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How do i handle chronic back pain?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Several ways: For most, it begins with what the back symptoms mean and then usually some changes in lifestyle like exercise, weight control, smoking cessation and improved sleeping habits as well as avoiding becoming depressed which can magnify pain symptoms.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I handle post surgery chronic back pain?

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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 46 years experience
Refer to answer: Chronic pain post surgery, indicates lack of healing process. Lack of healing process is always inflammatory in nature, which most are auto immune disorders.Causes of lack of healing process could be hypothyroidism, arthropathy of different type. If problem persist i suggest refer to your physician or see a rheumatology.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What to do to cure chronic back pain?

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Dr. James Cole
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Core strengthening: You can improve chronic lbp, but curing it is harder. You will have the best outcome with home exercises program. Get a stability ball with dvd/poster. Do exercises on this 20-30 minutes a day. Most folks will notice improvement after 6 months of consistent exercising of the core (abs, later flank muscles and upper and lower back muscles). See exerciseball.Com for animations. Other good dvds, .
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can you be cured of chronic back pain?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Cure?: There is no cure for chronic back pain- otherwise it's not chronic. You are probably being unrealistic in your goal of wanting to be cured but if you are looking to get better, don't smoke, lose weight to your ideal body weight, and start flexibility exercises to maintain posture and core strength. Keep a positive attitude and take control of your health. Exercise regularly.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What to do for my chronic back pain on planes?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Exercise on plane: Do small stretches on the plane. Get up and walk every 30 min to hour on the plane. Stretch the back as well as the legs. No smoking. Weight loss. Core strengthening.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of my chronic back pain?

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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 25 years experience
Don't Know: This is a general question with a huge list of possible answers. Your best bet would be to get a thorough work-up by a pain management doctor, orthopedist or physical medicine/rehab doctor. Some of the more common causes of back pain include musculoskeletal spasm, strain/sprain, arthritis, herniated discs, history of previous back surgery, scoliosis, and trauma.

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