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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Chronic Back Pain (Definition)

Chronic back pain is pain that lasts for more than 3 months. Chronic back pain has usually not responded to conservative measures. Other treatment options include ...Read more


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How can I remedy my chronic back pain and spasms?

How can I remedy my chronic back pain and spasms?

Get a diagnosis : Chronic back pain in a middle-aged person is most likely due to an underlying musculoskeletal pathology. A long list of things can cause this problem which makes it important to consult your doctor to obtain a proper diagnosis. Regardless of the diagnosis, effective treatment is likely available. Simply treating your symptoms blindly with pain medications is not advised. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate chronic back pain?

How can I alleviate chronic back pain?

Depends on…: Cause(s) of the pain—injury, muscle spasm, disc problem, spinal stenosis, tumor, etc. Nsaids (otc or rx strength) provide pain relief & fight inflammation. Muscle relaxers can calm tight, spastic muscles as can moist heat applied to affected areas. Stretching, yoga, massage therapy, osteopathic therapy can help others. Some, however, require services of pain management specialist. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate my back pain problem?

How can I alleviate my back pain problem?

Back Pain Options: This back pain as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain from my lower back?

How can I relieve pain from my lower back?

Depend on type: A physical examination will be able to identify posture, movement patterns, muscle strength, weakness, tight muscles, etc which can play a huge role in your spine (low back) stability and function. Things that you should do anyways include: don't smoke, keep a healthy weight (bmi between 19-25), maintain good posture and ergonomics and exercise regularly. You should visit your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I relieve muscular tension and pain from my back and ribs?

How can I relieve muscular tension and pain from my back and ribs?

Muscle pain: You can apply otc analgesic cream or hot /ice patch. Can take ibuprofen. But first you have to find out the cause of pain. Is it just the sports activity or something else ?See your doctor. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have chronic prostatitis with neck, leg and back pain. What can I do for the pain?

I have chronic prostatitis with neck, leg and back pain. What can I do for the pain?

Back pain; prostate: Is your prostate just enlarged, or have u been diagnosed with prostate cancer? If the prostate is just enlarged/chronically inflamed, treating those conditions will help alleviate pain. If cancer that has spread, an oncologist can offer options for treatment & pain relief. So, need to see urologist or oncologist depending on situation. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve back pain? My back keeps having spasms and it's extremely painful to sleep/walk.

What can I do to relieve back pain? My back keeps having spasms and it's extremely painful to sleep/walk.

Instability: Un unstable back due to prior injury will no always heal on its own. '' prolotherapy doctors can identify the areas causing the pain and treat them to foroce healing. Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for education and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I prevent persistent muscle pain in my back?

How can I prevent persistent muscle pain in my back?

Stay active: Daily stretching along with a physical fitness program is essential to preventing recurrent back pain. If need be anti-inflammatory medications such as advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin will help. ...Read more

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How do I relieve severe back pain and cramps due to my period?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate severe back pain?

How can I alleviate severe back pain?

Stretch: There are many causes of low back pain. Usually acute back or hip pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from upper back muscle pain?

How can I get relief from  upper back muscle pain?

Several things: You could try applying heat or cold (experiment; just don't overdo to avoid burn or frostbite). Over the counter pain relievers may help (follow package instructions and warnings). Stretching and muscle strengthening can also help; you may need to see a therapist or trainer. If simple measures fail, see your primary care provider for exam and options. ...Read more

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How can I mange my back pain with out pain meds?

PT: My advise is to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist to evaluate your condition. Then appropriate exercises are generally all that is neede, including emphasis on core strength and avoiding improper straining activities that may exacerbate back pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I treat my upper back pain after strain from weightlifting?

Depends: It depends in part on the length and severity of the pain as well as the underlying cause. Many simple cases are treated with rest and medications, more involved cases are often treatd with physical therapy or chiropractic. Imaging the spine to aid in the diagnosis is oftened used for potentially more aggressive options. Thank you. ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve my lower back stiffness?

What can I use to relieve my lower back stiffness?

Stretch & ezercise: For most, simple stretching and exercise auffices. Heat can help as can some over the counter remedies and medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprophen or naproxen. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain in my back and legs?

How can I relieve the pain in my back and legs?

See adoctor: You need a diagnosis to find out where the pain is coming from and then figure out how to get rid of the cause of the problem./. ...Read more

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I had possible meolitis and now suffer leg muscle and tendon pain. How can I relieve the pain?

I had possible meolitis and now suffer leg muscle and tendon pain. How can I relieve the pain?

Baclofen may help: If you had myelitis, you could have residual weakness and spasticity--need to be examined to ckeck you have spasticity--how is you urination?Urgency, frequency?--of course there is plenty of causes of muscle and tendon pain from tendinitis to radiculopathy among others. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain in my lower back or lumbago?

How can I relieve the pain in my lower back or lumbago?

Core strengthening: The best thing for low back pain (assuming no structural problems) is to strengthen your core. This means sit ups, crunches and other abdominal and back-muscle exercises. There are tonnes of good work outs available online these days. Better yet find a work out buddy who can help to motivate you. Just make sure to check with your doc before starting any new exercise program. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate lower back pain?

How can I alleviate lower back pain?

See below: Lose weight if overweight. Use proper lifting techniques (legs not back; don't lift & twist: turn whole body). Try otc NSAID for pain/inflammation. Stretching. If not enough, see doc for rx pain med & muscle relaxer. Give time for different combo's. Still not enough: see pain management physician. Pool exercises usually well tolerated by back pts. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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