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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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Is there any real benefit to having a mattress, like a sleep number bed, for people with severe lower back pain?

Is there any real benefit to having a mattress, like a sleep number bed, for people with severe lower back pain?

Go for comfort: With low back pain, it is all about what feels good to your back. Some people want soft, others want firm. Some want inner-springs, other want water beds. If the sleep number bed works for you and your back feels better sleeping on it, then go for it. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for over 6 weeks. Seeked medical attention and still not resolved. I'm a completely health person and one day i woke up from a new bed with horrible backpains. I've done light stretching, resting, sleep on hard flat surfaces, someone even

Lower back pain for over 6 weeks. Seeked medical attention and still not resolved. I'm a completely health person and one day i woke up from a new bed with horrible backpains. I've done light stretching, resting, sleep on hard flat surfaces, someone even

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The back pains might improve with heat pads, exercise, massage. Since your pain is persistent, for over six weeks and you already seek medical attention, you should talk to your doctor for possible x-ray/mri tests or a referral for pain specialist. ...Read more

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Im 25, workout for 5 years. Sleep on old mattress, recently been having lower back pain, hard to bend. My left chest stings from time to time, why?

Im 25, workout for 5 years.  Sleep on old mattress,  recently been having lower back pain, hard to bend. My left chest stings from time to time, why?

Nonspecific : Low back pain is very common, and usually related to muscle-spine problems that aren't dangerous. Stinging in the left chest doesn't point to a single diagnosis. Try things like stretching or yoga. Consider changing your mattress. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Prescribed 16 days prednisolone for lower back pain/inflammation tapering (20 ml-5ml). On day 2 @10ml. OK to take Xanax (alprazolam) in day & valium to sleep?

Prescribed 16 days prednisolone for lower back pain/inflammation tapering (20 ml-5ml). On day 2 @10ml. OK to take Xanax (alprazolam) in day & valium to sleep?

Steroids: Would keep you awake, avoid taking them in late afternoon or evening unless prescribed to do so, as for the xanax (alprazolam) and Valium, use only one as prescribed, please don't combine, would lead to CNS depression and psychomotor impairment ...Read more

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How can you sleep while experiencing lower back pain?

How can you sleep while experiencing lower back pain?

Back pain: Take an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen before sleep. A heating pad is also very effective. Try a light massage of the area before lying down to sleep to loosen the muscles. Topical patches such as icyhot and creams such as bengay are also helpful. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain and can't sleep properly.. Could it be serious?

Yes and no: 70% of our population will develop low back pain at one point in their life. However if your pain is ongoing and unremitting and i would recommend seeing your orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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