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Best way to treat lower back pain ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Not enough info!: Lower back pain is too broad a complaint to answer with reasonable success. Need a full history and examination as to exactly where the pain is, and what provokes and relieves it. Are there lower extremity or other neurological features? One must reasonably know the specific SOURCE of pain generation in the lower back to provide proper treatment recommendations!

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What's the best way to end lower back pain?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Get it evaluated: If this is a chronic problem, get it evaluated. In young males, low back pain may be due to an inflammatory arthritis (spondylitis) or a mechanical issue.
A 24-year-old male asked:

What's the best way to treat lower back pain if you're a weightlifter?

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Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
LBP: Do not think of low back pain(lbp) as a diagnosis but as a symptom. Pain in the lumbar spine can be caused by many factors. You stated that you are a weightlifter. (i also weightlift). If you perform squats ( hack or normal) and experience lbp then x-ray would be necessary to rule out spondylolisthesis/spondylolysis. If you experience lbp with pain/numbness down leg then seek medical evaluations.
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A 55-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to alleviate lower back pain?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
What caused it!!!: The obvious is to avoid/eliminate what caused the pain....But at times it is not possible. Simple sprain/strain typically improve in 2-3 wks time. If you have disc disease/spinal problems etc....More involved treatment modalities are likely needed...So, first is to have it checked out by for doc..
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A 18-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to releive lower back pain?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Exercise: There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain. The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to create core strength and loose weight. I also suggest daily stretching and core strength exercises. You can find these exercises at: http://harvardneurosurgeon.Com/pt2.Html.
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Which backrest is best for lower back pain?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
See below: You want something that promotes good posture. Anything that encourates a curvature of the back just above your hips is fine. I bought a special back support on line but actually a cylinder shaped pillow that i bought at wal-mart works better. They cost about the same, maybe 15 dollars.

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