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what is a 70 year old to do to get rid of back pain?

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
It depends on cause: Back pain can be due to a variety of problems. If you can determine where the pain is coming from (disc herniation, muscle spasms, lumbar stenosis, compression fracture in a 70 year old), then the treatment options will be more obvious. See your doctor to begin the workup.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you prevent back pain due to standing for long periods of time?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Stretch: There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain. The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to create core strength and loose weight. I also suggest daily stretching and core strength exercises. You can find these exercises at: http://harvardneurosurgeon.Com/pt2.Html.
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How do I prevent back pain from standing?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Strengthening : One of the most common reasons for back pain is a straining of the back muscles. Thus, an easy prevention technique is to strengthen the back muscles (and sit-ups are not a back exercise). See my health guide on back pain for an easy and effective back strengthening exercise.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How do I prevent back pain due to sitting?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Correct posture: The seated position actually places up to 6x more strain to the low back than standing. When seated, you can promote better posture by sitting at the edge of the seat, preferably with the knees lower than the hips. I also encourage patients to use a lumbar (low back) pillow to sit as if you were"pooching out" your stomach and sticking your chest out. Also, see my "back pain/strain" health guide.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

From past few months I occasionally get back pain. What should I do to get rid of it and make sure it doesn't come again?

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Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Back pain: Its part of being human you can minimize it by strengthening your core/abdominal muscles, learning how to lift /move, and getting proper sleep on a good bed.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of this persistent back pain?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
Evaluation: There are many causes of persistent back pain. Most cases respond to lumbar strengthening exercises and anti-inflammatories. For persistent pain, the best recommendation is to be evaluated by a spine specialist to understand the cause of the pain, and the best way to treat it.

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