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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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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I am 14 weeks pregnant can i use a heating pad for back pain?

I am 14 weeks pregnant can i use a heating pad for back pain?

Yes: Use a temperature that won't burn your skin. Not harmful to fetus. All the best. ...Read more

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Mild low back pain felt from fall/ will heating pad help?

Maybe: Heat is good for muscle tightness and spasm. Ice best for soreness and tenderness from inflammation. If it hurts to touch, ice it first, then put the heat on. Each one for only 15-20 min. Both can cause burns if used too long per session. Can repeat process several times/day. If the symptoms don't improve within a week, seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had severe lower back pain for three days now and i'm using a heating pad, it seems to help, what else can I do?

Depends on cause: Most common cause of back pain is from lumbar strain which can be treated conservatively as you are doing. If the pain continues or is severe, you should get an evaluation by a healthcare professional. The treatment ultimately depends on the cause of your back pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get lower back pain with my cramps. I don't have a heating pad , but I have icy hot. Will it help?

I get lower back pain with my cramps. I don't have a heating pad , but I  have icy hot. Will it help?

Probably: Yes Ashley, please try it. It may help because it is essentially an attempt to divert the resources of your nervous system so that it sends temperature signals (either heat or cold) rather than pain during cramps. So try it, it may help. ...Read more

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What could cause lower back pain thats worse on the right side and also causes pain towards the hip area? Icy hot and heating pad no help.

Back pain: Many possible causes as simple as a back strain or as much complicated ones such as spine patology of the lumbar spine produced by degenerative disc disease, arthitis of the facet joints, bulging disc, spondylolysthesis with or without spondylolysis, olso extra articular spine pathology such as kidney pathology:kidney stones, enlarged kidneys and olso diseases of the vessels such as dilatation of the a. ...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


Dr. Andrew Doe
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Heating Pad (Definition)

Heat can ease muscle pain. Be careful not to overheat ...Read more