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How do I treat my lower back pain?

How do I treat my lower back pain?

Let us see: You know what is the cause of the lower back pain then we should treat it. Let me remind that treating your without medical advice is not recommended. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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


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How do I treat my lower back injury?

How do I treat my lower back injury?

Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your symptoms. While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your symptoms and return to activities gradually to prevent reinjury. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my lower back pain?

What can I do to treat my lower back pain?

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

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How do I treat my intense back pain?

How do I treat my intense back pain?

Back pain: First seek medical evaluation to determine the cause and physician can make treatment recommendation based on this. Second- talk with your physician about acupuncture. It is effective and safe for many types of back pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my lower back pain and pot belly?

What can I do to treat my lower back pain and pot belly?

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 more

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How do I manage my severe back pain?

How do I manage my severe back pain?

Physical therapy: You should be evaluated by a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor. You may benefit from postural correction exercises and physical therapy.. ...Read more

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How can I fix my lower back pain?

Might try: Make an appointment with a physical therapist, but you could also consider a visit to an osteopathic physician. You do need a diagnosis re cause, and then, treatment specific to your individual situation. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my pain on my right shoulder?

What can I do to treat my pain on my right shoulder?

Determine the cause: Find out the cause and then you will have your answer. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What do I do for lower back pain?

Depends: Most episodes of low back pain improve within1-2 weeks when treated with anti-inflammatory medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) may be a sign of more serious problems and require a physician consultation. ...Read more

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What do I do for lower back pain?

No lifting: or bending. Use OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic. Massage therapy using BioFreeze Linament,. Consult your physician for evaluation and physical therapy exercise. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage lower back pain?

Stretching: Core strenthening, heat, light stretching and anti-infklammatories are a good start. ...Read more

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How do I cure lower back pain ?

How do I cure lower back pain ?

Several ways: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Most back pain is self limiting & gets better over time. ...Read more

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What can I do about my lower back pain?

What can I do about my lower back pain?

Diagnosis : Low back pain, LBP, in middle age from various causes. Rational medical treatment relies 1st upon diagnosis & then therapy program focused on cause. Perhaps, best diagnosticians of LBP are Osteopaths; skilled at soft tissue diagnosis. 13-30% of LBP cases due to non-inflammatory sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder; many associated w. childbirth, lifting or fall injuries & Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more

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What can I do for severe lower back pain?

What can I do for severe lower back pain?

Spineuniverse.com: Look up the above address and find flexion exercises for the low back. Do these gently. Williams flexion exercises help people greatly with low back pain. See your family md for evaluation and assistance if it can't be better with conservative treatment. Try nsaids, rest, and ice or heat. ...Read more

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What can I do for my lower right jaw pain?

What can I do for my lower right jaw pain?

Determine the Cause: Once a local dentist determines the cause of your pain, then appropriate treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on right side of spine what can I do to relieve it?

Cause: need to determine cause of pain. Likely muscle strain which will hurt more with movement, but could be kidney infection which would cause typically urinary complaints or fever, could be early appendicitis too but would think would have pain in front right too. Other possible is shingles which would eventually result in a rash. ...Read more

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How should I ease my lower back pain?

How should I ease my lower back pain?

Get a diagnosis: The more specific the diagnosis the better we can advise. Structural damage to the spine often requires more complex treatments compared to simple strains/ sprains which can respond to therapy or medications. ...Read more

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How do I relieve my back pain while working?

Depends on type of: This does depend on your type of work and on your physical condition as well as what type and degree of pain you are experiencing. Lifestyle also may play a role in terms of your weight control & whether you smoke. The conditions in which you work and the mechanics of how you perform your work is also a factor. Therefore, you should seek an evaluation to get the correct information and advice. ...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

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How do I treat my lower back pain?

Let us see: You know what is the cause of the lower back pain then we should treat it. Let me remind that treating your without medical advice is not recommended. Thank you. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my lower back pain?

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

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Can you tell me how I could treat my lower back pain ?

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

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What can I do to treat my lower back pain and pot belly?

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 more

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Can the Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack treat my lower back pain?

Probably not: It may help transiently but typically not very effective for low back pain alone. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor treat my lower back pain if it's caused by ligament strain or muscle strain?

Can a chiropractor treat my lower back pain if it's caused by ligament strain or muscle strain?

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 more

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How is lower back pain treated?

How is lower back pain treated?

Many ways it depend: Treatment could range from Motrin for the minor cases physical therapy, exercise program, work adjustment , restriction of certain activities, injections of steroids, manipulations and all different kind of surgeries. ...Read more

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What exercises help treat lower back pain?

What exercises help treat lower back pain?

Core: Core excercises are very good for low back pain. There are several examples of "core exercises" on the internet. Your physical therapist should also be able to show you examples. It is also important to stay flexible with emphasis on stretching your hamstrings. ...Read more

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How can I treat lower back pain without medicine?

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 more

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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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How to treat lower back pain?

How to treat lower back pain?

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 more

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What's the best way to treat lower back pain if you're a weightlifter?

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 more

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How can I treat my severe lower back pain? It's so painful that I can't walk.

How can I treat my severe lower back pain? It's so painful that I can't walk.

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

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I am experiencing lower back pain around the dimple region. How to treat this?

I am experiencing lower back pain around the dimple region. How to treat this?

Medication or: Injection of steroids. This problem usually related to local inflammation of the soft tissue or the fat in that area. (anti-inflammatory). ...Read more

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Lower back pain around the center spinal. What does this mean and how can I treat it?

Depends: There are a number of different causes of back pain. Usually rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications will offer relief. If the pain is severe or limits your function, i would see a spine specialist for a more accurate diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can acupuncture treat lower back pain?

Can acupuncture treat lower back pain?

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 more

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How to treat lower back pain, spinal manipulate?

See below: There are many ways to treat low back pain. Manipulation by a chiropractor or osteopath is an option. Physical therapy is worth a try. Try heat and otc nsaids. You could also see a pain specialist who may be able to offer treatment. ...Read more

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My lower back pain is causing me to have a stiff leg. What can I do to treat this?

My lower back pain is causing me to have a stiff leg. What can I do to treat this?

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

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. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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