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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?

Varies: Best postions are curled on your side or onyour back with pillowc under knees avoid soft dished matress on stomach is not comfortable for most manyy patients with bad nacks like the floor on a mattwiyh kness bent. ...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?

Yes.Firmer the bette: Sost mattrasses make your back do the work of supporting your postture and may feel tired from the work when you wake up. But do not make it too hard. You should test it and feel even contact. ...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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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: If you have not already done so, you should see your family doctor to get checked out. Chronic back pain is not normal. It could be as simple as having a muscle strain but you could also have a kidney stone. There are many reasons you could have chronic back pain. A good old-fashioned remedy is to use a hot water bottle for your back. You can also try using pillows under or between your knees. ...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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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