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Left lower back pain relief. No meds please. What can I do?

Left lower back pain relief.  No meds please. What can I do?

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

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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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.

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

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Can Spinal Stenosis present itself as lower back pain without leg symptoms and still maintain pain relief by bending forward or sitting?

Can Spinal Stenosis present itself as lower back pain without leg symptoms and still maintain pain relief by bending forward or sitting?

You need evaluation: It is not clear this could be mechanical or inflammation. You can ask your physician to evaluate and/ you for both and if there is a clue of inflammatory back pain. ...Read more

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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

See details: This is sciatica. Forget the chiropractor. You need to have this issue evaluated and treated. Start with you family doctor. If you do not have one, see a neurologist, orthopedist or pain specialist. ...Read more

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

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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How to get relief from lower back pain?

Multifactorial: Chronic low back pain requires a multifactorial approach. Eliminating stress, incorporating yoga or swimming into your exercise regime, having an osteopathic or chiropractic adjustment, exploring acupuncture are just a few things i would recommend. Of course you should be informed by a specialist as to your diagnosis, usually through having an MRI to eliminate any extreme dangerous condition. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can find relief from severe lower back pain?

What are good ways i can find relief from severe lower back pain?

I have severe LBP: Severe neuro-musculo-skeletal lower back pain can be caused by muscle spasm, sprain, slipped disc, "pinched nerve", vertebral fracture, spinal stenosis, rheum disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, discitis, osteomyelitis, metastatic cancer, local tumor, etc. Etc. Etc. Proper evaluation by a physician is required to make the correct diagnosis as treatment varies for each. ...Read more

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Tried almost everything for lower back pain with no relief. What are the next steps?

Depends: "almost everything" can be a lot. It includes a good neurological examination, sophisticated imaging of the back possibly including MRI and ct scans, exercizes, weight loss, and physical therapy. If all that fails then a pain specialist might be a good idea. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Pain Relief (Definition)

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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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