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A 33-year-old member asked:

I hurt my back lifting a heavy object, what can i do to cure my lower back pain?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Rest heat OTC meds: Generally most just get better with activity restriction and rest but one can apply heat or cold depending what feels best and take over the counter pills like tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if no stomach or allergy problems. If it does not improve over a week or two, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment recommendations.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

Im having lower back pain and it hurts to move?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice : You are having back spasm probably due to weak muscles pt and flexible exercises are helpful. If you have numbness and tingling down your leg than you have nerve involvement.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are common causes and cures for lower back pain?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Cure for back pain: Back pain is ubiquitous. If you live long enough, 80% chance you'll have it. 40% of any group has some degree of back pain right now. #2 cause of missed work days after common cold. Soooooo, no cure. Good treatment strategy is prevention: don't smoke (4-5x rate of back probs), keep the core strong with pilates/piyo/yoga, avoid decompression (spelunking, or diving), and that's about it. Sorry.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston commented
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
#1 cause of disability as well
Apr 17, 2013
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston commented
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
I agree100%
Apr 17, 2013
A 35-year-old member asked:

How to cure lower back pain while playing hockey?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Your pain is likely a back strain. Heat, nsaids and rest are usually all it takes. Try a massage. If all that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer for you.

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