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Doctor insights on: Choosing Ergonomic Chairs Reduce Back Pain

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Can an ergonomic chair help improve back pain?

Can an ergonomic chair help improve  back pain?

Yes: Great questions. A major reason why patients do not improve is due to sitting and posture issues (even as i sit here working on the computer, i can feel myself slouching in the chair!) an ergonomic chair is excellent. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Are there any good ergonomic chairs for low back pain?

Are there any good ergonomic chairs for low back pain?

Not necessarily: Studies are mixed with main conclusion is that it's not the chair but the tasks you perform, how long you sit, and your posture. Best is to take frequent stretch breaks, do posture checks, and get up and walk. ...Read more

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Is there a good recommendation for a good ergonomic chair for low back pain?

Is there a good recommendation for a good ergonomic chair for low back pain?

Ergonomic chair: There is no single one that is the best. Each person is different. The best thing is to go to a store that has them on display and actually try them out. Also if you buy see what the return policy is - if it does not work out then at least you can return the chair for an exchange or refund. ...Read more

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How should I choose a chair to reduce lower back pain?

How should I choose a chair to reduce lower back pain?

Back pain treatment: Most common causes of low back pain is no cause but secondry causes could be related to skin lesions , ligaments and tendons, muscles , disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, facet joint disease and or other intrapelvic related diseases. Assessment of the patient ancluding the clinical presentation as well as diagnostic measure is the key to diagnosis and treatment please refer to pain survivor. ...Read more

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How should I choose a proper chair for work to reduce lower back pain?

How should I choose a proper chair for work to reduce lower back pain?

See below: Choose a chair that promoes proper posture with support of your lower back, hips and legs. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my back pain?

How can I reduce my back pain?

Not enuf info: need more info-- where, type of pain , aggravating factors, radiation of pain, how long have you had it, any weakness,relieving factors, etc ...Read more

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My creatinine is 9.6..and I have back pain...how I reduce it without dialysis...

My creatinine is 9.6..and I have back pain...how I reduce it without dialysis...

High creatinine: A creatinine of 9.6 is a medical emergency. You may have obstructed kidneys. You need to go to the ER for an ultrasound of your kidneys. If they are obstructed there are things that can be done to relieve the obstruction and pain. GO TO THE ER. ...Read more

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If I have had chronic upper right back pain for over 2 years what could it be? I constantly need to crack my back ie over the back of a chair

If I have had chronic upper right back pain for over 2 years what could it be? I constantly need to crack my back ie over the back of a chair

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It sounds like you might experience from spinal degenerative condition, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Back Pain Meds: There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Stay active: The worst thing you could do is lay around. Try to stay active and stretch your hamstrings. Applying gentle heat can relieve muscle spasm. Over the counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) can help, but limit use especially if this causes upset stomach. Consult with your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Stay active!: In general, back pain responds well to gentle exercise, heat or ice and over the counter pain relievers. Most back pain will get better on its own. Back pain that does not go away requires an exam. ...Read more

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What kinds of exercises help reduce back pain?

What kinds of exercises help reduce back pain?

Depends: Many studies have tried to examine which exercises are the best for someone's back pain. The most important thing to do is to concentrate on stretching and strengthening exercises. Weght training has benefits for patients of any age. Just make sure that you work with a trainer first so you use the equipment correctly and safely. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce back pain in a old person?

Depends on the cause: Treatment for back pain really depends on the cause. If the cause is a muscle/tendon issue, back stretching and strengthening is usually beneficial. If it is due to poor body mechanics, then having a trainer and ergonomic specialist may be helpful. See your doctor to find the cause and discuss with him/her about what treatment options are best for your specific situation. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce severe back pain?

Diagnosis: See a spine specialist or pain management doctor to diagnosis the exact cause of your pain treat diagnosis withevidence based medicine or embark on a palliative pain program treat the pain several options available. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce neck, shoulders, and back pain?

Pain: Without knowing any more about your history i would suggest a progressive exercise program. Posture is important. Range of motion should be optimized and the supportive muscles should be strengthened. If not significantly better in 6 weeks would recommend that it is evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Why do they say I should lose weight to reduce my back pain?

Weight hurts the bac: Weight can place excess stress on all joints , ligaments and muscles of the back and trunck and lead to postrual abormalities, abnormal walking and sitting patterns and back pain. It also causes generalized muscle weakness . One major treatment for back issues is core muscle strengthening as well as weight loss for these reasons. ...Read more

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