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Best way to sleep with low back pain?

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 more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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What is the best way to sleep with a sore back and neck?

What is the best way to sleep with a sore back and neck?

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 more

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Hyper Lordosis how to alleviate pain and which position is bet when sleeping to minimize pain?

Hyper Lordosis how to alleviate pain and which position is bet when sleeping to minimize pain?

Fetal position: or side lying, get the posture better or it will get worse see a physical therapist to help you , if overweight lose it , never smoke, , take tyelnol and aleve por excedrin for pain or pother otc meds, ...Read more

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Please describe a good way to reduce tension in upper back and sholuders?

Please describe a good way to reduce tension in upper back and sholuders?

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

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What's the best way to deal with chronic nerve and back pain ?

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 more

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How to sleep the best after work from 01:00 and best way to wake up?

How to sleep the best after work from 01:00 and best way to wake up?

Tough to answer: This is tough to answer because everyone is individualistic and often trial and error is the best indicator for what works best for each person. Sometimes a sound machine/alarm clock can help. You may want to consult your dr. ...Read more

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Are abdominal "crunch" exercises the best way to keep from having low back pain?

Are abdominal "crunch" exercises the best way to keep from having low back pain?

Not exactly: Core strengthening including gentle crunches can be helpful in preventing low back pain. However, these need to be performed correctly and should be combined with an entire regimen designed to strengthen the core musculature. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat lower back pain if you're a weightlifter?

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 more

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How and wat is the best and most pain free way too sleep with fractured ribs ?

How and wat is the best and most pain free way too sleep with fractured ribs ?

Time : Time and pain meds. Other than that, operative rib fixation will decrease the time, but at the expense if operative risk, which is low. The procedure however is not frequently done, and you may have a tough time finding anyone who does it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?

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 more

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Whats the best way to manage stress at work. Left today with a bad headache.

Whats the best way to manage stress at work. Left today with a bad headache.

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

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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

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What is the best way to improve your back mussle to gain bigger and straight and to avoid a scollosis?

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

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What is the best way to get help for chronic lower back pain?

What is the best way to get help for chronic lower back pain?

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

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Best way to sleep with a neck and back pinched nerve, can't fall asleep.

Best way to sleep with a neck and back pinched nerve,  can't fall asleep.

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

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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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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