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How Can I Get Rid Of Temporary Lower Back Pain
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
How do I get rid of or manage chronic lower back pain, and its more so on my left side. The left side hurts more then the right.?
Activity, OTC meds: Chronic back pain is a very common complaint. Most is due to muscle strain or sometimes minor disc problems. As a start, otc meds like Ibuprofen and usual activities are best. Physical therapy, massage, short courses of muscle relaxants are helpful in some cases. There is little value to any imaging early on in most back pain. Narcotics are essentially never indicated. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise for back: Low back pain is a very common symptom due to several issues. Strengthening the back as well as abdominal muscles provides better support to the spine aquatics are the best exercises. Swimming is good but even walking in water about neck deep can provide significant relief. Exercises should be mild and aerobic in nature to avoid further damage to the spine. ...Read more
Low back pain: Work on strengthening your core muscles (low back and abdomen) through a low impact routine. Stretching is very important and can include traction, knees to chest, pelvic tilts, etc. A medicine ball is a good tool. These exercises can be guided by a therapist or chiropractor with other modalities as well. More aggressive options include cortisone injections. See your doctor for advice. ...Read more
It will go away.: Most back pain especially for a young person like you is self-limiting and will heal itself. But just like any injury in any other part of the body, you must give it time and take care of it. Avoid activity that hurts your back, take over-the-counter pain medications as needed, ice or heat, and don't lay in bed all day. If pain persists for more than a week or is very bad, go see your physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend: Lower back pain has variety of causes. Does it come and go type of pain or persistent dull aching? Does it relate to the menstrual cycle? Without specific and physical examination, it is difficult to guess what it is. If the pain comes and go, you may try high fiber diet and avoid gassy food such as lettuce, beans or dairy products. If persistent, shouild see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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