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A 31-year-old member asked:

Steroid shots to relieve back pain a good idea?

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Dr. Douglas Beall
Radiology 28 years experience
Yes: It is a good start. If you have back pain at 31 you likely have premature degenerative disc disease. See an interventional pain management physician and consider an MRI of the low back for diagnostic purposes.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Where can I get steroid shots to relieve back pain?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See PCP: Oral steroids will likely be of little value. Zan epidural steroid injection may (or may not) be the answer. Start with your pcp who can evaluate you and refer you to a pain specialist.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What stretches are good to relieve back pain?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Core muscle strength: You will need to strengthen abdominal and low back muscles. Yoga and pilates are options as are others.
A 26-year-old member asked:

What is a good, recommended bed to relieve back pain?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Controversial: There is no scientific studies to determine which beds are best for the relief of back pain. There are many good studies that show that weight loss, stretching, and core strengthening (via exercise) are good long-term treatments for back pain.

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