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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Chronic Back Pain (Overview)

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 epidural injections and surgery.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
218 doctors shared insights

Chronic Back Pain (Overview)

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 epidural injections and surgery.


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I am having chronic back pain?

I am having chronic back pain?

Hey dude how am I-: -supposed 2 kno. It's Ur back, right back at U. R U having chronic back pain? ...Read more

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What can cause chronic back pain?

What can cause chronic back pain?

Many things : Chronic back pain can be caused by strain, arthritis, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, pregnancy, compression fracture, tumor, metastasis, shingles, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and many other causes. ...Read more

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How do I handle chronic back pain?

How do I handle chronic back pain?

When to see a doc?: Severe back pain that is associated with: weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor ...Read more

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What could cayse chronic back pain?

Many reasons: Chronic back pain is by far the most common cause of chronic pain in adults. Causes can be various. Most are related to disease of the vertebrae, discs, and occasionally nerves and the spinal cord. Most of them result from a wear and tear process, known as degenerative spine disease, whereas others may be a result of a previously sustained injury. There are also mixed ones. ...Read more

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What can u do for chronic back pain?

What can u do for chronic back pain?

Treatments: Chronic back pain is usually musculoskeletal and so aggressive therapy is wise - such as physical therapy and/or daily stretching and anti-inflammatory medication. Heat could be used as well to help with muscles. If your pain involves the vertebrae and spinal nerves you may wish to visit a pain management specialist to see if other medications or injections may be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do to cure chronic back pain?

Core strengthening: You can improve chronic lbp, but curing it is harder. You will have the best outcome with home exercises program. Get a stability ball with dvd/poster. Do exercises on this 20-30 minutes a day. Most folks will notice improvement after 6 months of consistent exercising of the core (abs, later flank muscles and upper and lower back muscles). See exerciseball.Com for animations. Other good dvds, . ...Read more

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What can I do about chronic back pain?

Many therapies: Have a work up (mri). Determine cause and severity. Start otc anti inflammatory. Exercise program/ physical therapy. Prescription anti inflammatory/muscle relaxer/pain killer. If fails, epidural injections. If persists, consider surgery. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate chronic back pain?

How can I alleviate chronic back pain?

Depends on…: Cause(s) of the pain—injury, muscle spasm, disc problem, spinal stenosis, tumor, etc. Nsaids (otc or rx strength) provide pain relief & fight inflammation. Muscle relaxers can calm tight, spastic muscles as can moist heat applied to affected areas. Stretching, yoga, massage therapy, osteopathic therapy can help others. Some, however, require services of pain management specialist. ...Read more

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How can you mitigate chronic back pain?

Not easily: Get a specific diagnosis first. A spine specialist can then advise better regarding treatments. Chronic back pain often requires a team approach. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
2,600 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,105 doctors shared insights

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