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How to cure low back pain quickly?

How to cure low back pain quickly?

Stretch/Rest: Rest, stretching, learning core strengthening exercises and using nsaids to help are the best ways to help back pain. Otherwise, if it persists see your doctor for other options. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Why and how can I cure low back pain after basketball workouts?

Why and how can I cure low back pain after basketball workouts?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Why and how to cure low back pain after yoga workouts?

Stop yoga: Unless it's due to muscle soreness because of poor conditioning, stop any activity that's causing you significant pain and go consult your physician. ...Read more

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How is sciatica different from back pain?

Involves the nerve.: Back pain is usually localized to the small of the back and can at times be relieved with heat and/or massage. Sciatica occurs when the nerve running down the leg is injured or irritated. It causes tingling, numbness and electrical shock type pain and discomfort which is usually not relieved with typical methods. ...Read more

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Is centralisation of back pain from sciatica good?

Generally Yes: It suggests that sciatica is resolving. However if it continues you still may want to see a pain/spine specialist for more relief. ...Read more

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How long does back pain associated with sciatica last?

How long does back pain associated with sciatica last?

75% better 3 months: Most people get better between 2 to 12 weeks from the onset of their extremity pain. This is about 75% without any surgery & does not depend on any one type of treatment or any at all. The rest get better up to one year with about 10% needing surgery with appropriately indicated surgeries doing well 90% as long as they are non smokers, not obese & not diabetic. Those in shape do best in all ! ...Read more

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I have sciatica/back pain occasionally. If I sit down too much it gets worse. Whats the best way to avoid this from happening too much?

I have sciatica/back pain occasionally. If I sit down too much it gets worse. Whats the best way to avoid this from happening too much?

Start simple: Sciatic/back pain has many possible causes. The most common is musle/joint related. So, it is good to stretch your back gently and exercise your back muscles every day. When you are in the midst of a particularly bad attack, consider a hot bath/jacuzzi and massage therapy. If this doesn't help, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is sciatica pain different from back pain?

Is sciatica pain different from back pain?

Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read more

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How different is sciatica pain from back pain?

How different is sciatica pain from back pain?

Different symptoms: Back pain and sciatica may be related, or can occur independently. Sciatica describes the pain that radiates down the back of the thigh to the leg, most often due to a herniated disc in the low back compressing/irritating a nerve that contributes to the sciatic nerve. There are other causes of sciatica. There are also many different causes of back pain. ...Read more

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Homoepathy medicene for back pain and sciatica?

Not Alot: Traumeel is a homeopathic medicine used for inflammation and injuries used in the sports medicine world alot. Look up a naturopathic doctor or a physician that does a lot of homeopathic treatments. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic back pain and sciatica?

What is the difference between chronic back pain and sciatica?

Refer to answer: Any pain lasting more than three weeks is called chronic pain. Sciatica is the pain caused pressure on the sciatic nerve roots in the spine from external compression. ...Read more

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35 yo male, 1st had sudden severe l5s1-back pain, now repeated attacks. Will disk eventually wear out and stop causing attacks of pain? No sciatica

35 yo male, 1st had sudden severe l5s1-back pain, now repeated attacks. Will disk eventually wear out and stop causing attacks of pain? No sciatica

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Are there any home treatment for sciatica back pain?

Are there any home treatment for sciatica back pain?

Stretching: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options. ...Read more

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Is sciatica always associated with low back pain?

Not necessarily: It would depend on where the impingement of the nerve occurs. If it is after the nerve leaves the spinal column it may only cause pain shooting down the leg. ...Read more

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Should I take oramorph morphine for sciatica back pain?

Speak with Doctor: This is not a place for dispensing information on what opiate pain medication is appropriate for you without actually knowing more about your medical history. As an aside, pain medication are rarely ever helpful in a long term situation with this pain. ...Read more

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Is it better to use hot or cold compresses for back pain caused by the sciatica nerve?

Is it better to use hot or cold compresses for back pain caused by the sciatica nerve?

Either?: However, it will be temporary as it takes a lot to get down into the spine which might not work. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether ...Read more

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Living with sciatica..can a person have a normal life after episode of lower back pain and painful sciatica?

Yes: You will have a normal life. Sciatica may be an issue you will deal with here and there, but if you commit to treatments and change in your lifestyle to keep your back strong, your life will be as normal as you want it to be. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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