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Could I have back problems without pain ?

Could I have back problems without pain ?

Yes. There can be : Certain presentations of neurologic symptoms or findings like numbness, tingling, weakness, bowel/bladder control issues, balance and gait problems or dexterity problems associated with disc herniations, spinal stenosis, myleopathy, tumors, blood vessel malformations , syringomyelia , spinal instability as examples. ...Read more

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Can ab workouts cause back problems?

Can ab workouts cause back problems?

Yes: Doing an ab workout with improper technique can significantly affect the back. Squeezing the stomach and moving slowly can help. ...Read more

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How do you beat back problem lumbago?

How do you beat back problem lumbago?

Rehabiltitation: Strengthen the hips and retarin them to fire before the gluteal muscles.. ...Read more

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How can I soothe lower back problems?

How can I soothe lower back problems?

Several ways: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. You may need additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Back support can help. ...Read more

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Can't walk for long due to back problem?

Can't walk for long due to back problem?

What is What it: the question...YES some back problems ESPECIALLY SPINAL STENOSIS result in difficulty WALKING ('Spinal Claudication) Evaluation/Treatment by a SPINE SPECIALIST is your best bet! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Back issue: Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read more

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Does being overweight cause back problems ?

Does being overweight cause back problems ?

LBP & overweight.: Being overweight can cause the spine to acquire a mechanically disadvantageous amount of curvature, which can lead to pains. ...Read more

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How do you beat back problems like lumbago?

How do you beat back problems like lumbago?

Exercise: Exercises and otc nsaids may provide with the relief you seek. If pain persist see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can back problems cause sexual disfunction?

Can back problems cause sexual disfunction?

Usually not directly: --but indirectly due 2 pain experienced during sex can cause things 2 go south. Also some people R very sensitive 2 muscle relaxants & pain medication. ...Read more

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Any advice on how to prevent back problems later?

Any advice on how to prevent back problems later?

Avoidance : Proper body mechanics is the first step in prevention of back and neck problems. http://www.drugs.com/cg/using-good-body-mechanics.htm. ...Read more

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I have back problems requiring sugery, what to do?

I have back problems requiring sugery, what to do?

Discuss with your : Surgeon if you have exhausted all options like exercise, physical therapy, medication, lifestyle changes like weight control -not smoking, and then ask what the success rate of the proposed surgery is as well as the risks of the surgery and of not doing surgery. If not satisfied with the answers or if you want to confirm that surgery is an option see a spine surgeon for a second opinion. ...Read more

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How can you beat back problems, particularly lumbago?

How can you beat back problems, particularly lumbago?

Be Proactive: There is no one thing you can do, good posture, body mechanics, exercise, stretching, weight control are all excellent starting points. ...Read more

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Can poor posture cause back problems later on in life?

Can poor posture cause back problems later on in life?

Posture & Lifestyle: A simple answer is yes. Our increasing sedentary lifestyle, looking down at our phones/electronics, and lack of regular exercise are leading to more back problems. Often posture and these factors cause muscular pain, but later could lead to early degenerative changes in the spine and greater problems. Posture alone is not the greatest risk factor, but can contribute to asymmetries and thus pain. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how should I deal with a lower back problem?

I'm wondering how should I deal with a lower back problem?

Several ways if back: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising ; not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep ; good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. You may need additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Back support can help. ...Read more

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Should I get a 2nd opinion on my back problem before surgery?

Should I get a 2nd opinion on my back problem before surgery?

Yes: If you have question regarding your diagnosis, need for surgery or understanding of the surgical procedure and is not satisfied with the answers from your treating doctor by all means obtain a second opinion. If this would provide you with peace of mind before surgery do so. No surgeon will be upset if you desire s second opinion. It may make your recovery smoother and quicker. ...Read more

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Is it true if you get an epaderal you will have back problems?

No: There us no evidence showing back pain after labor epidurals is any more prevalent than a delivery without one. ...Read more

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I have severe back problems. What's the best way to lose some weight?

I have severe back problems. What's the best way to lose some weight?

There is no secret: The only way to reliably lose weight is burn more calories than you take in. That will require exercise to increase your metabolic rate, and scaling back some of your intake. It really doesn't matter how much you eat, as long as you burn more than you take in. There are many exercises you can to to burn calories that will also help strengthen your core in hopes of avoiding back surgery. ...Read more

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What kinds of professions most commonly cause back problems and injury?

What kinds of professions most commonly cause back problems and injury?

Back injury: forces known to create back problems include, exposure to prolonged vibratory forces(riding in a truck with poor suspension),prolonged positioning(sitting for long periods of time without shifting to stand or walk) repetitive twist or bend(swinging a mop or running a checkout stand).doing heavy resistive activities( e.g. lifting furniture playing contact sport ) ...Read more

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I have major lower back problems and my one side is hurting really bad.? Why is that?

I have major lower back problems and my one side is hurting really bad.? Why is that?

Could be due to a --: Number of causes, which can only be diagnosed with a detailed history ; examination with investigations, like labs, xrays, mri's as advised by your spinal surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have severe back problems., can't have surgery. Could i take oxycod/apap 7.5, what to do?

There are many : potential options for non surgical care including modifying life style such as not smoking, staying trim &exercising regularly along with physical therapy or chiropractic, acupuncture, other medications depending on any contraindications: NSAIDs, Lyrica, Neurontin, Cymbalta, Amytriptyline , Tylenol (acetaminophen). Sometimes an elastic back support or inversion table help. Pain management options too, ie ESI ...Read more