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What is the best treatment for low back pain?

What is the best treatment for low back pain?

See below: Low back pain is often a chronic condition. There are many conservative treatment options including medication, therapy, and sometimes injections. Surgery would be a last resort. Often the best way to treat chronic pain is to work on posture, exercise, modify diet. Seeing a physician would be recommended to discuss these options. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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 a success story in treatment of low back pain due to sacralization l5?

Can you tell me a success story in treatment of low back pain due to sacralization l5?

Rarely the problem: A sacralized L5 segement suggests that this level is fused with the sacrum. This means there is no motion at the disc so should not cause pain.
In some people, they can have a pseudo-articulation (or false joint) form where L5 and s1 are still connected. This can be a pain generator but can be tough to treat. A diagnostic injection can help determine if this where the pain is coming from. ...Read more

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Can you tell of any success story in treatment of low back pain due to sacralization l5?

Can you tell of any success story in treatment of low back pain due to sacralization l5?

Yes Many: Sacralization of the L5 is not generally the only problem you may have. Often times the spinal levels above them cause more problems, however I would suggest seeing a spine/pain fellowship trained physician who can address your real concerns and educate you on what to do for relief and what you may be able to do to maintain relief as well. ...Read more

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Having intense low back pain due to ddd (diagnosed 20+ yrs ago, I'm in my mid 30's). I'm active, no alternative treatment seems to help?

Having intense low back pain due to ddd (diagnosed 20+ yrs ago, I'm in my mid 30's). I'm active, no alternative treatment seems to help?

Conservative Rx: Should try pt /back rehab injections and meds. If these are not effective then surgery may be an option depending on imaging and clinical status. Should see a spine/neuro surgeon for opinion. ...Read more

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Will lower back pain always need treatment?

Will lower back pain always need treatment?

Not realy: If your back bother after you work in the yard, it last few days and go but if you disc problem in your back and effecting the nerve most likely need treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a good treatment for 10/10 lower back pain?

Is there a good treatment for 10/10 lower back pain?

10/10 back pain: This rating is meaningless without a full evaluation by an md be it a specialist or your pmd. Treatments are not provided based on a patients numeric rating. This is because what is a 10/10 to you maybe a 6/10 or a 4/10 to someone else. In acute pain the rating is quite good, in chronic pain it is very inacurate. ...Read more

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Are there any permanent treatment for lower back pain?

No: Nothing that is a guarantee. Start simple with rest, ice and nsaids. Epidural steroid injections may help. Physical therapy to strengthen your abdominal core muscles may help. ...Read more

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What treatment can I use to help with lower back pain?

What treatment can I use to help with lower back pain?

Back pain: Rest, heat applied to the painful area, and anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen are a good start. If no help then see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lower back pain for a youngster?

Need evaluation: It is certainly not normal for a youngster to have lower back pain so I would recommend evaluation by a doctor who specializes in this area. The conditions that cause back pain in kids is much different than in adult. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for lower back pain? What is it?

See below: The best treatment is exercise and stretching. See your doctor for information on the types available. ...Read more

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What is recommended to help to find treatment for lower back pain?

Low back pain: There a many reasons your lower back can hurt. The most important is to find out why. Maybe it's degenerative disc disease, maybe instability or a deformity (mild scoliosis maybe). The diagnosis why you hurt directs the treatment. Typical stretching, and core strengthening can help across the board, but you should find out what's wrong first. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had excruciating lower back pain for years now. What are some treatment options for these?

Exercise.: One of the best things to do is to do regular
back exercises. Get with a physical therapist or exercise specialsist and learn to do a proper routine. It will do wonders. ...Read more

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What is surgical treatment for lower back pain?

What is surgical treatment for lower back pain?

Back pain surgery: Surgery for back pain can be either a discectomy where a part of the disc is removed or a fusion where 2 painful vertebrae are fused together as one (usually using screws and rods). ...Read more

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Chiropractoric treatment, do you think it can help get rid of or lessen lower back pain?

Chiropractoric treatment, do you think it can help get rid of or lessen lower back pain?

Minor relief: Chiropractic is based upon a bizarre theory about disease production by spinal nerve dysfunction. At best they offer a sort of message which can provide some short term relief. But chiros want you to come back again and again for "adjustments" for which there is no basis in fact. If your pain lasts longer than 6 weeks, see your orthopod M.D. For diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mild scoliosis that causes lower back pain? Would bracing be helpful? Any other suggestions?

What is the best treatment for mild scoliosis that causes lower back pain? Would bracing be helpful? Any other suggestions?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The best initial treatments include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. Bracing can be helpful. It is important to be followed by a spine surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced or if there is intractable pain then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read more

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How effective is a RF neurotomy for lower back pain treatment? Do most people get relief? What is the next step if it doesn't work?

How effective is a RF neurotomy for lower back pain treatment? Do most people get relief? What is the next step if it doesn't work?

RF Neurotomy: Hello. Are you scheduled to do this? If you had a great response to medial branch blocks (MBBs) (anesthetic placed by the nerves with > 50% relief), then your outcome with RF should be good. Those with ...Read more

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Male. 34yrs old with angiomyolipoma on kidney. Treatment? What it is associated with? Surgery? Risks? Lower back pain intermittently.

Male. 34yrs old with angiomyolipoma on kidney. Treatment? What it is associated with? Surgery? Risks? Lower back pain intermittently.

See below: It may not need treatment and be just followed by imaging to ensure that it is not growing. If treatment is needed, it need not be invasive surgery, the lesion could be treated by embolizing the blood vessel.
See this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Urology-textbook. Com/angiomyolipoma-kidney. Html ...Read more

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Intense and prolonged tennis or boxing result in incapacitating lower back pain with inflammation. Have to stay in bed 2 or 3 days. Why? Treatment?

Concerning: It is not recommended to stay in bed for longer than 2 days for back pain. That being said, an intense activity resulting in severe pain is of concern. Tennis and boxing (high impact with a lot of twisting) can aggravate an underlying problem in the back. You may have an underlying disc injury. See you doctor for an exam and work up. ...Read more

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What would be the best treatment for lower back pain (spasm?) that puts presure on bladder and pulls your body forward so as you can't stand up straight, thus body stays in a bended position that is painfull and just ceeps worsening.

What would be the best treatment for lower back pain (spasm?) that puts presure on bladder and pulls your body forward so as you can't stand up straight, thus body stays in a bended position that is painfull and just ceeps worsening.

LBP.: Today’s technical first line of treatment for lower back pain would be physical therapy. That being said, if your back pain has never been investigated before, it might be wise to pursue an investigation into cause before you go off on physical therapy. We should know what’s going on with your spine before we move forward with treatment attempts. ...Read more

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Lower back pain recurrent. MRI no bone problem. What kind of treatment do you recommend? Thank you.

Lower back pain recurrent. MRI no bone problem. What kind of treatment do you recommend? Thank you.

See below: A gentle home exercise program that focuses on core strengthening is going to be your best bet. A great resource for this can be found at www. Therehabzone. Com ...Read more

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Lower back pain around spine for 2wks. Pain eases off a little at times then it returns. Not taken OTC or prescription pain med. What can this be? Treatment?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. You should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve you should see doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend seeing a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside the back. ...Read more

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I have hpv. I know there is no cure. It has caused me to have chronic lower back pain and pain in my upper thigh. Is there treatment for those symptoms?

I have hpv. I know there is no cure. It has caused me to have chronic lower back pain and pain in my upper thigh. Is there treatment for those symptoms?

Not related: The symptoms you describe are not due to hpv infection. Hpv causes either benign warts or pre cancerous skin changes. The only reason one could have back pain/ leg pain is if there is advanced cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I had cervical cancer two years ago and under went treatment. I'm having lower back pain and sharp cramping even though I had a hysterectomy.?

I had cervical cancer two years ago and under went treatment. I'm having lower back pain and sharp cramping even though I had a hysterectomy.?

There are many: Reasons for these symptoms that could include: adhesions related to your prior surgery, a GI issue like diverticulitis, a urinary tract infection or other urinary issue as well as not excluding your prior diagnosis so you should be evaluated by your doctor as these symptoms are not typical of a spine problem. ...Read more

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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more