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Healing 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
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
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
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
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?
Had pubis shearing for a yr d.O. Adjusted me still experience muscle pain in thighs & across pubic bone area & low back pain. What's the healing time?
See below: Most data says 6-10 week healing period. ...Read more
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
Rest/exerise: Usually it's about 3 days of rest, then stretching and exercise. ...Read more
See below: The best treatment is exercise and stretching. See your doctor for information on the types available. ...Read more
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
I have had excruciating lower back pain for years now. What are some treatment options for these?
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
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
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?
I'm 17 years old, have a lot of lower back pain and have a right curve in my upper spine. Have an appt in october, but what is the likely treatment?
I HV lower back pain. In ultrasound bilateral renal calculai of 4.2mm and 4mm found. I'm 27.female. Suggest me treatment?
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Male. 34yrs old with angiomyolipoma on kidney. Treatment? What it is associated with? Surgery? Risks? Lower back pain intermittently.
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
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
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
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
Interested in natural treatments for psoriasis, insomnia and chronic lower back pain. What are some natural methods of healing/treating psoriasis?
None Proven: Natural treatments are generally backed by little if any evidence of effectiveness. ...Read more
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
Seek advice: This may be a kidney stone. See your doctor. ...Read more
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?
Severe lower back pain. Limbs are weak. Migraine. & feeling hot. Breathing out hot air. What may be the cause & or treatment?
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