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Dr. Qamar Khan
2,504 doctors shared insights

Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. 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


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Can medicinal marijuana be used to treat chronic back pain?

Can medicinal marijuana be used to treat chronic back pain?

Cannabis and pain: Some do find cannabis helpful for pain, especially the kind with high levels of something called cbd. Be careful though, as it may be illegal where you are. You might also try sam-e, available over the counter. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will medical marijuana help for chronic back pain?

Short term: This is only a short-term solution. Perhaps a better approach is to use the techniques related to mindfulness. See work by jon kabat-zinn or joan borysenko. ...Read more

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Recent research found 40% of people with chronic back pain had treatable infection which could be treated with co-amoxiclav. Could this be diagnosed?

Recent research found 40% of people with chronic back pain had treatable infection which could be treated with co-amoxiclav. Could this be diagnosed?

Disciitis: Many patients who suffer ruptured discs turn out to have infections locally, and this may well explain why post-operative chronic low back pain persists, if not treated. May be a bit tough to pin down, but certain varieties of bone scans may help. Discuss with an infectious disease specialist and a neurosurgeon. This is a new discovery and not all the issues are worked out so far. ...Read more

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How can exercise treat chronic back pain?

How can  exercise treat chronic back pain?

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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What are common methods to treat chronic back pain?

Coservative/ surgery: It depend on the csuse, we usually strat with diagnosis then the treatment: the treatment medication(advil) or some like it. Physical therapy (traction ultrasound, massage, electerical stimulation, hot packs and more). Rest pain medicne comprehensive rehabilitation programs o injections nerve blocks numb certain nerves. If did not help we consider surgery. ...Read more

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What else can I do to treat chronic back pain?

Cure back pain: You can't cure chronic back pain, but you can learn to live with it. Consider the book "full catastrophe living" by jon kabat-zinn. ...Read more

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What alternative remedies are out there to treat chronic back pain?

What alternative remedies are out there to treat chronic back pain?

Lifestyle changes: Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. Chiropractic, massage & acupuncture are alternative ways for treatment as well. ...Read more

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How to treat chronic back pain from sitting down for long periods of time?

How to treat chronic back pain from sitting down for long periods of time?

See below: Opiates, in general, are not designed for use as long-term medications. Your doctor will constantly be on the look ourt for other methods of pain control. Opiates are known for habituation...You'll eventually need ever larger doses. Constipation, itching, thought disruption can also occur. Keep your doctor notified. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Chronic Back Pain (Definition)

Chronic back pain is pain that lasts for more than 3 months. Chronic back pain has usually not responded to conservative measures. Other treatment options include ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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