A 23-year-old member asked:
Why do i have low back pain when i have your period?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Hormones: It is difficult to say for sure, but probably the shift in hormone levels in your system during your cycle. Try to stay active, exercise, use over the counter medications (unless your doctor told you not to use them), and keep going. If you cannot (the pain is more severe), have your gynecologist or pcp examine you.
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A male asked:
How would you treat low back pain?
7 doctor answers • 43 doctors weighed in
Neurosurgery 16 years experience
Depends: Low back pain (lbp) is extremely prevalent. As long as the back pain is not associated with 'red flags', it is most frequently managed conservatively: massages, pt for back and core strengthening, and pain management for the cases not responsive to the first two. If all these things fail then surgery can be entertained.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
How is low back pain diagnosed?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
See below: The first steps are a good history of the back pain, where and when it occurs, how did it start. Questions about family history of a back pain. Then physical examination, then possibly imaging such as xray , ct or mri. After that the doctor will suggest the most likely reason for the back pain and suggest a specific treatment or treatments.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
I am experiencing low back pain.
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Low back pain: Please find out the cause of the pain but seeing your doctor. After that consider searching the work of John Sarno, MD, who uses a mind body approach to helping pain. Peace and good health.
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