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Lower back/spine pain. Throb pain n back, shoot pain n one leg or other. Capsaicin patch help aleve (naproxen) kinda help. Treatment? exercise? help!!!

Lower back/spine pain. Throb pain n back, shoot pain n one leg or other. Capsaicin patch help aleve (naproxen) kinda help. Treatment? exercise? help!!!

Sciatica: I feel empathy for your back pain. Throbbing pain in the back with shooting pain in one leg or other and lack of complete relief from Capsaicin patch is most likely Sciatica. See an Orthopedic Physician immediately for diagnosis, indicated radiological studies such as CT or MRI Treatment may include Medications, Physical Therapy, Massage, Ultrasound Yoga, Pilates, Walking Meditation ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Will toradol help lower back pain?

Will toradol help lower back pain?

Yes: It is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory that is usually given IV or im. But comes as an oral formulation as well. It does help with back pain. It is in the same class as Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) (aleve). So don't take these medications in addition to your toradol. As always, take your medication as directed. ...Read more

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Will Advil (ibuprofen) help my chest pain?

Will Advil (ibuprofen) help my chest pain?

Advil (ibuprofen): If musculoskeletal chest pain it'll help, it heart attack or pulmonary embolus...Not likely. ...Read more

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Can 400mg iburofen help relieve lower back pain?

Can 400mg iburofen help relieve lower back pain?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammation medication (nsaids). It's used as pain killer. It is effective for lower back pain. If your symptoms are not improved/resolved with ibuprofen, please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

Acupuncture: It is considered a viable additional or adjunctive therapy that can help contribute to relief. Acupuncture involves placement of almost microscopic needle tips into 'meridians'. It is not painful. ...Read more

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Does icing stomach pain help?

Does icing stomach pain help?

No: Our brain can't tell the difference in pain signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, liver, or gallbladder. So illnesses of any of those organs causes upper abdominal pain; gallbladder is most common. Lower abdominal pain can be from small intestine or colon. See dr. ; get proper diagnosis; good luck! ...Read more

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Will naproxen help neck pain?

Will naproxen help neck pain?

It could: Naproxen sodium (naprosyn) is a nonsteroid antiinflammatory (NSAID) medication. It can be helpful for many pains. Certainly neck pain can be helped. If it isn't consider getting it looked at. ...Read more

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Does naproxen work any better than ibuprofen or alieve to alleviate back and hip pain? Why does my back/hip pain allternate from one side to the other

Nope: Naproxen is the same thing as Alleve and they both work like ibuprofen. The pain probably alternates because you favor one hip for a while putting pressure on the other one which then starts to hurt. Combine that with other problems which you may have - scoliosis, leg-length discrepancy, obesity, poor posture etc...and voila! Hip and back pain. See a chiropractor for some help. ...Read more

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How does indomethacin help with sciatica pain?

How does indomethacin help with sciatica pain?

ANTINIFLAMMATORIES: For true sciatica indocin is rarely strong enough. It has more complications than Aleve (naproxen) : two tab twice a day is about the same. TC3 may be needed. Hopefully, you will be one of the 80% who suffer and the get completely well. Actively rest and resume activity as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Will chiropractice help lower back pain problem?

Will chiropractice help lower back pain problem?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of your lower back pain. See your to determine the cause. A do is a type of medical dr who has been trained in treating muscle/skeletal problems & may be able to help. Do's can use different techniques--osteopathic manipulative medicine to help treat low back pain-kind of like a chiropractor but also using gentle techniques like stretching, relaxing muscles, realignment. ...Read more

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Can liniment horse gel help me to reduce my lower back pain and sciatica?

Can liniment horse gel help me to reduce my lower back pain and sciatica?

Possibly: However, it will be temporary as it probably won't get deep enough to be next to the spine. 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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Does HGH help with back pain?

Does HGH help with back pain?

No: Although it can improve muscle tone which in turn can give more muscle support for the spine. ...Read more

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What else can I do for my lower back pain beyond medrol, tylenol (acetaminophen) and oxycodone? It's unbearable! i need help

What else can I do for my lower back pain beyond medrol, tylenol (acetaminophen) and oxycodone?  It's unbearable!  i need help

Expect an Injection: Epidural injections are common and if you have had any type of injection it should not be much different. The local anesthetic to numb the skin typically burns abit. Your doctor should be using fluoroscopic x-ray guidance to do this injection. Occasionally, you may feel back pain or a nerve pain sensation as the needle is placed appropriately and medication is instilled into your spine. ...Read more

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Really bad back pain below shoulder blade. What OTC pain meds can I take?

Really bad back pain below shoulder blade. What OTC pain meds can I take?

The Ones You Know: Already. There are not any new OTC meds than the ones that are already available now. Ibuprofen/Motrin, Aleve/Naproxen, Tylenol/Acetaminophen are currently available without Rx. Although be aware that too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can result in liver damage/failure. If these are not helping or you are using these daily, I would suggest seeing your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I stop lower back pain without taking all the advil (ibuprofen)?

How can I stop lower back pain without taking all the advil (ibuprofen)?

Exercise: Most low back pain is mechanical in nature. Stretching and strengthening exercises for the lower back go a long way to improve low back pain. See a physiotherapist who can teach you the specific exercises. ...Read more

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Does Gabapentin help with sciatica pain?

Does Gabapentin help with sciatica pain?

Horse racing: Some say 'yes' and some say 'no'. So, it's like many, many medications. Ask about potential bad effects and how hard it is to stop if you don't like it. Then, prepared, give it a try if you want and see if you're pro or con. Consider alternatives to pills too. Accupuncture, massage, ortho, yoga, etc. Try things in a sequence that lets you easily move on to the next candidate w/out w/drawal. ...Read more

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How can pain killers like ibuprofen work?

How can pain killers like ibuprofen work?

Good question.: Medications, called, nsaids of which Aspirin is the best known, work by directly blocking an enzyme, called cox, cyclo-ogenase, which its products produce the 'ouch', swelling, reddening, increase in temperature at the site of injury. Also known as rubor, calor, dulor, tumor. ...Read more

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What is better to relieve lower back pain: ibuprofin, paracetomol or voltaren (diclofenac)?

What is better to relieve lower back pain: ibuprofin, paracetomol or voltaren (diclofenac)?

Depends: Ibuprofen and voltaren (diclofenac) are related and theoretically would affect low back pain the same way. Paracetamol or Acetaminophen is less likely to work because it doesn't have anti inflammatory effects. ...Read more

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Maximum amount of Advil (ibuprofen) that can be taken for back pain? 400mg isnt working.

Maximum amount of Advil (ibuprofen) that can be taken for back pain?  400mg isnt working.

2400mg: "prescription strength " Ibuprofen is 800mg every 8 hours (take w/food). That's if you don't have kidney disease, high blood pressure, or bad asthma. If no relief, try a different nsaid, like naprosyn/aleve, as it may be more effective for you. ...Read more

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Have such bad back pain that i can hardl move. Is it ok to take 600 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) and How often?

Probably: Advil (ibuprofen) prescription goes all the way to 800mg tablets. 600mg should be fine if you do not have any kidney problems and not taking other medications that could react to it. ...Read more

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Hello. I would like to take advIl (ibuprofen) for a back pain but I am taking 15 mg of Cipralex. Am I still ok to take it?

Hello. I would like to take advIl (ibuprofen) for a back pain but I am taking 15 mg of Cipralex. Am I still ok to take it?

Interaction: ibuprofen + escitalopram caution advised, monitor sodium: combo may incr. risk of bleeding, SIADH, hyponatremia (NSAID antiplatelet effects augmented by inhibition of platelet serotonin uptake; additive effects) This is one done frequently if done once in a while ( a few days) you probably going to be OK ...Read more

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How long should a senior adult take Advil (ibuprofen) pm at night? This is for back pain and trouble adjusting to wearing a vpap machine?

How long should a senior adult take Advil (ibuprofen) pm at night? This is for back pain and trouble adjusting to wearing a vpap machine?

Not long: Both Ibuprofen (advil) & Diphenhydramine (the pm part of advil) can lead to adverse side effects in elderly. This question is best answered by a physician who knows the patient. While many do take & tolerate diphenhydramine, it can cause anti-cholinergic side effects. Also, not recommended since can cause delirium, especially in setting of a new CPAP machine & do to drug-drug interaction. ...Read more

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How to deal with my chronic back pain from my injury in the line of duty in the military, 2005 rollover truck accident, and I've fallen a few times Helping my daughter run a horse ranch in Colorado. I need something when the 1000 mg of Advil doesn't work

See a doctor: first i want to thank you for your service people like you what keep our country great second you really need to see a pain specialist to determine what exactly your problem and how is the best way to control the pain they have many tools now and they are effective there is nothing we can do on line except telling to ice it or heat it take ibuprofen or have a message good luck ...Read more

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How can I stop lower back pain without taking all the advil (ibuprofen)?

Exercise: Most low back pain is mechanical in nature. Stretching and strengthening exercises for the lower back go a long way to improve low back pain. See a physiotherapist who can teach you the specific exercises. ...Read more

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I have been taking 2 Advil (ibuprofen) 12 hour a day for knee and back pain. Is this safe?

So 4 : Per 24 period This is safe. Your could take 2 tabs every 4-6 hours as needed. If pain is worse. See your doctor for full workup ...Read more

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Can i take 3 advil (ibuprofen) pm for my severe back pain if i took vicodin three hours ago?

Back Pain, Vicodin: Of course, you need relief from back pain. Reflect upon about history of back pain given to your Physician, X-ray or MRI findings, possible causes of your back pain, stresses in your life contributing to pain, diagnosis, treatment discussed -Pain Management ,Medication, P.T. and Therapy. See an Orthopedic Physician and a Psychiatrist. Use Music, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery and Meditation. ...Read more

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Having sudden lower back pain (have had back pain in the past). Took Advil (ibuprofen) with no help. Hurts to sit, stand, lay down.

Having sudden lower back pain (have had back pain in the past). Took Advil (ibuprofen) with no help. Hurts to sit, stand, lay down.

Back pain: Back pain can be caused by a number of factors including muscle strain, ligament injury, nerve irritation, vertebral injury or inflammation or internal organ issues. If the pain came without any clear ttrigger it is more worrisome. Could be something like a kidney stone. If medication not helping some therapy might. See your doctor for this to see if further imaging studies may be indicated. ...Read more

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Been having lower back pain for almost a year. Pain on constantly then off for 30 mins. Please help? Pain is so bad that Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't work

Chronic pain: Is defined as pain still present after three months despite appropriate treatment. Chronic pain cannot be cured; it must be managed by trained pain management physician. Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist for proper diagnosis and management. Take care. ...Read more

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I took 4 Advil (ibuprofen) for my lower back pain. It isn't helping, is it ok to take a vicodin?

I took 4 Advil (ibuprofen) for my lower back pain. It isn't helping, is it ok to take a vicodin?

advice is no: Generally speaking i would avoid narcotic pain medications for low back pain: things such as vicodin, percocet, percodan, (oxycodone and aspirin) oxycontin. I would stick to nsaids such as motrin/naprosyn. The narcotics may make you feel better in the short term but can lead to many problems. ...Read more

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I am nursing a one month old.can I take Advil cold and Sinus for a cold? If so, can I take it with Tylenol 3? I take one for back pain until I do xray

I am nursing a one month old.can I take Advil cold and Sinus for a cold? If so, can I take it with Tylenol 3? I take one for back pain until I do xray

Advil Cold and Sinus: Advil Cold and Sinus contains pseudoephedrine which decreases breast milk supply. Avoid Advil Cold and Sinus while breastfeeding. Also avoid Tylenol #3 as it contains codeine which passes into breast milk. Okay to take plain tylenol or advil for pain. More about cold and allergy remedies while breastfeeding: http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/cold-remedy/ ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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