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How Long Does Back Pain Associated With Sciatica Last
75% better 3 months: Most people get better between 2 to 12 weeks from the onset of their extremity pain. This is about 75% without any surgery & does not depend on any one type of treatment or any at all. The rest get better up to one year with about 10% needing surgery with appropriately indicated surgeries doing well 90% as long as they are non smokers, not obese & not diabetic. Those in shape do best in all ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I can not sit for a long time because i often suffer from low back pain. I can only sit in the last 45 minutes. Why it happen?
Yes: When sitting the nerves can get pinched from herniated discs and result in the numbness. If it bothers you especially with pain and not just the numbness, you may want to see a spine specialist to see if there is anything that can be done. Numbness in those positions probably only need core strengthening exercise therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between toradol and tramadol injections for low back pain? How long does that injection last for any relief? Please help
NSAIDS vs Opioid : Toradol is an anti-inflammatory medication producing analgesia, used for acute (recent) pains, can't be used for over 5 days. Half life (when quantity falls by half from beginning of intake) aboit 5 hrs. Tramadol is in the opioid family, binds to mu receptor, inhibits norepinephrine/ serotonin reuptake producing analgesia, half life is about 8 hrs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son's doctor recommended a dorsal column stimulator for his low back pain. How long do they last and how affective are they?
Variable: A dorsal column stimulator can help in cases of back and leg pain that have poorly responded to advanced treatments such as surgery. If a temporary trial of stimulation demonstrates coverage of the pain regions, then a permanent implant should give good long term relief. They can last for years, but may need reprogramming at different times during treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thigh/back pain after workout & dancing lasted for 2 weeks then stopped, started again after lots of walking at work compartment syndrome, sciatica?
Lower back pain since 2008. chiro. helped with sciatica. can't ease the chronic lower spine pain for longer than 5 days. when should I seek more help?
After having a discectomy last year I am still getting sciatica and back pain. I ve had a nerve block but still get pain abs worse with a full bladder
Speak with Surgeon: Recommend speaking with surgeon to discuss your pain issues. While pain may be normal after surgery, sometimes when pain increases above normal status, then evaluation may be needed to make sure no complications has arisen. Otherwise seeing pain/spine specialist may provide more answers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mri shows herniated lumbar disc but no back pain only sciatica. Esi only lasted a few days. Chiro recommends discectomy. Any non-surgical options?
Non-surg back option: Physical therapy can benefit even long-term degenerative disc disease sufferers, aimed at muscle relaxation then equilibration, opening intervertebral disc spaces for discs to return to their normal shape, and physical pain relief. Tens units & licensed massage therapy help pain without side effects. Swimming helps strengthen back muscles without jarring or grinding down discs. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes - 2-4 Weeks: Low-back pain can result from a variety of conditions. The most common reasons are muscular sprains and strains which take about 2-4 weeks to heal. Many other things (such as urinary tract infections, hip arthritis, tumors, ovarian issues, etc). Can cause back pain as well so if it persists, seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause!: All back pain is not the same back pain. Different causes of back pain can be exacerbated by different actions/situations/movements. Low back pain with prolonged sitting may imply an intervertebral disc problem. However a formal evaluation by a back pain specialist is a great way to find the exact source of the back pain. Call your local pain physician, spine physician, or physiatrist! ...Read more
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