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A 44-year-old member asked:

I don't want to develop low back pain? what's my best bet?

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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management 33 years experience
Core strengthening: Stay in shape, especially your abdomen and the muscles of your low back. Do not focus on crunches exclusively - movements with a rotational component are also important. Learn to lift from your knees. Despite all of that, some things happen that are outside of your control.
Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: Stay active. No high heels. No tobacco - tobacco is associated with higher risk for pain and also prevents injuries from healing. Avoid being overweight. Avoid prolonged sitting. Healthy diet. Exercise...Doesn't have to be intense to be effective. Emotional health - psychological problems can contribute to pain.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Who is the most likely person to develop low back pain?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Any body with bad: Working habits.The risk of lower back pain is equal in every adult who overworks their body, regardless of age or color, and regardless of the fact that the person is a healthy man or woman. The people who are most likely to have lower back pain are those who have poor working conditions, like standing up for prolonged periods of time, sitting for hours together in front of a computer etc.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
also those who bend over to lift things (even their children) or use their back instead of their legs for lifting; those who lift and twist their back rather than turn their whole body are more prone to injury
Jun 6, 2012
A 39-year-old member asked:

What's the best seat cushion for low back pain?

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Dr. Richard Guyer
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 46 years experience
Good seat back: The best would be one that has a cushion for the lower back to maintain the normal curvature of the lower back.
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A 61-year-old male asked:

What is the best treatment for low back pain?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Osteopath: On-going low back pain in senior male needs examination to rule out tumors, aneurysm, infection, herniated disk & Ankylosing Spondylitis. If no diagnosis other than "muscle spasm" try alternative therapies: If manipulation & acupuncture not immediately effective then massage, Aqua-therapy, biofeedback & yoga might benefit. Cannabis is helpful to allay pain and increase sleep. See an Osteopath.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
Chronic soft tissue pain is best diagnosed by the most sensitive medical tool, an experienced & wise Physician who uses his/her knowledge of anatomy & biomechanics, combined with sensitive touch, to satisfy the differential diagnosis. Evaluation of body tissues in real time, & as they function, provides essential & critical information; the purview of Osteopaths & Physiatrists.
Sep 14, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
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Patients should use Cannabis only under the supervision of a Cannabis Medical Consultant, and only in states where Cannabis is legal. Topical Cannabis salves do not generate psychotropic effects & relieve soft tissue pain. Bedtime Cannabis for soporific & analgesic effects oft helps.
Sep 14, 2015

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