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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.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It can include physical therapy, exercise, medications, injections ... Please seek help from a pain management doctor, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.

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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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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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Which backrest is best for lower back pain?

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What is the quickest way to deal with my lower back pain?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Low back pain: The quickest way is to get a careful and conservative medical neurologic or physical medicine examination. Most low back pain is due to deconditioning and imbalance of the anterior and posterior spine muscles with altered vertebral joint dynamics and pain from both muscles and joints. Imaging is helpful, but needs to be interpreted cautiously to avoid incorrect conclusions about surgical need.

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