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What would you say is the very best method in relieving arthritis in the lower back that causes pain throughout the legs?

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Pain Control Program: Unfortunately arthritis will not go away - it is a finding on an MRI or x-ray but it doesn’t mean the patient is in pain. To control pain suggest core strengthening and stabilization program with an emphasis on flexion. If you smoke - stop smoking as that is a factor in back pain. Since both legs hurt, you really should be evaluated for stenosis and other problems that can cause back and leg pain.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Physical therapy.: Physical therapy consisting of stretching and possibly some lumbar traction may be beneficial.

Answered 11/14/2013

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