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Foods For Back Pain Relief
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
Identify the cause: If possible. Usually muscular and benign, but can be something else. Once serious issues ruled out, stretching and core strengthening as well as general cardiovascular aerobic exercise form the basis for a healthy back. Sometimes stress plays a huge roll, as well, in back pain. Being active, avoiding fear and immobility are crucial. Again, be sure it's nothing serious and then get moving! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refer to answer: Bed matter is over rated in the media. The rule to buy any bed is the bed material is to contour to your body, and not the other way around. Too soft you sink in, or too hard for your weight is not good. For adults soft beds are made for 100 lb.. And firm beds are made for people of 250 lb. And over. Sleep on the bed for 15-20 minutes before you make decision to pay for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back Pain relief: Back pain plagues us all one time or another; many doctors advise you to use moist heat on the area to loosen up the tight back muscles; but when it comes to medications, it varies depending on your health status. Some patients are given prescriptions for ultram as an anti inflammatory, others are given flexoril. Patches with pain meds can also be used. Narcotics can be given with limited use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can help: Somatics may offer relief from chronic back pain by re-education of the neuromuscular body reflex pathways that contribute to pain. It is free from medication side effects; can be self taught or instructor lead. It is a useful treatment option to re-establish the normal structure-function relationship of our nervous and musculoskeletal system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gentle Stretching: Gentle poses that stretch the psoas and quadratus lumborum musculature can often be helpful in treating/preventing low back pain. Positions such as downward dog, cobra and "warrior 1" can help. However, it is best to use these positions as part of a broader yoga routine. I recommend taking a local yoga class to learn how to safely and gently utilize these forms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Experiment: Yoga is a way to stretch. Keeping your "core" (tummy and back muscles) limber and strong can help reduce back pain. Experiment with the movements and positions. Choose those that work the "core." a little discomfort is okay. If a position is really uncomfortable (during or after), try something different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely: Likely will work, the question is how long they last. ...Read more
Rest relax exercise: Rest relax exercise you could search the internet for stretching exercise for low back pain visit to chiropractor could help you find the problem and get relieved over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) could help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: This sounds like someone is marketing a non-FDA approved nutritional supplement with a name that is designed to sound almost exactly like "Celebrex", an FDA-approved non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that can be effective for some pain conditions. I would avoid "celadrex" like the plague. The only way it might help for back pain is that you wallet will weigh less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weakness: If your pain is relieved with sitting buut worse when active begin a strenghtening program for your hips and back. If you do not see gradual improvement then you need to have a physician evaluate you. ...Read more
Let me explain: It depend on the degree of kyphosis you have wither you need any special treatment surgically or by physiotherapy, if your case does not require any surgical treatment, you could some exercises and use advil (ibuprofen) if you can. You log on this web site for the exercises. http://www.pilates-back-joint-exercise.com/kyphosis-exercise.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back pain: It could be muscles or the joints if the pain is not radiating to the legs. Any tingling, numbness or weakness means a pinched nerve. Localized pain is most likely muscular and should get better with heat/ice, local ointments such as ben-gay, massage or exercise and stretching. Regular gentle aerobics or swimming is the beat exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been suffering chronic back pain for the past 6 years, i've had MRI and i'm on pain relief but nothing helps, what else can be done?
I had Perthes Disease as a child, now 33 & recently begun experiencing hip & back pain. Any natural pain relief recommendations would be appreciated! ?
Believe it or not...: Movement. without weight bearing. And improving your flexibility. An exercise program that includes yoga and or swimming may be the best answer without going to "Medications". I don't know your current weight, but even a ten pound weight loss can decrease the stress on a hip joint significantly especially if there is any arthritic changes in the joint. - KB ...Read more
How is a diskectomy different from a spinal fusion? What's the difference between a diskectomy and a spinal fusion? Is one better than the other for back pain relief?
Discectomy : Discectomy is the removal of disk. Usually only small amount of disk which has leaked out of the disk space and is pinching a nerve is removed. Discectomy is done primarily for sciatica leg pain not for back pain. Recently surgeons have had success with endoscopic discectomy for treatment of back pan caused by degenerative disk disease with a rip in the disk (radial tear). Fusion surgery most of the disk is removed and cage/bone is put into the disk space. The vertebral bodies are held together with screws and rods. Over time the upper vertebral body fuse across the disk space to lower vertebral body forming "one big bone". Fusion surgery is the standard surgery for back pain. In the future endoscopic discectomy may replace fusion surgery for initial treatment of back pain from degenerative disk disease. Please see my health guides on endoscopic discectomy. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the difference between a facet block and an epidural injection for back pain relief?
Different: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Epidural injections are into the spinal canal area or around the spinal nerve roots exiting the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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