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I Fell and hurt my lower back at work. How Can I Treat it at home?

I Fell and hurt my lower back at work. How Can I Treat it at home?

Hiw far eas fall?: Rest heat or ice massage Otc antiflammatories all worth trying If pain persist see a specialist If it was at work it should be covered under work comp at leaSt for 6 weeks ...Read more

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Lower back injury due to deadlifting with bad form. Had a xray doc says its fine. This happened back in march and now it is july and back still hurts?

Lower back injury due to deadlifting with bad form. Had a xray doc says its fine. This happened back in march and now it is july and back still hurts?

Chiropractor: I would see a chiropractor or physical therapist. Hopefully you have not continued to do heavy weight lifting but if so you need to stop for a while. If you are overweight, losing weight helps back pain. If you smoke, quitting also helps. Give physical medicine 6-8 weeks and if still having pain see a specialist. ...Read more

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How do I treat my lower back injury?

How do I treat my lower back injury?

Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending
on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice
nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your
symptoms.
While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your
symptoms and return to activities gradually to
prevent reinjury. ...Read more

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How could I help my lower back injury?

How could I help my lower back injury?

If: If back pain is worse with activity & better with rest, does not affect your sleep & is not associated with any weight loss, fever, chills or sweats then you can try some things otherwise see a doctor. First, stop smoking if you do so. Start exercising daily including stretching & cardio workouts which can be a fast walk to begin with but start slowly. Otc meds may help as well as a back support. ...Read more

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In what way can I help my lower back injury?

In what way can I help my lower back injury?

Therapy, medications: Initial treatments for pain due to a back injury include physical therapy, massage, medications. Some try acupuncture or chiropractic manipulation. Weight loss, if possible, can help. If symptoms are more severe, consider pain management for stronger medications. Sometimes, despite all these treatments, symptoms are still there. Consider an evaluation by a spine surgeon to discuss surgery. ...Read more

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How long willa lower back injury completely heal?

How long willa lower back injury completely heal?

Depends on injury: Type and severity ax well as how in shape you are to begin with ax well as your overall health. If just a muscle strain, 2 to 6 weeks on average while a disc issue from a couple of weeks to several months for most. This is assuming there is no injury involving a fracture. ...Read more

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Should I be exercising if I have a lower back injury?

Should I be exercising if I have a lower back injury?

Stretching: With a low back injury, the most prudent thing to do is simple low back stretches like williams low back exercises to stretch the muscles and allow them to relax.
Look up spineuniverse. Com and find williams flexion exercises. These can help.
If it persists, see your family md for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do about my lower back injury from work?

What should I do about my lower back injury from work?

Report it: If you have sustained a work related injury, you must first report it and your job must file first report of injury or illness to the insurance company. You will be given a claim number and assigned a claim adjuster. You mat then seek medical care through a chosen by you or sent to facility chosen by the insurance. If there is an ermergency go to the nearest er! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long for a pulled lower back injury?

Can you tell me how long for a pulled lower back injury?

Generally a few days: Up to 6 weeks depending on the injury severity and your overall physical condition ; health as well as age. If symptoms persist or worsen or change in character such as pain traveling into leg (s) there may be not just a muscle injury and then you should be evaluated if the level or degree of symptoms warrant it. ...Read more

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Lower back injury from deadlifts. How long is the recovery?

Lower back injury from deadlifts. How long is the recovery?

Depends on Diagnosis: Depends on specific type of injury -- both for most types of injuries for this sort of mechanism, if you follow treatments recommended by your doctor including nsaids, lumbar stabilization program, avoiding heavy lifting, and repetitive squating/bending, it should resolve in about 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What daily things can I do to help a lower back injury heal faster?

What daily things can I do to help a lower back injury heal faster?

Rest heat OTC meda: Generally most just get better with activity restriction and rest but one can apply heat or cold depending what feels best and take over the counter meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Naproxen or Ibuprofen if no medical conditions that preclude their use or allergy problems. Guided exercise after a short period of rest is helpful as well. ...Read more

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How long does will it take for a lower back injury to completely heal?

How long does will it take for a lower back injury to completely heal?

Depends on cause: Improvement of symptoms depends on what is the cause. Muscle spasms respond well and quickly to physical therapy and anti- inflammatories. Fractures and nerve impingement takes a longer time. Average for pain is 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What could be causing a lower back injury when bearing down on it alleviates the pain to some extent?

What could be causing a lower back injury when bearing down on it alleviates the pain to some extent?

Rest: Most nontraumatic low back pain will get better with simple rest. If it doesn't or if it goes down your leg or causes weakness, see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Lower back injury, what is the proper specialist to see?

Lower back injury, what is the proper specialist to see?

It depends: There are reasons to go directly to the emergency department. Short of these, you can go to a lot of disciplines. Your insurance will sometimes dictate this. Short of an emergency situation, it is reasonable to start with your primary care provider and they will direct you according to clinical criteria. ...Read more

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Could driving a stick shift aggravate my lower back injury?

Could driving a stick shift aggravate my lower back injury?

Yes: It could but so could the act of driving as sitting creates a force of 4 x your body weight across the back and if in a vehicle, that creates a vibration of 5 hertz, which is the same frequency that a human spine will vibrate at placing a harmonic frequency stress on a 4x loaded back. That is why you feel stiff after a long car ride with no breaks, without a lower back injury. ...Read more

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What type of lower ab workout will reduce the risk of lower back injury?

What type of lower ab workout will reduce the risk of lower back injury?

Good core strength: Is key to minimize risk ftom a conditioning standpoint along with flexibility and cardiovascular training. Pilates is excellent to cover all the above with a good one hour workout. ...Read more

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Can a person with a lower back injury from two spinal fusions still sea kayak?

Can a person with a lower back injury from two spinal fusions still sea kayak?

Yes: Once a spine fusion consolidates, very few restrictions are medically necessary. One should always use good body mechanics and back care techniques with or without previous spine fusion. ...Read more

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Can a lower back injury cause pain in the groin area?

Can a lower back injury cause pain in the groin area?

Yes: Yes, you can have pain radiation down into the groin or into the leg. There can be radiation of the pain from the back without any affected nerve roots in the back and/or there can be irritation of a nerve root in the lower back that supplies part of the leg and you may feel pain in the distribution of that nerve root. There are other things that can also cause groin pain. ...Read more

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Best exercises to prevent lower back injury while weight training?

Best exercises to prevent lower back injury while weight training?

Strengthen core: Abdominal strengthening exercises--planks, crinches, pilates, all protect the lower back when weight training. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with a lower back injury (two spinal fusions) to sea kayak?

Is it safe for a person with a lower back injury (two spinal fusions) to sea kayak?

Sure: Use pain as your guide low impact great core workout down side lots of sitting sometimes rough depending on surf. Start with short trips on smoothe water. ...Read more

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Cortisone injections vs prp injections. Which is the better choice when dealing with a lower back injury?

Cortisone injections vs prp injections. Which is the better choice when dealing with a lower back injury?

PRP: I would use PRP. It's regenerative versus degenerative. It helps your body to heal rather than just breaking down inflammation as cortisone does. ...Read more

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What can I do for a lower back injury from doing squats?

What can I do for a lower back injury from doing squats?

Back injury: Recommend consulting an orthopedic doc. To determine extent of injury, recommend tx, and possibly referral for physical therapy for back. ...Read more

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What's the best doctor to see for a lower back injury from a car wreck?

Rehab doc: It best to get started w/ a physical medicine or physiatrist to evaluate you, do proper imaging & if necessary refer you to a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Should I use a back brace for lifting if I have suffered a lower back injury?

Should I use a back brace for lifting if I have suffered a lower back injury?

Brace Should Help: The back brace should help. However, you will always have to be conscious of your lifting mechanics, weight and preexisting limitations. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. ...Read more