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fell and hurt my lower back

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Hiw far eas fall?: Rest heat or ice massage Otc antiflammatories all worth trying If pain persist see a specialist If it was at work it should be covered under work comp ... Read More

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Chiropractor: I would see a chiropractor or physical therapist. Hopefully you have not continued to do heavy weight lifting but if so you need to stop for a while. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of re ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
If: If back pain is worse with activity & better with rest, does not affect your sleep & is not associated with any weight loss, fever, chills or sweats t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Therapy, medications: Initial treatments for pain due to a back injury include physical therapy, massage, medications. Some try acupuncture or chiropractic manipulation. We ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on injury: Type and severity ax well as how in shape you are to begin with ax well as your overall health. If just a muscle strain, 2 to 6 weeks on average whil ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Stretching: With a low back injury, the most prudent thing to do is simple low back stretches like williams low back exercises to stretch the muscles and allow th ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Report it : If you have sustained a work related injury, you must first report it and your job must file first report of injury or illness to the insurance compan ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Generally a few days: Up to 6 weeks depending on the injury severity and your overall physical condition ; health as well as age. If symptoms persist or worsen or change i ... Read More
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