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How Do I Treat My 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
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
Sure: There are many reasons for lower back pain. Talk to your PCP and know the causes of pain. The treatment will depends on the cause of lower back pain. Generally bed rest, avoidance of bending of lower back, avoidance of carrying heavy weight, anti-inflammatory analgesic such as NSAIDs and physical therapy are helpful to control lower back pain ...Read more
Several ways: Be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Get adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium. Cut out any processed foods and sodas from your diet as well as refined flour. Eat more vegetables. You may need additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Back support can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Chiropractic techniques can relieve pain from restricted spinal movement, often seen in reaction to muscle strain or injury to a leg which changes your walk. A ligament injury (connecting bones, affecting stability) can worsen with chiropractic treatment and set off more muscle spasms and pain. Your response to chiropractic treatment can help guide medical treatment, if required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercises: If overweight you should loose it, otherwise try back exercises(can get from the internet)you need both streching and strenghtenig of abominal and back muscle.You may need to see a physioterapist for proper instructions.Yoga olso has help many individuals.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch !: Stretching our back and joints is important, just standing and stretching every so often will help. Proper "restorative sleep" , hydration, wight control and ergonomic measures at work and home will help. Progressive symptoms, leg weakness and changes in bladder or bowel habits must be evaluated ! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lifting injuries: Neck or back pain that starts with a lifting event usually suggests poor technique. Reaching away from the body, then bending/twisting while lifting is asking for problems. If pain is recent, in the midline, and getting better, then nothing to do. Rest, ice, otc pain meds, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if no better, but requires md prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few options: Not enough info for detailed answer, but proper diagnosis is ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment.I recommend exam by a dr. skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation.Since pain could be caused by anything from disc injury to QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumber vertebral dysfunction, etc.-someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer. ...Read more
Lower back mild pain/discomfort. I have been getting lower back pain for probably two years now. It normally lasts about one day but can last two. I don't do anything to treat it, it just goes away on its own. I would like to know what it is or what is ca
Being : Being in a sitting position for most of the day puts significant strain on your back. You indicated that you have not been physically active for several years. You are likely deconditioned due to inactivity. Recommend that you start enganging in aerobic activity again. Stretching, especially when done through an activity like yoga can help to keep you nimble and strengthen your back. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Acupuncture, a 4000 y/o technique using fine needles placed in specific regions of the body. It is unquestionably effective in china where it's been used successfully for surgical anesthesia. It works because for every pain nerve fiber, there is one that inhibits the pain. Effective pain therapy relates to cultural, societal and belief/trust factors. In some people, acupuncture will work... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more
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