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Best Way To Sleep With Low Back Pain
To lessen pain: Your body will typically tell you how to best sleep. Find position of comfort and try to rig a way to keep in position. A lot of people find laying on their side with pillow between knees and one behind back and in front of chest to prevent them from turning onto stomach or back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Avoid stomach : Usually sleeping on one's stomach will aggravate neck and/or back pain. Lying on your side with a small pillow under your head and with your hips and knees drawn up into your body is the best position. Some people will use a pillow between their knees. If on your back, a pillow under your knees can also help. Also check the status of your mattress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any way to stop the pain in back and be able to sleep more comfortly at night with scoliosis?
Tension is a result: Of poor posture and work habits. Treatment is stretch of spastic muscles such as pectoralis and relaxation of chronically stretches muscles such as trapezius. There are many relaxation exercises on the internet to reduce trapezius muscle tension. ...Read more
Nerve & back pain: There is no such thing as one best way for chronic pain management whether it's nerve pain or back pain as every individual is unique. In general, chronic pain has different pain pathway mechanisms and responds differently than acute pain. Antiseizure meds such as Neurontin or lyrica, (pregabalin) and antidepressant meds such as cymalta or Amitriptyline can be considered. Physical therapy can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifting injuries: Neck or back pain that starts with a lifting event usually suggests poor technique. Reaching away from the body, then bending/twisting while lifting is asking for problems. If pain is recent, in the midline, and getting better, then nothing to do. Rest, ice, otc pain meds, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if no better, but requires md prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?
NSAIDs : There aren't a lot of options over the counter, but NSAIDs such as Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) based products are the traditional non prescription medications used to treat back pain, moist heat can also help. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific cause to your pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You are smart: to want to get a handle on this. It sounds like you have already begun to identify what triggers stress--some conditions at work. Often simple things add: commuting, balancing home/work, etc. Focus on eliminating the triggers first. Then the lifestyle basics: healthy eating, exercise, sleep. From there I advise Mindfulness Meditation, deep breathing, Yoga, massage. Read up on these. Best wishes:) ...Read more
What would be the best sleeping position for a teen with mild scoliosis starting to get pain in neck and back?
Neutral: Usually with the spine in a "neutral" position. One way to do this is to rest on the side with a pillow between the arms, another between the legs; with the knees and hips in a mildly flexed position. ...Read more
What is the best way to improve your back mussle to gain bigger and straight and to avoid a scollosis?
See below: Maintaining straight posture while sitting and walking is one of the most important ways of maintaining a straight spine. ...Read more
Osteopathic Doctor: If conventional examinations haven't found the cause or conventional treatments haven't relieved the pain, consider an evaluation by an osteopathic physician, especially one who specializes in hands-on diagnosis and osteopathic manipulation. They can often find the cause and/or treat it when others can't. ...Read more
Recovery: You can get back to normal by getting enough rest and eating properly. ...Read more
Buckwheat pillow: can help. Like a bean bag chair it holds its shape better than a chiropractic pillow. Plus moisture cause the buckwheat to deform creating air channels. This keeps the pillow nice and cool. I used one when I hurt my neck playing volley ball. The downside is they are quite heavy. (you'll want to take it on the plane if you travel) I recommend getting a new mattress for the back (firm memory foam) ...Read more
Whats the best way to help with back pain during pregnancy besides ice, heat, and massage. Im to the point i can barely sit or stand?
See your OB : Person! they would recommend proper follow up , possibly including orthopedic consult. " old adage-- drugs are harmful". ...Read more
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