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manageing back pain

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 38 years experience
Assemble your team: Back pain can be due to many different problems. See your regular doctor for a physical examination, diagnosis, and initial treatment plan. Have a radiologist review x-rays and mri. Consult physical therapist for exercise program, if ok with the general doctor, and consider a consultation with a pain specialist for chronic pain management with conservative management fails.
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Pain specialists also treat acute pain, not just chronic. Consult action with a physiatrist may be helpful
May 29, 2013
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
What is question?: If you are asking how to manage it...There are many ways. Physical therapy, medication, injections and surgery are all possible options. Without more details i can't begin to make any suggestions to you.
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
The physicians who specialize in Back Pain include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (non-surgeon) Orthopedic Spine (surgeon) Chiropractor (non-physician) providers. Osteopathic physicians, often in Family Medicine, have additional training in manipulation of the spine and musculoskeletal care. The techniques may seem important, but a listening and examining physician is priceless.
Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Managing back pain?: It depends on physical finding and diagnoses, sometimes u need pt ' medications and sometimes u may need surgery. See u physician for evaluation and work up.
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Options: Back Pain can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well.

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