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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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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 backrest is best for lower back pain? 

Which backrest is best for lower back pain? 

See below: You want something that promotes good posture. Anything that encourates a curvature of the back just above your hips is fine. I bought a special back support on line but actually a cylinder shaped pillow that i bought at wal-mart works better. They cost about the same, maybe 15 dollars. ...Read more

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What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

Yoga!: Often the best exercise for your low back doesn't involve exercising the low back at all. Stretching the back, and strengthening the abdominal and oblique muscles, as well as stretching hamstrings and glutes (buttocks) can really help. Massage (rolling on one or two tennis balls in a sock on a carpeted floor) is good, but in the longer run, yoga is terrific. ...Read more

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Best OTC medicine for lower back pain pobably a back spasm?

Best OTC medicine for lower back pain pobably a back spasm?

Try heat too: Ice is great if you have pain, tenderness, swelling and inflammation but ice will leave you tight and sometimes increase spasms. Follow the ice with heat (15-20 min. Only) and that will help relax the muscles. Otcs like Ibuprofen can also help at times. If symptoms persist, talk to you doc about rx options. ...Read more

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What's the best seat cushion for low back pain?

What's the best seat cushion for low back pain?

Good seat back: The best would be one that has a cushion for the lower back to maintain the normal curvature of the lower back. ...Read more

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Lower Back pain and lower abdominal discomfort. What is the cause? I need pillow bet knees when I sleep for back pain. Any good exercise?

Lower Back pain and lower abdominal discomfort. What is the cause? I need pillow bet knees when I sleep for back pain. Any good exercise?

Several thoughts: Low back pain is often due to a strain or sprain of muscles and ligaments in the back( as from lifting heavy item) or from a herniated or bulging disc pressing on nerves that leave the spine and travel to the legs. Occasionally pain may radiate to lower abdomen. For good patient information SEE: bit.ly/1v1juFX and bit.ly/1wCMDpb ...Read more

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Can the back 2 lift machine work for hip and back pain?

For some: I have patients who have reported to me that the back to life machine works for back pain. I have not heard report about hip pain but patients whose hip region pain was related to the back did report relief. This is only information reported to me by patients using the product. ...Read more

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Best treatment for pelvic pain. Shooting down pain?

Best treatment for pelvic pain. Shooting down pain?

Find out what is: Causing your pain first. Please seek help from a good gyn physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a chiropractor or acupuncturist best for lower back pain?

Is a chiropractor or acupuncturist best for lower back pain?

Consider a DO: You might want to seek out an osteopathic physician (do) who uses osteopathic manipulation to treat low back pain. Not only can they use similar manipulative techniques as the chiropractor, they can also treat whatever medical problems you have, giving you a full-spectrum of care. ...Read more

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How to remove lower back pain for good?

Depends : You first have to find out the reason for pain with a medical doctor, if there is structural problem then physcial therapy or surgery as a last resort, lots of pain is psychosomatic, read john sarno"mind body prescription". ...Read more

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What's the best relief for lower back pain when you have screws in the back?

Spinal cord stim: Spinal cord stimulator high rate of impvt in revision setting beat redo surgery for axial back fusion to relieve backache is primarily a diagnostic and patient selection exercise if u are the wrong patient with wrong diagnosis surgery can't help. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy to alleviating cramps, lower back pain, and thigh discomfort?

Moist heat: Get a large size towel sprinkle some water on it, put it in microwave for 3-4 minutes and use over the painful area, repeat 2-3 time. Good luck. ...Read more

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For back pain relief, is it better to sit on an ergonomic office chair or a fitness ball?

For back pain relief, is it better to sit on an ergonomic office chair or a fitness ball?

If long periods seated at a desk are giving you a sore back, your office chair may need adjusting to give you better back support — or you may even need a new chair designed to reduce back pain: Sitting on a fitness ball for office work is not recommended. To stay upright on a fitness ball, you have to make constant, small adjustments in muscle tension and weight distribution. This effort helps you achieve the benefits of core-strengthening exercises performed with a fitness ball. Prolonged balancing on a fitness ball during a full day of work, however, may lead to increased fatigue and discomfort in your back. ...Read more

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Best exercise to lower back pain?

See Physical Therapy: Most patients with low back pain will benefit by using physical therapy exercise for pain relief. It should be monitored by a physical therapist to ensure follow through and avoid problems. ...Read more

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Have occasional lower back pain & sciatica. Choosing a bicycle to buy. Better position for my back? Road (lowered position) vs hybrid (upright)

Have occasional lower back pain & sciatica. Choosing a bicycle to buy. Better position for my back? Road (lowered position) vs hybrid (upright)

Hybrid probably: With back conditioning exercise, any bike design could work. To start out, hybrid or recumbent bikes are likely more ergonomic; you may switch to road design later if you want speed, or just stay with a comfortable design. Good luck! ...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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Lower back pain radiating down the front of both thighs but mostly my left front thigh Started after having to set in uncomfortable chair for hours?

Possible stenosis: If these symptoms occur with prolonged standing or walking they are certainly consistent with spinal stenosis. If they are occurring street other possibilities exist there could be a form of neuropathy after your prolonged sitting.i would suggest seeing a neurologist to assess where the pain is coming from ...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)

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