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How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

Walk around hourly: Get up and walk around once an hour put your feet on something to raise your knees dont use the overhead compartment. ...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


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How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

Back pain and flight: Prolonged sitting leads to increased pressure within the disc (even more so if someone is sloucing - which is what happens in an airplane seat). Someone with a partially damaged disc can have increased back pain. Another reason is muscle stiffness which can happen in any position if it is prolonged, in a back pain patient these muscles are usually painful to start with and can become more painful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could treat lower back pain while in the military?

Can you tell me how I could treat lower back pain while in the military?

Stay fit: strong core; keep weight down; good shoes; elevated feet; balance weight on bakcpack; try otc glucosamine and chondrotin ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the back pain caused from an epidural?

What can I do to ease the back pain caused from an epidural?

Heat, Meds: Mild back discomfort after an epidural block is not uncommon and is self-limited. Warm compresses, a heating pad, or mild analgesics....If not contraindicated...(ibuprofen, asa, etc.) may help. It's best, however, to speak with your provider and find out if there were any unusual problems during the procedure or further needed work-up. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat knee pain quickly after using the elliptical?

What can I do to treat knee pain quickly after using the elliptical?

A day of rest: Stretching and rest for 24-48 hours will help. Nsaids, if your medical condition permits, can also provide relief and help with inflammation. ...Read more

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Will flying on a plane hurt sacroilliac fracture and tro hip bursitis? Also suffer with DVT will flying make it worse and what can I do to help easeit

Will flying on a plane hurt sacroilliac fracture and tro hip bursitis? Also suffer with DVT will flying make it worse and what can I do to help easeit

Yes: For sacroiliac fracture, depends on the completeness of healing. For bursitis, the travel probably exacerbates rather than causes it. Therefore, preventative treatment of the bursitis would likely solve that problem. With respect to dvt, support hose and getting up and walking up and down the aisles every 30 minutes would help. Medication should also be explored to reduce the risk. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from an injured back?

What can I do to relieve the pain from an injured back?

Depends on cause: It is important to stress not all "back pain" is the same and wont respond to treatments the same. Up to 85% of us adults will experience "back pain" in their lifetimes. The key to formulating a treatment plan is find the causes of your specific back pain.Once that is accomplished treatments may range from therapy/exercise, meds, various injections, manipulation, bracing, or surgery.Get evaluated! ...Read more

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Will flying on a plane hurt sacroilliac fracture and tro hip bursitis? Also suffer DVT will this effect flying with fracture what can I do to ease it?

Will flying on a plane hurt sacroilliac fracture and tro hip bursitis? Also suffer DVT will this effect flying with fracture what can I do to ease it?

Maybe: First get clearance from your doctor. Ask airline for help getting on plane with wheelchair. Fly first class for more leg room. Take appropriate cushions/pillows for comfort. Take your anticoagulation treatment for the dvt, and wear at least 20-30 mm hg thigh length compression hose. Take your analgesic med prior flying. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth pain go away and come back again? What can help the pain when you go to bed? And what the bad way to help pain? Just want to know???

Can wisdom teeth pain go away and come back again? What can help the pain when you  go to bed? And what the bad way to help pain? Just want to know???

Yes. Oral surgeon: Yes, it can come and go, but the underlying problem still exists. See the wisdom tooth expert. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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How to relieve knee pain after injuring and how to get up from a squatting position?

How to relieve knee pain after injuring and how to get up from a squatting position?

Knee: Relieving knee pain after injury is multifactorial. A proper diagnosis is necessary: acute vs. Chronic/overuse as the treatment may be entirely different. A locked knee with a torn and dislodged meniscus may require arthroscopic surgery. Anterior knee pain from going up and down stairs usually responds to physical therapy. ...Read more

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How can you relieve neck pain after sleeping on it wrong?

How can you relieve neck pain after sleeping on it wrong?

Crick in the neck: Pain after sleeping is not uncommon. The location of the problem: facet, disk, muscle, likely determines what causes the pain to start. Try to find out what bothers this, then avoid. Try sleeping with a roll beneath the neck. If that doesn't work, a pillow that flexes the neck a bit more. If unsuccessful, try sleeping on the side. To relieve symptoms, nsaid's, heat/ice, salonpas hot patch, stretch. ...Read more

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What to do if you get a bursitis on the knee, how to reduce the pain, before my mri.

What to do if you get a bursitis on the knee, how to reduce the pain, before my mri.

Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) -: For the pain and swelling would help. Resting the knee in a knee immobilizer would be helpful. Not kneeling on it would be very important not to have it come back again & again. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep the compression fracture from getting worse?

What can I do to keep the compression fracture from getting worse?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from a knee injury?

What can I do to relieve the pain from a knee injury?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day,. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication as well. ...Read more

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How can I stop the pain of a toothache/ infection until i can afford to go to the dentist ?

OTC pain meds..: ... Will help, but only for so long. The longer you wait, the worse and more expensive the treatment will get. If you are infected, then the tooth will need root canal therapy and a crown if it can be saved. By waiting, the tooth will decay more, it will be extracted, and an implant/post/crown will cost more than restoring it now. See if your dentist offers a payment plan. ...Read more

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How do you prevent back pain due to standing for long periods of time?

Stretch: There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain. The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to create core strength and loose weight. I also suggest daily stretching and core strength exercises. You can find these exercises at: http://harvardneurosurgeon.Com/pt2.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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