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Relief for back pain?

Relief for back pain?

Agree w Dr. Ibrahim: If you have chronic back pain - it is important that it be worked up. Since you are receiving physical therapy - suspect that was already done. Acupuncture can be very beneficial for a number of types of back pain. It can reduce pain ; inflammation and improve range of motion, blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and nerve conduction. ...Read more

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Pain Relief (Definition)

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


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Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

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 more

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I need some ideas for chronic neck pain relief?

I need some ideas for chronic neck pain relief?

See Doctor: Without knowing why and where your hurt its hard to tell you why to do. I would suggest seeing the doctor for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Headache chest pain upper back pain and lower stomach pain all lasting for two weeks. Any remedies?

Headache chest pain upper back pain and lower stomach pain all lasting for two weeks. Any remedies?

May be due to stress: Too many different systems involed. Are you under stress? Do you exercise and perhaps strained you neck. Tension can cause headaches and stress can induce pain anywhere. Since you make no mention of joint pain, i assume the pain is more musculoskeletal. You make no mention of diarrhea or constipation as well. I would suggest anti anxiety medication and or a muscule relaxer such as skelaxin (metaxalone). ...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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Best pain meds for sciatic pain?

Another option: For sciatic pain is acupuncture. It can work well hand in hand with standard western medicine approaches. ...Read more

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Best OTC medicine for lower back pain pobably a back spasm?

Best OTC medicine for lower back pain pobably a back spasm?

Try heat too: Ice is great if you have pain, tenderness, swelling and inflammation but ice will leave you tight and sometimes increase spasms. Follow the ice with heat (15-20 min. Only) and that will help relax the muscles. Otcs like Ibuprofen can also help at times. If symptoms persist, talk to you doc about rx options. ...Read more

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Good narcotic pain medications for stomach pain?

Most narcotics: Are not great at treating stomach pain. Things like gastritis will still be painful and taking narcotics will slow gastric emptying, maybe lending to worse pain. If you have chronic stomach pain, see an interventional pain doc and he may be able to do a block of the celiac plexus, which may help, but can be a risky shot. This would only be a thought if pain is extreme. ...Read more

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What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

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 more

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Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

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 more

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What are good techniques for back pain relief?

What are good techniques for back pain relief?

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 more

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Upper left abdominal pain and severe heartburn. Pain for 7 weeks and heartburn for over 24 hrs. Nothing relieves it help?

Be seen: If you have been having pain for 7 weeks and have tried OTC remedies, I think you should be seen ASAP. You could have a severe gastritis, (inflammation of the stomach lining), or an ulcer. There are other causes of upper abdominal pain, all which need to be ruled out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Medications for back pain?

Medications for back pain?

Different Mechanisms: Back pain can be due to multiple causes and knowing the cause will help your physician choose proper medications. Medications to treat pain are generally categorized as narcotics, anti-inflammatories, membrane stabilizers as well as oral versus topical prepations. For mild new onset back pain due to strain and sprain anti-inflammatories are usually a good start if there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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Wha are some ideas for pain relief for spondylolysis?

Wha are some ideas for pain relief for spondylolysis?

Exercise: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercises often help arthritis of the spine. ...Read more

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Have been on strong pain meds for back pain. Severe constipation. Help?

Water et al: Constipation is a frequent side effect when using pain medications that are in the narcotic family . Drink lots of water and eat more vegetables for bulk. You can also visit your pharmacist who can recommend some over-the-counter therapies that will also help. The best therapy is to slowly wean off of the narcotics as per physician guidelines and this will help resolve the constipation. And don't forget to keep moving. Exercise can also help ...Read more

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Is duexis suitable for back pain relief?

Is duexis suitable for back pain relief?

Yes: Duexis is a combination of the anti inflammatory medication Ibuprofen and Omeprazole to protect your stomach from irritation and possible bleedingl from it. ...Read more

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What are good techniques for back pain relief?

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 more

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What is the recommended bed for back pain relief?

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 more

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What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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What do you think about somatics as a method for back pain relief?

What do you think about somatics as a method for back pain relief?

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 more

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What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?

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 more

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What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

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 more

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What do you advise if I have chronic back pain relief methods?

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 more

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Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

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 more

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Going to get some injections for spondylosis/back pain relief, what can I expect?

Needles.: Injections for back pain can bring relief. Small needles are guided to the presumed source of the pain with x-rays after you are numbed up. They are often well-tolerated and don't take long at all. ...Read more

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Back pain relief when sitting for long periods of time?

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

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I have kyphosis and was wondering what i could do for back pain relief?

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 more

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Left lower back pain relief. No meds please. What can I do?

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 more

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I had Perthes Disease as a child, now 33 & recently begun experiencing hip & back pain. Any natural pain relief recommendations would be appreciated! ?

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

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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 more

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Please help! what is the difference between a facet block and an epidural injection for back pain relief?

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 more

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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


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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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