: Most likely muscle spasms. This is the most common cause of lower back pain. Usually self limited. Take some otc anti inflammatory meds and it should ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Salman Saeed
32 years experience Neurology
Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pa ... Read More
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