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A 35-year-old member asked:

Could a more supportive bra help relieve my back pain?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: A supportive bra won't hurt and could definitely help. Other important things to try are pregnancy yoga, wearing flat comfortable shoes, and sleeping with a pillow between your legs.
Dr. Gabor Racz
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Yes: Pay attention of the strap not digging in over your shoulder. It can compress a nerve called supra scapular nerve.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can positive affirmations help relieve back pain?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Absolutely: One can never separate the effects of emotions and thoughts on any painful condition. If your thoughts are predominantly negative, the body will tend to pump out more stress hormones and adrenaline which causes the muscles to tense and which will cause more pain. This is why i recommend yoga so much; it calms the mind and allows a trust in the body to develop.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What can I do while I am at home torelieve my back pain?

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Dr. Tasleyma Sattar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ice packs/Stretches: At the start of back pain, you should utilize heating pads or ice packs (whichever feels better to you), anti-inflammatories (like advil/motrin/ibuprofen), and stretching (touch your toes). As you start to feel better, doing crunches and core exercises will help take the pressure off your back and prevent a recurrence. If you have any numbness or tingling in your legs, see your doctor immediately!
A 27-year-old member asked:

How do I relieve my back pain while working?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on type of: This does depend on your type of work and on your physical condition as well as what type and degree of pain you are experiencing. Lifestyle also may play a role in terms of your weight control & whether you smoke. The conditions in which you work and the mechanics of how you perform your work is also a factor. Therefore, you should seek an evaluation to get the correct information and advice.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are some ways can I relieve my back pain?

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Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
Exercise, Medication: Common back pain is best relieved and prevented by exercise and fitness. Focus on aerobic fitness and core strength. Over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help. If you pain is more significant consider seeing your doctor and getting a referral for physical therapy.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to relieve my back pain?

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Dr. David Knierim
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Non surgical methods: Back pain can be caused by a number of problems. Weight control and muscle tone through exercise are considerations. Diagnostic imaging may reveal a more precise cause. If surgical lesions are excluded, physical therapy including trans dermal stimulation may be a consideration. Often bracing provides some relief, but it doesn't strengthen the muscles that balance and support good posture.

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