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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Chronic Back Pain (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Does sleeping face down or face up help with chronic back pain?

Does sleeping face down or face up help with chronic back pain?

Neither & Depends: First it depends on what your back pain is being caused by. However, generally speaking sleeping on your side with your knees to your chest and pillow between your knees will help with many diseases/problems that cause low back pain. ...Read more

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Will certain types of mattresses help with sleeping with chronic back pain?

Will certain types of mattresses help with sleeping with chronic back pain?

For some: There are no magic bullets when it comes to mattresses. One rule of thumb is not too stiff and not to soft. Before spending a lot of money on an expensive mattress, try talking with a physical therapist on strengthening your core muscles to help relieve tension on your back. ...Read more

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Are there good natural remedies to help with sleeping with chronic back pain?

Are there good natural remedies to help with sleeping with chronic back pain?

Yes: Try sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs and knees to the chest. Also, ensure you have a comfortable mattress that is not too soft. If you are having trouble sleeping melatonin is a natural remedy that often works well for patients to help have a good night's sleep. ...Read more

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Chronic back pain and stiffness wakes me up in the middle ot the night and cant sleep. I have had it for a few years and I have a new mattress?

Chronic back pain and stiffness wakes me up in the middle ot the night and cant sleep. I have had it for a few years and I have a new mattress?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Will a tricyclic antidepressant help with sleeping with chronic back pain?

Will a tricyclic antidepressant help with sleeping with chronic back pain?

Possibly: There is good evidence that tricyclic antidepressants are helpful in many chronic pain conditions. In addition they can be helpful for sleep. This class of medication does have adverse effects and should be discussed with your physician. Medication in combination with physical therapy, exercise and healthy diet is always more effective. ...Read more

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How to treat chronic back pain from sitting down for long periods of time?

How to treat chronic back pain from sitting down for long periods of time?

See below: Opiates, in general, are not designed for use as long-term medications. Your doctor will constantly be on the look ourt for other methods of pain control. Opiates are known for habituation...You'll eventually need ever larger doses. Constipation, itching, thought disruption can also occur. Keep your doctor notified. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?

What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?

"superman" exercise: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the leg(s). The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. ...Read more

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Father had triple bypass 3 weeks ago and is now suffering from chronic back pain. Can't sit or lay down. Is this normal?

Father had triple bypass 3 weeks ago and is now suffering from chronic back pain. Can't sit or lay down.  Is this normal?

No.: He should be evaluated by his surgeon or another physician. Some discomfort is expected, but the patient should be able to sit or lay down. ...Read more

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I'm having chronic back pain n it's making my legs numb an tingle n I keep falling from sharp shooting pains down my legs. Went to the erntheydidnono?

I'm having chronic back pain n it's making my legs numb an tingle n I keep falling from sharp shooting pains down my legs. Went to the erntheydidnono?

Be seen: I sure would be seen by more of a specialist than simply going to the ER. You may need to see a neurologist. We don't worry too much about back pain because it is very common, but when patients start complaining of numbness in the legs and falling down they need to be evaluated to make sure nothing more serious is going on. Be seen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I do about chronic back pain?

Exercise and: Physical therapy are key. Do not stay in bed, make sure you get up, move around, work on core strengthening. These things will all help with chronic back pain. Discuss with your physician first, but consider things like yoga. See www.Spine-health.Com for some more information. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How can I stop or lessen chronic back pain without pills?

How can I stop or lessen chronic back pain without pills?

Find out the cause: The best answer is to determine the exact cause of the pain and have it treated. To do this, you have to go to an experienced pain specialist. If this is not possible, try doing yoga or pilates combined with gentle aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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What mattresses are best for people with chronic back pain?

Which ever 1 that-: -feels the best. Some patients swear by water beds,others firm or soft. This tells U there is no way to specify which is best 4 U. Go to a large mattress store & lie down on them all & see if 1 really feels good. Some have 30 day trials so U get a better feel 4 the 1 4 U. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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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