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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
225 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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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?

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?

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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What can be done for chronic back pain?

What can be done for chronic back pain?

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications. Regular exercise, weight loss, improved diet, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...Read more

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What's acute vs chronic back pain cause?

What's acute vs chronic back pain cause?

Acute vs Chronic: Acute back pain resolves within six weeks .After six weeks it is considered chronic back pain. ...Read more

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What is a way to cure 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 can I do about my chronic back pain?

What can I do about my chronic back pain?

Many things: First of all do you know why you have chronic back pain? What diagnostic tests have you had? What treatment have you had? How severe is it? Then i can better answer your question. In general you could try physical therapy, standard analgesics (unless there is any contraindication) or muscle relaxant. Snri class of antidepressant like Cymbalta (duloxetine) is fda approved for chronic pain. Acupuncture may help. ...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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How can you be cured of chronic back pain?

Cure?: There is no cure for chronic back pain- otherwise it's not chronic. You are probably being unrealistic in your goal of wanting to be cured but if you are looking to get better, don't smoke, lose weight to your ideal body weight, and start flexibility exercises to maintain posture and core strength. Keep a positive attitude and take control of your health. Exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What are the causes of my chronic back pain?

Don't Know: This is a general question with a huge list of possible answers. Your best bet would be to get a thorough work-up by a pain management doctor, orthopedist or physical medicine/rehab doctor. Some of the more common causes of back pain include musculoskeletal spasm, strain/sprain, arthritis, herniated discs, history of previous back surgery, scoliosis, and trauma. ...Read more

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How can I get methadoan for chronic back pain?

Pain specialist : Methadone can be prescribed for pain or for addiction to opiates. Anyone who has a dea csr license for class 2 narcotics can prescribe it for pain but it can only be prescribed for addiction by a physician with a special license for addiction. There may be other alternatives to treating your pain as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do for my chronic back pain on planes?

Exercise on plane: Do small stretches on the plane. Get up and walk every 30 min to hour on the plane. Stretch the back as well as the legs. No smoking. Weight loss. Core strengthening. ...Read more

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What else can I do to treat chronic back pain?

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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I have chronic back pain, what do you suggest?

I have chronic back pain, what do you suggest?

See a specialist : Consult with a spine specialist for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I take to relieve chronic back pain?

What should I take to relieve chronic back pain?

See doctor: Chronic back pain mean that you have been experiencing pain for 3 or more months. It is now time to find out what is wrong . Make an appointment to see your pcp for complete evaluation. It may be as simple/complex as being overweight or a muscle strain. It may be kidney problems or arthritis or disc problems. Getting the correct diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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What do you do for chronic back pain day to day?

What do you do for chronic back pain day to day?

Exercise: The most important aspect of treating and preventing back pain is staying active and healthy. Getting involved with a good pt program to get started and then sticking to a regimen on a daily basis on your own is always beneficial. Try to work on core strengthening. Weight loss is often helpful as well for patients that are overweight. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more