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A 36-year-old male asked:

Please suggest some important questions i can ask my doctor about chronic back pain.

19 doctor answers34 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ask: Ask to be referred to a physical therapist to teach you home exercise therapy techniques.
Dr. Phillip Shubert
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 36 years experience
The: The transverse abdominal muscles are important core muscles. Ask about exercises to strengthen.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Ask: Ask to try Cymbalta (duloxetine) before narcotic therapy. It can really help your pain!
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
May: May i take a long acting medicine instead of a short acting medicine.
Dr. Estrada Bernard
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Ask: Ask about strategies you could use to reduce the impact of stress and emotional factors.
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Try: Try to understand cause of back pain and see if physical therapy is an option.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Note: Note any injuries, family history, what's the diagnosis, and what my options are for treatment.
Dr. Colin Sanner
Neurology 20 years experience
Would: Would a functional capacity evaluation help? Will this med/rehab/etc be covered by insurance?
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What: What types of exercise will speed up my recovery?
Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Ask: Ask if they are properly trained in pain medicine. Ask about their experience.
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
DON'T: Don't do physical therapy on your own. Only with trained professional because form is important!
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
1.: 1. What is my exercise prescription? 2. How often should I take rest periods?
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
What: What is my "pain generator"? Can i benefit from manipulative therapy or acupuncture?
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
What: What exercises should I do and which should I avoid or how modify due to back pain?
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Ignore: Please outline for me all my options and include just exactly what my problem is.
Dr. Frederick Nahm
Neurology 27 years experience
Ignore: Knowing how to treat requires an understanding of the source of the problem. Always ask about that.
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Ask: Ask your pain doctor if you are a candidate for a spinal cord stimulator.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Ignore: You should ask, "what's the best exercises i can do for back pain?".
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Ignore: Are my studies normal for my age?, how do you objectively study or measure pain?

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Ignore: I have a low back ache that doesn't seem to go away and worse when i'm sleeping.
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Dr. Ben Pradhan
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Ignore: If you have chronic back pain, you are hardly alone. Back pain is almost as common as colds.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can u please suggest me remedies for back pain?

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Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 22 years experience
Basics: Rest, heat 20min on and 20min off, whirlpool hot tub and anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen based on your health. Discuss with a rehab or pain doctor before taking any medication. Yoga is a great alternative.

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