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A 41-year-old member asked:

how can i alleviate chronic back pain?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends on…: Cause(s) of the pain—injury, muscle spasm, disc problem, spinal stenosis, tumor, etc. Nsaids (otc or rx strength) provide pain relief & fight inflammation. Muscle relaxers can calm tight, spastic muscles as can moist heat applied to affected areas. Stretching, yoga, massage therapy, osteopathic therapy can help others. Some, however, require services of pain management specialist.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I remedy my chronic back pain and spasms?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
Family Medicine 45 years experience
BIG Question: Too generalized to answer. See your doctor. Find the cause.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Are there alternative remedies out there for chronic back pain?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes but...: You can find all sorts of things on the internet, in shops & malls, from friends and neighbors. Most things used to treat back pain (including some conventional things prescribed by doctors) have weak scientific basis. It is hard to prove something works, especially since there are so many causes for back pain. When looking at alternatives consider cost, safety, invasiveness, risk, effectiveness.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
...and a money back guarantee if you aren't satisfied. Many shops will offer this if they are legitimate.
May 9, 2013
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of my chronic back pain?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I alleviate chronic back pain without spendnig much money?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Cure back pain: You can't cure chronic back pain, but you can learn to live with it. Consider the book "full catastrophe living" by jon kabat-zinn.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What is a way to cure chronic back pain?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Cure back pain: You can't cure chronic back pain, but you can learn to live with it. Consider the book "full catastrophe living" by jon kabat-zinn.

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