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Dr. Scott Keith
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Can you tell me if there are good low back pain exercises?

Can you tell me if there are good low back pain exercises?

Core: Core excercises are very good for low back pain. There are several examples of "core exercises" on the internet. Your physical therapist should also be able to show you examples. It is also important to stay flexible with emphasis on stretching your hamstrings. ...Read more

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I have low back pain and from last two days it's paining very much please help.Please tell me any exercises or something to get relief. I am male, my ?

I have low back pain and from last two days it's paining very much please help.Please tell me any exercises or something to get relief. I am male, my ?

See your doctor: Without any additional historical details, nor a physical examination, it is difficult to recommend therapy. Of note, however, is that recent data suggest that physical therapy, yoga and/or exercises like pilates can be helpful. Nonetheless, being evaluated for the current issue should occur initially. Please see a physician promptly. ...Read more

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Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?

Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post  surgery?

Possibly: There is nothing about a laminectomy that should precipitate facet pain/arthritis. But patietns with spinal stenosis who require laminectomy often have multiple back issues including facet arthritis. There could be scarring after surgery causing some pain but typically you would have some leg pain as well. After completing pt and core exercises, facet pain can easily be tested with an injeciton. ...Read more

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How can I relieve low back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

How can I relieve low back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

Different Position: There are certain lower back conditions that are aggravated by lying on your stomach. Altering your sleeping position, such as sleeping on one side with a pillow between your knees, would be recommended as a first step. Waking up with lower back pain may best be treated with some stretches in bed, heat treatment, or a warm shower. As with most conditions, prevention is more important. ...Read more

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Can exercise usually help low back pain?

Yes: Of all of the treatments touted to help low back pain, exercise has consistently shown to be one of, if not the best way to treat lower back pain. There is no one "right" exercise for all people with back pain. Studies have shown that people who do any kind of exercise to keep themselves physically fit tend to have lower rates of back pain than people who do not exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Can exercise help or hurt low back pain?

Can exercise help or hurt low back pain?

Yes: Both can occur. Supervised physical therapy can alleviate problems with exercise induced pain but sometimes even therapy aggravates the pain. Diagnosis is key and will drive the recommendations. ...Read more

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Low back pain 8yrs . No relief to my wife.?

Low back pain 8yrs . No relief to my wife.?

Several ways to deal: For most, it begins with what the back symptoms mean &then usually changes in lifestyle like exercise, weight control, smoking cessation and improved sleeping habits as well as avoiding becoming depressed which can magnify pain symptoms. She needs to get vit d level checked &make sure no thyroid issues both of which are not uncommon and can play a role in this pain pattern. Start with her pcp. ...Read more

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How can exercise help relieve lower back pain?

How can exercise help relieve lower back pain?

Most of back pain: Can get better if you stay active, avoid positions and activities that may increase or cause back pain.Hen you no longer have acute pain, you may be ready for gentle strengthening exercises for your stomach, back, and legs, and perhaps for some stretching exercises. Exercise may not only help decrease low back pain, but it may also help you recover faster, prevent prevent reinjury to your back. ...Read more

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List of exercise bike that good for lower back pain?

Several ways: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Stretching, core strenghtening and cardiovascular exercise are all important components of any regimen. Walking and biking, can be good cardiovascular components. ...Read more

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What are good lower back pain stretches and exercises?

Back pain exercises: Neutral spine mcgill exercises are a great place to start. Quadriceps, hamstring, and pirifirmis exercises help. These are all on you tube. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can find relief from severe lower back pain?

What are good ways i can find relief from severe lower back pain?

I have severe LBP: Severe neuro-musculo-skeletal lower back pain can be caused by muscle spasm, sprain, slipped disc, "pinched nerve", vertebral fracture, spinal stenosis, rheum disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, discitis, osteomyelitis, metastatic cancer, local tumor, etc. Etc. Etc. Proper evaluation by a physician is required to make the correct diagnosis as treatment varies for each. ...Read more

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What are some good excercises that will help ease my low back pain?

Core strengthening: Core strengthening (gluteus medius/minimus) and stretching of hamstrings/gluteus/it bands can also really help. If you only have time for one thing: hamstring flexibility! ...Read more

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I have a chronic low back pain. It aggravates after a full day's work. Massage gives temporary relief. What should I do?

I have a chronic low back pain. It aggravates after a full day's work. Massage gives temporary relief. What should I do?

Muscle pain: Temporary relief with massage likely indicates a predominance of muscle pain. Muscles that are weak and not moving well typically become painful. Core strengthening should help. Yoga, tai chi or even pilates can help. ...Read more

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How good is the injection of steroids for low back pain?

How good is the injection of steroids for low back pain?

Depends: There are different types of injections: into or around joints, round the nerves, in the canal containing the sac of nerves. Effectiveness will vary, depending on the severity of the disease, how much of the spine in involved. In the right person, it can help about 70% of the time. It is usually combined with exercise, therapy, pills. ...Read more

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Are abdominal "crunch" exercises the best way to keep from having low back pain?

Are abdominal "crunch" exercises the best way to keep from having low back pain?

Not exactly: Core strengthening including gentle crunches can be helpful in preventing low back pain. However, these need to be performed correctly and should be combined with an entire regimen designed to strengthen the core musculature. ...Read more

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Is swimming good for low back pain?

Is swimming good for low back pain?

Less stress on Spine: with swimming, however hard to say if it will help. Likely the less stress will allow the disk to heal quicker. Depends also on what types of swimming strokes you are performing. ...Read more

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I have low back pain, can I do running as my exercise?

I have low back pain, can I do running as my exercise?

Yes as long as the : Back pain is not worse with the running. Exercise, especially cardiovascular exercise, is a way to treat low back pain along with weight control, good sleep, not smoking and doing stretches and core strengthening as well . You can start cross training, if needed, initially. Start slowly. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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