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Could a more supportive bra help relieve my back pain?

Could a more supportive bra help relieve my back pain?

Yes: A supportive bra won't hurt and could definitely help. Other important things to try are pregnancy yoga, wearing flat comfortable shoes, and sleeping with a pillow between your legs. ...Read more

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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


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Will a back brace help alleviate my lower back pain? I have lower back pain pretty often. Will wearing a back brace help alleviate it? .

Will a back brace help alleviate my lower back pain? I have lower back pain pretty often. Will wearing a back brace help alleviate it?

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Maybe.: To know whether a back brace will help your pain, you need to know what's causing it. The back brace is best used in the acute setting, for a short duration when pain is severe. If you haven't already, make an appointment with your physician to discuss your symptoms and how long you have been in pain. He/she may refer you to a spine specialist for further examination and treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm having some back pain from day to day activities can a back massage help relive the pain? 

I'm having some back pain from day to day activities can a back massage help relive the pain? 

Yes: Acute back strains may take 4-6 weeks to resolve on their own. If it continues beyond that and or any added symptoms, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Could massage help in back pain treatment?

Could massage help in back pain treatment?

Massage: Massage usually helps with muscular stiffness by improving the blood flow to the muscles. Back pain from the spine may lead to muscle spasms which could be effectively treated with proper physical therapy and in some cases a mild muscle relaxant medication. If the pain radiates down the leg, better have it checked with an MRI. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc. Can heat help relieve the pain?

I have a herniated disc.  Can heat help relieve the pain?

Yes: The pain from a herniated disc is due both to pinched nerves and to reactive muscle spasms. The heat will help relieve the muscle spasm related pain. Typically nerve pain will be more responsive to application of cold packs. Generally speaking, pain is a very subjective experience. Whether heat or cold works better for you depends on your individual sensation. ...Read more

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Is yoga likely to help or worsen my back pain?

It can do both: If you have back pain, some yoga postions will stretch you beyond your level of comfort. You may have shortened painful muscles as the cause of your back pain. You may need treatment to relax and lengthen your muscles and reduce your pain before yoga can be successfully used to enhance your conditioning. ...Read more

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How can a heat wrap therapy help my back pain?

How can a  heat wrap therapy help my back pain?

Her how it works: Heat therapy induces vasodilation: drawing blood into the target tissues. Increased blood flow delivers needed oxygen and nutrients, and removes cell wastes. The warmth decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and can increase range of motion. ...Read more

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Would getting a massage help or hurt my back pain?

Would getting a massage help or hurt my back pain?

Nerve irritation: If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it.Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a. ...Read more

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I have chronic back pain. What are a few natural ways to help relive the pain?

I  have chronic back pain.  What are a few natural ways to help relive the pain?

Natural rx back pain: Walking, walking, walking! proper posture with good supports in your chairs when sitting and in your mattress at night. An additional back roll (foam) may help. Moist heat on the muscles may help, or alternating hot packs with cold packs. Exercises like yoga to do gentle stretches and improve flexibiilty. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc in my lower back and nothing seems to help relieve the pain?

Good evaluation : This is a very very frequent situation . It needs to be fully evaluated by a neurologist to understand the compromise you have and if it is progresive . If the pain you are having could be atributed to the disk and if you have advancement of the compression the treatment is surgical . Physical therapy analgesia and wimming are good alternative treatments. ...Read more

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Can an electric massager like relax&tone worsen my pain in shoulders&back due to fibromyalgia.Could I use it on painful muscles.Please help me out .?

Not generally: The treatment for fibromyalgia is very complex and involves treating body, mind, and soul. A massager is okay for relaxing the muscles, but you need to be evaluated and fully treated. Physical therapy, proper sleep, certain medications, and exercise r all part of the treatment plan. Fibromyalgia is a very complex pain syndrome that cannot be treated as just a simple muscle ache would. ...Read more

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I have chronic pain between my shoulder blades and my sternum is sore. Omt, muscle relaxers, and pain killers help temporarily. Is there a fix?

Cure not likely: If investigations have proved normal then pain is most likely coming from thoracic spine and usual cause is osteo arthritis. Only pain management is possible. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in back of right heel extending to ankle. Padding, stretching, and NSAIDs don't help. What might be wrong?

Achilles tendonopath: or a neuritis. does squeezing the tendon itself hurt? how would you characterize the pain? a nerve entrapment is a possibility as well. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, this is sindhu suffering from upper back pain near shoulders. If i wear brasier i get more pain. How to get relieved from this pain?

Hi doctor, 
  this is sindhu suffering from upper back pain near shoulders. If i wear brasier i get more pain. How to get relieved from this pain?

Upper back: It sounds that it is muscular. Given your age we do not expect it to be a major issue. I would suggest you have yourself checked. For the mean time do not wear a bra. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture help with very sore recurring lower back pain?

Quite often - yes: See your primary medical provider or orthopedist to determine the cause of back pain. Acupuncture is often an effective stand -alone treatment or adjunct treatment for chronic back pain. ...Read more

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Bra (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