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What should I do to treat arthritis in my back?

What should I do to treat arthritis in my back?

Depends: Depends on how it is affecting you. In general, staying physically active (aerobic exercise at least 30 min 3 times a week), strengthen the core muscles (low back and tummy muscles). Stretching, heat, cold, over the counter pain relievers can also help. When they do not, see your primary provider. Seeing a spinal specialist may be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I am 28 and have disc bulges and arthritis in my back what do you think about that?

I am 28 and have disc bulges and arthritis in my back what do you think about that?

Not much: I do not view disc bulges as a significant issue. True disc herniations are another issue altogether. Before there were mris disc 'bulges' did not exist. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my dad who has arthritis in his back?

What can I do to help my dad who has arthritis in his back?

Arthritis: Consider cane, weight control, pool and gym membership, nsaids, purified omega, pt/laser/modalities, etc. Check with pcp or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have arthritis in my back (sacroiliac there any foods that worsen arthritis?

What do you suggest if I have arthritis in my back (sacroiliac there any foods that worsen arthritis?

See details: Diet has little value. One needs to have more specific information about the back issues to offer detailed suggestions. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I'm a 45 yr old female . Have touch of arthritis in lower back. Not needing meds at this time. What can I do 2 improve ?

I'm a 45 yr old female . Have touch of arthritis in lower back. Not needing meds at this time. What can I do 2 improve ?

Maintain mobility: Eat a healthy diet, adequate sleep, hydration, and aerobic exercise with weight lifting to build muscle and maintain mobility. Water aerobics is a great exercise for people with arthritis. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my back and im pregnant I've tries evwrything to make the pain stop what do I do?

I have arthritis in my back and im pregnant I've tries evwrything to make the pain stop what do I do?

Pain Treatment.: Simple remedies include medical massages and later in the pregnancy a maternity lumbar support brace. Otherwise, any prescriptive medication treatment would need to be cleared by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more