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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have a sacrelital back pain how can i treat it?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Stretch & massage: Heat stretch and massage. Magnesium is also vital. It will help relax the associated muscles, decrease stress, stabilize sleep and help other meds and therapy to work efficiently. Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Take b-complex 100 too.
Dr. Larry Stephenson M D
Neurology 45 years experience
Exercise,pt,meds: Si joint dysfunction is common and may be associated with medical diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis. It may have with this disease more extensive abnormalities in th cervical spine. It is often associated with a positive hla b21 antigen. More commonly sacroilitis is associated with osteoarthritis and with phy therapy and medications responds well. Meds used includes nsaids and analgesics.

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