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Back Pain Severe What Can I Do To Ease It So Bad Cannot Walk
Difficulty walking is a broad term that encompasses multiple medical conditions. One type of difficulty walking is called claudication. In claudication, a person can begin having severe pain or tightness or cramping that can make it difficult to walk. Claudication can have a vascular or neurological cause or both. Cardiac and pulmonary patients can have trouble walking ...Read more
Try Simple Measures: Try icing your back for 20 minutes or so laying on your side. Try some over the counter analgesics like Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin (you can use the generic versions). If no relief, see a doctor right away. If there is interference with walking or bowel or bladder problems, that's an emergency and you need to get to an er asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have been on the toilet so much that the pain is unbearable and I'm scared to go again cause it hurts so bad.. how do I ease the pain?
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic (spontaneous without a cause) scoliosis is not a painful condition. Back pain in scoliosis is similar to that of people with a straight spine unless lumbar curves exceed 30-50 degrees and thoracic curves exceed 50-70 degrees. Curve progression occurs with aging by about .5 degree per year. It is not likely to "compress organs" or cause breathing, heart or neurologic probs unless severe. ...Read more
I have a pain that goes from my lower back down my left leg. I do not like going to er if i can help it. What can i do to stop the pain?
This pain: sounds like RADICULAR pain , that is pain from a PINCHED NERVE in your BACK (At the L4-5 or L5-S1 levels) TRY APPLYING HEAT (MOIST HEAT BEST) on your lower back (at the level of your HIPS) and lie down on a relatively FIRM surface! TRY ADVIL (ibuprofen) 2 tablets (400 MGM) after meals and at bedtime with MILK (to protect your stomach) Call your PCP as soon as practical for further advice! Good luck!!! Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing severe back pain. I annoy get up to go to the bathroom and need to use it. What can i do? OTC painkillers have not helped
See your provider : Please see your primary care provider. There is medication that can help. It is also good to have things checked out. ...Read more
Back pain: Walking s one of the best exercises for backpain, but many patients cannot walk due to pain! Try aquatic exercises, walking in water upto neck deep. You may benefit from interventional pain treatments to relieve joint pain from the spine, or if you have stenosis even a steroid injection can provide short term relief wile you get the therapy started. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have intense lower back pain when I exercise, what can I do to stop it from coming?
Diagnosis: I would see your physician for evaluation. If the spine is structurally normal and there are no other significant problems then I would recommend seeing a chiropractor. You might also want to get a personal trainer to make sure you are doing your exercises correctly. Alternatively, you could consider switching exercise activities completely - aquatic exercise is usually easier on the spine. ...Read more
Gas trapped in lower back area. How do I get it to stop. What can I do to pass gas to make the pain go away?
See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Back pain/constipati: If you have constipation, suggest high fiber diet, increase exercise, adequate hydration. You could also add fiber supplement (citrucel one table spoon in 8 oz of water daily and titrate to goal of 25-30 grams/day). If the above not helping, add MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (one tablespoon in 8 oz of water drink daily). If continue to have back pain, might want to see a local physician. ...Read more
I have a herniated disc, and it often comes with lower back pain. I do not feel shooting pain. What can I do to alleviate the pain?
Stretch: There are many causes of low back pain and a herniated disc is one cause.. Usually acute back or hip pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get up & move: Staying in any position too long can be uncomfortable. Get up and move around. If you have a sitting job, try to stand, stretch, walk around every hour. It will help you feel better and help you to get back to work after the short break. ...Read more
I have really bad back pain, my lower back is where it hurts the most. What can I do to make it stop hurting so bad?
Get seen: If you have new back pain that is severe & does not get better with normal dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, or if you have fever, vomiting or get worse, etc., then you need to get seen ASAP at an Urgent Care or ER. You have not provided enough details to be more specific. If Tylenol (acetaminophen) & a heating pad (30 minutes at a time only) helps for now, continue the tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin (as on bottle) till see MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 might include heat pads, exercise, massage, physical therapy, medications, injections ... You should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm pregnant and have almost severe constant abdominal pain accompanied by light spotting. What can I do to ease my pain so it doesn't hurt to walk?
Go to Ob Triage...: "Severe constant abdominal pain" needs to be evaluated by your Ob, especially if it is associated with spotting. It can be a miscarriage, pre-term labor, or other pregnancy complication. Most hospitals have a triage area where you can go for evaluation after 20 weeks for this type of problem and it is open 24/7. That way you don't have to go to the ER. Its better to go than to worry! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
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