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How do you wear a lumbar support belt for moderate to severe low back pain?

How do you wear a lumbar support belt for moderate to severe low back pain?

Securely: If your physician has prescribed a lumbar support the medical supply store professional or physician should should show you how to wear it. It should not cause discomfort and should fit securely. You should not have any pressure on your sternum and should be comfortable while sitting. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can a lumbo sacral support belt,help my lower back pain and my sciatica?

Can a lumbo sacral support belt,help my lower back pain and my sciatica?

Possibly: However do not rely on that belt all the time as it will make your muscles weaker and you may make things worse. Belts/supports are typically helpful in situations when you need to do activity. ...Read more

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Can exercise usually help low back pain?

Yes: Of all of the treatments touted to help low back pain, exercise has consistently shown to be one of, if not the best way to treat lower back pain. There is no one "right" exercise for all people with back pain. Studies have shown that people who do any kind of exercise to keep themselves physically fit tend to have lower rates of back pain than people who do not exercise regularly. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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?

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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My Cousin is experiencing low back pain.

My Cousin is experiencing  low back pain.

Pain : Low back pain can be caused by a multitude of conditions. Your cousin needs to see a physician to find out what is causing it ...Read more

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Low back pain 8yrs . No relief to my wife.?

Low back pain 8yrs . No relief to my wife.?

Several options: Chronic back pain is usually related to degenerative changes to the joints or discs in the spine. Unfortunately there are no "quick fix" options. Long term relief often requires a multidisciplinary approach including proper medication, therapy, chiropractics, exercise, diet, biofeedback, and education. ...Read more

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Freq mild low back pain. What are my options?

Freq mild low back pain. What are my options?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Low back pain for years. Can this be treated?

Ofcourse: Theres always something to do depending upon the cause. Get evaluated by an ortho spine specialist. ...Read more

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Why a physical examination for low back pain?

Required: When seeing a doctor for low back pain, an examination is needed. Such an examination includes at least an evaluation of gait, posture, testing for localized tenderness/deformity, reflex examination, lower extremity musculoskeletal evaluation, and a neurologic evaluation. Low back pain is a symptom, sometimes associated with other conditions, somtimes not spine related. ...Read more

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Why am I having severe low back pain all of a sudden?

Several possiblities: Without a more precise description of location and pain it's impossible to say, but it could be vertebral dysf., muscle cramps, kidney disease, quadratus lumborum spasm, disc herniation, sacroiliac problem, etc. Etc. A proper history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam might be able to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: low back pain?

Low back pain: 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. ...Read more

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What are the conservative options for treating low back pain?

What are the conservative options for treating low back pain?

Back Pain: Conservative measures in my opinion for back pain include the following: NSAIDS , muscle relaxers short term ( not soma), stretching and range of motion exercises, physical therapy, osteopathic manipulation, in some cases chiropractic care, very short term use of pain medications in the acute phase, local heat, rest for 24-48 hours, plain X-ray. No CT or MRI without neuro deficit for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a low back pain and feel extraordinary cold. Should I be worried?

No: It is interesting that people with back pain seem to feel temperature changes more commonly than others. There is nothing dangerous going on. ...Read more

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Can low back pain be a tumor?

Yes: Some tumors will cause lower back pain. If i see a young person who is having new onset of back pain or if i see a middle aged person with no history of lower back pain with new onset back pain, i will search for potential tumors as a cause. Thankfully it is uncommon but something not to miss. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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