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A 21-year-old member asked:

what would work for back pain?

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Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 40 years experience
Evaluation: Causes of back pain vary greatly and what is the best way to address your problem can only be deterined by a thorough history and physical examination.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
NSAIDs/Rest: Acute back pain responds well to rest and nsaids. Gentle stretching exercises are also good. If it persists more than 12 weeks you should see your pcp for an evaluation. An MRI may be in order at that time.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Does inversion therapy work as a treatment for back pain?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Making more room: The theory of inversion or decompression therapy is that the bones of the spine have a chance of spreading out with the help of gravity or traction. This spreading of the bones allows for more space where the nerves exit the spinal column. More space equates to less chance for the nerves to be impinged or irritated. Check with your doctor to see if this form of therapy may be beneficial for you.
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How can you reduce back pain while standing at work?

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Refer to answer: Need to stablish the cause. In general a back brace, and exercise is a good start. If pain persists refer to your physician.
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What should I do to reduce back pain at work?

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Dr. Steven Hill
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Stretch/strengthen: It is important to stretch your muscles every day - 5 minutes more in the shower in the moring will help, also doing back strengthening with exercise will help.
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Can the panchakarma techniques work for back pain?

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Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly: According to ayurveda, panchakarma can be helpful for many health issues by restoring balance and clearing toxicities from the body. Back pain, in particular, is addressed as a vata disorder for which the panchakarma therapy of basti treatments is prescribed. In addition, daily massage treatments can also be helpful for back pain. If it persists, however, consider a full medical consultation.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How to reduce back pain while standing at work at restaurant?

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Move around more: Our spines do not react well to staying in one position too long. This tends to cause the soft tissues, (discs, ligaments, muscles) to deform which cause symptoms. Best to move around. If your back still does not respond, you might do well to work with a physical therapist to strengthen your back.

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