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What to do for back lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain until you see a doctor?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

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.

Answered 6/30/2014

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Dr. Marshall Bedder answered

Specializes in Pain Management

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.

Answered 4/29/2017

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Rest and OTC meds: Rest and otc pain medications such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

Answered 6/25/2014

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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.

Answered 5/18/2014

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Dr. Brian Le answered

Specializes in Pain Management

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.

Answered 6/25/2014

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