A 50-year-old female asked:
what to do for back lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain until you see a doctor?
5 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Ipobrufen: Motrin (ipobrufen) several times a day. See physician asap. Self treatment is poor choice. Could be kidney stone, arthritis, herniated disk among other causes.
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Pain Management 38 years experience
Conservative Care: You should not be lifting any weight over 5-10 pounds. Do not bend at the waist, use your legs. If there are no allergies or contraindications take otc Ibuprofen as directed. Keep a pillow between your legs if you sleep on your sides to keep your spine aligned at night. If you sleep on your back place a pillow under your knees. Try maintaining some gentle stretching to keep from tightening up.
5220 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pain Management 39 years experience
Rest and OTC meds: Rest and otc pain medications such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
5218 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Back pain: Recommend that you do a neutral spine core stability program for a few weeks. If not significantly improved it may be time to have it evaluated. Can see videos of neutral spine exercises on youtube. This includes planks and "birddog". You can use over the counter meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve.
4920 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pain Management 17 years experience
Back pain: You can use heat pads, stretching exercise, massage. You should not be lifting any weight over 5-10 pounds. Otc Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) might be beneficial as well.
4900 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 29, 2017
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