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Backache Pain Relief Ex St Medication
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more
Identify the cause: If possible. Usually muscular and benign, but can be something else. Once serious issues ruled out, stretching and core strengthening as well as general cardiovascular aerobic exercise form the basis for a healthy back. Sometimes stress plays a huge roll, as well, in back pain. Being active, avoiding fear and immobility are crucial. Again, be sure it's nothing serious and then get moving! ...Read more
Refer to answer: Bed matter is over rated in the media. The rule to buy any bed is the bed material is to contour to your body, and not the other way around. Too soft you sink in, or too hard for your weight is not good. For adults soft beds are made for 100 lb. And firm beds are made for people of 250 lb. And over. Sleep on the bed for 15-20 minutes before you make decision to pay for it. ...Read more
Gentle Stretching: Gentle poses that stretch the psoas and quadratus lumborum musculature can often be helpful in treating/preventing low back pain. Positions such as downward dog, cobra and "warrior 1" can help. However, it is best to use these positions as part of a broader yoga routine. I recommend taking a local yoga class to learn how to safely and gently utilize these forms. ...Read more
Experiment: Yoga is a way to stretch. Keeping your "core" (tummy and back muscles) limber and strong can help reduce back pain. Experiment with the movements and positions. Choose those that work the "core." a little discomfort is okay. If a position is really uncomfortable (during or after), try something different. ...Read more
Likely: Likely will work, the question is how long they last. ...Read more
Probably not: This sounds like someone is marketing a non-FDA approved nutritional supplement with a name that is designed to sound almost exactly like "Celebrex", an FDA-approved non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that can be effective for some pain conditions. I would avoid "celadrex" like the plague. The only way it might help for back pain is that you wallet will weigh less. ...Read more
Individual: Individual taste. It's whatever feels best for you. ...Read more
It can help:
Somatics may offer relief from chronic back pain by re-education of the neuromuscular body reflex pathways that contribute to pain. It is free from medication side
effects; can be self taught or instructor
lead. It is a useful treatment option to re-establish the normal structure-function relationship of our nervous and musculoskeletal system. ...Read more
Weakness: If your pain is relieved with sitting buut worse when active begin a strenghtening program for your hips and back. If you do not see gradual improvement then you need to have a physician evaluate you. ...Read more
Let me explain:
It depend on the degree of kyphosis you have wither you need any special treatment surgically or by physiotherapy, if your case does not require any surgical treatment, you could some exercises and use advil (ibuprofen) if you can. You log on this web site for the exercises.
http://www. Pilates-back-joint-exercise. Com/kyphosis-exercise. Html. ...Read more
Back pain: It could be muscles or the joints if the pain is not radiating to the legs. Any tingling, numbness or weakness means a pinched nerve. Localized pain is most likely muscular and should get better with heat/ice, local ointments such as ben-gay, massage or exercise and stretching. Regular gentle aerobics or swimming is the beat exercise. ...Read more
I've been suffering chronic back pain for the past 6 years, I've had MRI and I'm on pain relief but nothing helps, what else can be done?
I had Perthes Disease as a child, now 33 & recently begun experiencing hip & back pain. Any natural pain relief recommendations would be appreciated! ?
Believe it or not...: Movement. Without weight bearing. And improving your flexibility. An exercise program that includes yoga and or swimming may be the best answer without going to "Medications". I don't know your current weight, but even a ten pound weight loss can decrease the stress on a hip joint significantly especially if there is any arthritic changes in the joint. - KB ...Read more
How is a diskectomy different from a spinal fusion? What's the difference between a diskectomy and a spinal fusion? Is one better than the other for back pain relief? .
Discectomy: Discectomy is the removal of disk. Usually only small amount of disk which has leaked out of the disk space and is pinching a nerve is removed. Discectomy is done primarily for sciatica leg pain not for back pain. Recently surgeons have had success with endoscopic discectomy for treatment of back pan caused by degenerative disk disease with a rip in the disk (radial tear). Fusion surgery most of the disk is removed and cage/bone is put into the disk space. The vertebral bodies are held together with screws and rods. Over time the upper vertebral body fuse across the disk space to lower vertebral body forming "one big bone". Fusion surgery is the standard surgery for back pain. In the future endoscopic discectomy may replace fusion surgery for initial treatment of back pain from degenerative disk disease. Please see my health guides on endoscopic discectomy. Good luck! ...Read more
Please help! What is the difference between a facet block and an epidural injection for back pain relief?
Different: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Epidural injections are into the spinal canal area or around the spinal nerve roots exiting the spine. ...Read more
I'm a sixty five male with lower back pain. What are the pros & cons of using an inversion table for pain relief? I already use stretching & massage.
See below: The table can provide symptomatic relief. This is the pro. The con is that is may lead to a stroke due to increase blood flow to the head. ...Read more
Any good back pain relief medicine, patch, any thing that would help muscle pain in the back area?
Over the counter: If over the counter anti-inflammatory medications do not help then it may be useful to see a physician if pain continues past a few weeks. ...Read more
Started physical therapy today (for my lower back pain and sciatica), is it normal that I feel more in pain now (while the PT, I felt pain relief)?
Maybe your problem: Is bigger than originally thought. May want to see surgeon to discuss issues. ...Read more
Can Spinal Stenosis present itself as lower back pain without leg symptoms and still maintain pain relief by bending forward or sitting?
I have 3 bulge disk, back pain runs down left side butt/thigh/foot. Pain relief solutions.? Stretching, medicine don't work. Frustrated help pls.
Sciatica: Sciatica pain can be very disabling. Fortunately in most cases it is self limited and may take time. Some patients benefit from traction therapy with combination of muscle relaxers, analgesics (short course of opiates), and anti-inflammatory medication. Acupuncture me be alternative. Epidural treatments may be considered prior to surgical alternatives. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Lower back pain relief? Pain across lower back, mostly on the left and down all the way down through left leg. Went to chiropractor but still in pain
I suffer from chronic back pain. Travel to my legs and hips. Had a fusion and a spinal cord stem put in. What else can I try for pain relief?
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
Need upper back pain relief, no doctor has been able to tell me if this is the cause but I do have 4 bulging disc in the neck and kyphosis could it b?
Doubt cervical disks: If the cervical disks are not causing a radiating pain, numbness, tingling or weakness, they may not be the cause of upper back pain. Congenital kyphosis is more likely. Physical therapy and a trans cutaneous nerve stimulator might be of help. Imaging of the thoracic spine may shed further light on the problem. ...Read more
Woke up 3 days ago w my r foot asleep. Then severe lwr back pain. W/ weakness n tingling dwn my legs. Heat, ice, pills 0 helping. Ideas 4 pain relief?
Disk problem: Usually low back pain and foot tingling/numbness are signs that the nerve innervation of the leg is being pinched at the level of the spinal disk. There are other possibilities that a doctor visit could explore. If either the leg or foot get weak or painful to the point you can't walk, go to the hospital immediately. Plan on visiting a doctor soon if things don't get better. ...Read more