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How Do You Relieve 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
Most of back pain: Can get better if you stay active, avoid positions and activities that may increase or cause back pain.Hen you no longer have acute pain, you may be ready for gentle strengthening exercises for your stomach, back, and legs, and perhaps for some stretching exercises. Exercise may not only help decrease low back pain, but it may also help you recover faster, prevent prevent reinjury to your back. ...Read more
Low back pain: Staying fit is usually very helpful. If you are overweight, lose weight. Start regular exercises and stay active. Avoid prolonged sitting (follow a rule of 10/10 - standup for at least 10 sec every 10 min). Back muscles when toned up, are very helpful to the spine. Swimming regularly provides a low impact very effective exercise. ...Read more
Home remedy: Avoid heavy lifting, stooping, and strenuous activities but continue normal daily activity. It's important not to sit and lay around all day. Heat or ice can help as well as Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen). If pain persists for more than 1 month, you need to go see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side effects of using kenalog (triamcinolone) injections to relieve lower back pain?
Usually minimal if: Usually none/minimal unless diabetic (elevate blood sugars) or have been on steroids chronically affecting horomonal balance. Local soreness or flush sensation/redness of skin can occur. Rarely, aseptic necrosis of bone can occur. Fat necrosis at local site of injection as well is possible or local nerve injury. Via epidural route, possible spinal headache or aseptic or chemical meningitis. ...Read more
L4-5 laminectomy 2yrs ago. Now disc bulging, severe back pain, was told symptoms does not relieve lower back pain, only the leg pain. Is this true? Pain=8
What otc/natural medications will relieve lower back pain and severe leg cramps nsaids and anything that causes bleeding is not an option. Cannot be stuck with needles or have cortisone shots. Absolutely miserable, have bad discs and arthritic hips. Can
I : I would recommend seeing a naturopathic doctor. These medications/treatments are not commonly done by spine doctors or surgeons. Good luck! ...Read more
Multifactorial: Chronic low back pain requires a multifactorial approach. Eliminating stress, incorporating yoga or swimming into your exercise regime, having an osteopathic or chiropractic adjustment, exploring acupuncture are just a few things i would recommend. Of course you should be informed by a specialist as to your diagnosis, usually through having an MRI to eliminate any extreme dangerous condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
OTC Medication: Trial a combination of Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg four times a day and Naproxen as directed. If you've had it for some time, find a doctor who does 'trigger point injections' and sacroiliac ligament injections. If not improved with those, an MRI might be ordered to see if there is disk disease. Spinal manipulation by an Osteopath (DO) can help and they can also perform the injections and refer for MRI. ...Read more
Depends: If this is new, especially if it's related to a fall or trauma, then you need to be seen by your doctor or the er right away. If this is a chronic problem, then the most effective therapies are intense exercise daily, core strengthening, hamstring flexibility, and a healthy anti-inflammatory diet. Occasionally a change in footwear or your mattress can help too. ...Read more
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