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steps to avoid backache?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Backache: Proper posture, good diet and regular exercise are the best to adopt. Care with lifting heavy/extra heavy objects.
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Avoid prolonged positions including sitting more than an hour, avoid constant repetitive bending or twisting of the waist.
Jun 8, 2016
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Do these every: morning for 20 minutes. Toning up will avoid back aches. But give them time to work. Also try yoga.
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Daily: Psoas muscle stretches by using a Yoga pose called Cobra or another like it, called upward dog.

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I have a right lower backache what can it be?

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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology 33 years experience
Back ache: The most common cause of back ache is muscle spasm. If the pain is on the side then the back muscles beside the vertebra cause the pain when having injury or physical exercise or even a sudden changing of your position, the other cause may be disc prolapse which needs a physical examination by your doctor.
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What might be the cause of my lower left backache?

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Muscle strain: Muscle strain or disc problems as well as disc degeneration are common causes of low back ache.
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I have a backache and I don't want to take medicine. What can I do?

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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Common sense remedy: Gentle stretching, hot or cold packs to the affected area and of course, if necessary, nsaids such as ibuprofen. Longterm use of omega 3 fatty acids has been shown to act as an anti- inflammatory and may result in decreased pain. Exercise has been shown to diminish uncomfortable physical and psychological menstrual symptoms. If your back ache is not helped by these things, consult your doc.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Why do I sit straight up but still get a backache?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Disc pressure: Sitting puts a lot of pressure on the lumbar discs.
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How can you cure a backache?

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Exercise: There may not be a "cure for back ache" but exercise can help.

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