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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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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Which lower back exercise help back pain?

Which lower back exercise help back pain?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Do massage chairs help alleviate lower back pain?

Do massage chairs help alleviate lower back pain?

As answered prior: As stated if the massage chair helps your symptoms use it. Otherwise enroll in a formal physical therapy program . If your pain persists see an orthopaedic spine specialist ...Read more

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Will chiropractice help lower back pain problem?

Will chiropractice help lower back pain problem?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of your lower back pain. See your to determine the cause. A do is a type of medical dr who has been trained in treating muscle/skeletal problems & may be able to help. Do's can use different techniques--osteopathic manipulative medicine to help treat low back pain-kind of like a chiropractor but also using gentle techniques like stretching, relaxing muscles, realignment. ...Read more

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Are lower back hyperextension exercises good to avoid back pain?

Are lower back hyperextension exercises good to avoid back pain?

Yes: Over time, gravity tends to pull us into a flexed position. Extension exercises counter this effect and help keep the spine neutral. Twisting exercises also help keep the spine limber and lubricated. ...Read more

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Will a back brace help alleviate my lower back pain? I have lower back pain pretty often. Will wearing a back brace help alleviate it? .

Will a back brace help alleviate my lower back pain? I have lower back pain pretty often. Will wearing a back brace help alleviate it?

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Maybe.: To know whether a back brace will help your pain, you need to know what's causing it. The back brace is best used in the acute setting, for a short duration when pain is severe. If you haven't already, make an appointment with your physician to discuss your symptoms and how long you have been in pain. He/she may refer you to a spine specialist for further examination and treatment options. ...Read more

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Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Mild low back pain felt from fall/ will heating pad help?

Mild low back pain felt from fall/ will heating pad help?

Maybe: Heat is good for muscle tightness and spasm. Ice best for soreness and tenderness from inflammation. If it hurts to touch, ice it first, then put the heat on. Each one for only 15-20 min. Both can cause burns if used too long per session. Can repeat process several times/day. If the symptoms don't improve within a week, seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Chronic severe back pain. MRI: discs inflamed, slightly degenerate, "guarded" low back. Im 22, PT not helping. I want to get back to sports. Help?

Other causes: Mild degenerate discs should not cause severe back pain. There are other causes for severe back pain. I would suggest that you get evaluated. Have you had any injury (sports, car accident, slip and fall?). The SI joint is a common but overlooked cause for severe pain. It is also possible for the back pain to come from other areas such as pelvis, kidneys, colon. Consult a MD for evaluation and tx. ...Read more

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How will stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

How will stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

Connected to back: The hamstrings are connected to your pelvis, which is connected to your back. As a result, tight hamstrings pull on your back, causing low back pain. Keeping them stretched and limber can often provide significant relief. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?

What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?

"superman" exercise: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the leg(s). The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. ...Read more

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No slipped disc,no K stones,not sciatica,R low back pain moved to tingling hot heavy hip→groin pain.Hurts to sit, feels good to stand.Pls help!

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in lower back. Help meeeeee?

Shooting pain in lower back. Help meeeeee?

See a doc: It is not really possible to help you without doing a physical examination. That is why you should get into see a doctor. They will be able to hopefully figure out what is going on and prescribe the correct treatment to help you. ...Read more

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How can stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

How can  stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

Tight Hammies: Understand there is a complex relationship between the normal curvatures of the spine, and the rotation of your pelvis. When hamstrings are tight, this reverses these curves slightly, changing the way your spine bears weight. Loosen up these hamstrings, and the spine/pelvis can be free to accommodate the normal balance of your spine. ...Read more

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Does abdominoplasty help with lower back pain due to herniated disc?

Does abdominoplasty help with lower back pain due to herniated disc?

Probably not: Abdominoplasty has been shown to help some individuals with spreading or separation of their anterior abdominal muscles, called rectus diastasis. By suturing these back in the midline during an abdominoplasty, tension is taken off of the back musculature, alleviating chronic lower back pain. However, a herniated disc should be treated by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What will help ease lower back pain from standing on hard floor at work?

What will help ease lower back pain from standing on hard floor at work?

Exercise: Doing stretching exercises and core strengthening exercises will help your back. Also wearing good quality supportive shoes are important as well. ...Read more

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Will toradol help lower back pain?

Yes: It is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory that is usually given IV or im. But comes as an oral formulation as well. It does help with back pain. It is in the same class as Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) (aleve). So don't take these medications in addition to your toradol. As always, take your medication as directed. ...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 want help chronic lower back pain and depression?

Consult you doctor: Consult your doctor, or psychiatrist to ensure you are getting proper care for your depression. At times depression has to be properly addressed in order to benefit fully from treatments for back pain. ...Read more

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)

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