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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Low Back Pain (Overview)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently referred to as sciatica.


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What causes low back pain on left side?

What causes low back pain on left side?

Back pain.: Back pain that is one sided can be cause by muscle pain, ligament pain, disc pain or nerve pain. You need eval by your pcp and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Low Back Pain (Overview)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently referred to as sciatica.


Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Low back pain (Tip)

Is surgery an option with my type of back pain? ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

Most commonly PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis would be most likely! But with so many., it is likely inflammatory. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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Does upper cervical treatment help low back pain?

Not usually: Treatments such as physical therapy, injections or surgery tend to target only that particular area of the body or spine.

However, if medication (oral or injected) is absorbed into the blood stream, it can be distributed and exert effect all over the body.
This may explain why the steroid injection in your neck or back sometimes makes your aching knee feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
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Low back pain (Tip)

How can I prevent back pain in the future? ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Why and how to cure low back pain after yoga workouts?

Stop yoga: Unless it's due to muscle soreness because of poor conditioning, stop any activity that's causing you significant pain and go consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Stretching helps: Hamstrings run from the back of each thigh and can limit the motion of the pelvis when tightened. By stretching them you can lengthen the muscle again and relieve the stress felt on the low back. Take a look at the article below for a few options for stretching your hamstrings.

http://www. Spine-health. Com/wellness/exercise/specific-hamstring-stretches-back-pain-relief. ...Read more

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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Low back pain (Tip)

Ask your doctor if they have a favorite physical therapist that they use to treat back pain. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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How can u prevent low back pain?

How can u prevent low back pain?

Flexibility: Lose weight, flexibility exercises, no smoking, walk and exercise daily. Simple statements- very beneficial results. ...Read more

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Felt cold yesterday, struggled to get warm, heavy legs and arms. Now very painful low back pain on left and right, what could it be?

Felt cold yesterday, struggled to get warm, heavy legs and arms. Now very painful low back pain on left and right, what could it be?

Possible virus: These symptoms are consistent with the early stages of a flu like viral infection of the respiratory tract or intestines. If symptoms of a head cold, cough or diarrhea do not develop and fever and chills persist, see your physician as a more serious infection may be present. If urinary symptoms appear a urinary infection may be present. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have your testosterone checked each morning
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Discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone replacements with your doctor
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Take a testosterone replacement as instructed
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Low back pain?

Low back pain?

Low Back Pain: Most LBP is not serious and goes away with time, physio, and simple analgesia. Warning signs include numbness, weakness, urinary or defecating problems, or fever. If you are older or have a cancer that is concerning also. There could be abdominal causes or kidney problems also. If any concerns or symptoms persist you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a low back pain?

I have a low back pain?

Low Back Pain: Most LBP is not serious and goes away with time, physio, and simple analgesia. Warning signs include numbness, weakness, urinary or defecating problems, or fever. If you are older or have a cancer that is concerning also. If any concerns or symptoms persist you should see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Low back pain (Tip)

Is my pain due to a problem in my spine? ...See more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking magnesium supplements
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Consume potassium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking a potassium supplement
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 ounce per day
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Why chronic low back pain?

Why chronic low back pain?

What's low back pain: Unfortunately that is way too vague a question. There are probably several hundred causes of low back pain. Important questions include is it only back pain, does it go down the legs, and when does it occur. ...Read more

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How is low back pain diagnosed?

Diagnosis: Exact direction of injury mechanism and symptom constellation suggests which body part of low back & pelvis to examine. Best examination is one that tests each tissue of the body part, i.e., bone, joint, ligament, tendon, muscle, and myofascia; as body part functions in time & space. The direction of gravity acting on body masses stimulates pain transducers & abnormal joint range of motion. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Pinkham Dr. Pinkham
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Low back pain (Tip)

Listen to your body. If you can't explain the pain and it is not responding get a good examination. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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What to do about low back pain?

What to do about low back pain?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
If your back pain persists, I recommend you seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Low back pain medical diagnosis?

Low back pain medical diagnosis?

Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. A good physical exam and possibly imaging can help diagnose the cause of low back pain. ...Read more

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Low back pain (Tip)

What exercises can I do to strengthen my back? ...See more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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I am experiencing low back pain.

I am experiencing low back pain.

Low back pain: Please find out the cause of the pain but seeing your doctor. After that consider searching the work of John Sarno, MD, who uses a mind body approach to helping pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to cure low back pain quickly?

Stretch/Rest: Rest, stretching, learning core strengthening exercises and using nsaids to help are the best ways to help back pain. Otherwise, if it persists see your doctor for other options. ...Read more

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Low back pain (Tip)

When pain is radiating or "shooting down" down your leg, consult your physician. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What can I do for my low back pain?

What can I do for my low back pain?

See other answers: Very common question & you will find more information already on this site. Bottom line, you can do a lot from exercising, taking better care of yourself thru diet. No tobacco. Try manipulation, massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, etc. Get worked up by doctor if needed - x-rays, mri, labs. Injections if not otherwise better. Surgery only occasionally needed as last resort. ...Read more

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Low back pain and positive leukocites?

UTI?: Assuming you mean leukocytes in the urine, you may have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). See the Dr. For official eval and treatment of this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Low back pain (Tip)

If you struggle with back or shoulder pain, ask your doctor for a prescription for massage. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What can I do if I have low back pain?

What can I do if I have low back pain?

Back pain: Often improves from changes in lifestyle, including dosed exercising and flexibility stretches as well as walking. A sedentary lifestyle usually leads to worsening back pain, while core strenthening and healthy eating-and-drinking habbits are good for your back too! Try joining a gym and find pilates- or yoga classes to go to; even 2x1hr a week will do wonders! See "stretching" answer from earlier. ...Read more

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What causes low back pain on left side?

Back pain.: Back pain that is one sided can be cause by muscle pain, ligament pain, disc pain or nerve pain. You need eval by your pcp and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Low back pain (Tip)

Tell your doc about any trauma (even a minor fall or heavy lifting in person w/low bone density). ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,740 Doctors shared insights

Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
3,456 Doctors shared insights

Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more