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How can I alleviate a sore back?

How can I alleviate a sore back?

Depends on reason: So many causes of sore back. If it's a long standing low back issue then laying on your back on the floor with your legs on sofa helps with small movement of bringing your tail bone to your belly button works. A great physical therapist working on your core is best with some ibuprofen. Yoga/pilates is a great starting point. If you have pain that radiates or incapacitates you, see your doc. ...Read more

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What can I do to help soothe a sore throat?

What can I do to help soothe a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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How to treat a sore back and hips from lifing?

How to treat a sore back and hips from lifing?

Rest/Meds: Soreness from lifting may respond to Lidoderm patches (numbs the area), physical therapy, injections, alleve, tens unit, massage, etc. Focus on resting for 2-3 days before returning to weight lifting and changing your regimen possibly using less free weights to better isolate the muscle group and place less strain on back/hip. Discuss with pcp, pain specialists or sport medicine physician. ...Read more

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How can I get help for back soreness?

How can I get help for back soreness?

See PCP: If you have back soreness that persist , i would recommend that you see your family physician to establish a correct diagnosis. Once that it established then there are many treatment options! ...Read more

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How to help a soar thoat naturally?

How to help a soar thoat naturally?

Sore throat: try to gargle salt water three times a day. this will help alleviate inflammation and irritation. Also honey helps as well to sooth the throat. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sore throat without going to the doctor?

How can I cure a sore throat without going to the doctor?

Rest,gargles: Your are correct in that most "sore throats" are viral and self limited but the few that are "streptococcal" and dangerous make our life as dr's a walk on the edge.See your dr. And make us more comfortable. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good way to help heal a really sore shin?

Can you recommend a good way to help heal a really sore shin?

SImple means: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more

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What can I take to help a sore tongue and throat?

What can I take to help a sore tongue and throat?

Nsaids1st answer An: Nsaids1st answer antiinflamitories and gargle with warm saline. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to relieve pain from a canker sore?

Can you tell me how to relieve pain from a canker sore?

Canker sores : is very common after tooth extraction. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days for soft tissue laser treatment. ...Read more

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How to help my sore throat?

How to help my sore throat?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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How to relive a sore throat naturally?

How to relive a sore throat naturally?

Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more

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How to prevent a sore back after stretching?

How to prevent a sore back after stretching?

Stretching correctly: Stretching should help you feel better. If your back is sore after stretching you may not be doing stretches that are good for your back or you may not be stretching correctly. Get bob anderson's book, stretching, for good instructions. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain from a sore heel?

What can I do to alleviate pain from a sore heel?

Ice it: Try antiinflammatories, wear a night splint and an arch support, stretch. Seek podiatric consult if the above are not working for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can relieve a lump in your throat?

Can you tell me how i can relieve a lump in your throat?

Need more informatio: Is this something you see, or just feel. Duration? Other symptoms like painful or difficult swallowing? It may be normal (look up globus), or a problem. Best solution is to see an ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long can a tension headache last? And how can I prevent it? What exercises can I do to help it go away?

How long can a tension headache last? And how can I prevent it? What exercises can I do to help it go away?

Tesnion headache: Headaches from neck tension usually resolve with rest or otc medication. They result from muscle tension in the neck and shoulders and can be prevented by stretching, ice, heat and massage. Yoga may help. ...Read more

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How can I help a sore throat without medicine?

How can I help a sore throat without medicine?

Sore throat: There are quite a few things that can be done for sore throats short of an rx. The first and easiest thing to do is gargle. Most people find gargling with a warm salt water is effective. You can take vitamins with antioxidant properties, like vit c and e. Some herbal teas have been helpful, like camomile, lemon and honey. Even chicken soup has shown benefit. Increasing fluid intake, too. ...Read more

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How to help a friend with severe back pain?

How to help a friend with severe back pain?

Doctor time: Can you get them to see a doctor ? Lots of conditions cause severe back pain. You can tell them it was my idea. ( sometimes it helps if you tell them you asked a neurologist what to do). ...Read more

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What can I do to ease a back ache without going to the chiropractor?

What can I do to ease a back ache without going to the chiropractor?

Lifestyle adjustment: Assuming it is typical back ache, not associated with more serious issues like urinary tract infection, treatment includes regular exercise, not smoking, a good night's sleep, weight control and simple things like heat applications as well as avoiding prolonged sedentary positions. One can use some over the counter medications if no medical reasons that would prevent there use such as tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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How long should a cold last for? Also need tips on ways to help me sleep?

How long should a cold last for? Also need tips on ways to help me sleep?

Relaxation Tech: Colds should last 7-10 if symptoms persist call your physician. There are many relaxation techniques available. My favorite is to tense and then relax sections of your body. Start with your toes, ankles, calves, thighs, bottom back, chest, shoulder, neck, face, top of head. You get the idea now revere. Go back and forth. With some practice you will have waves going up and down your body. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate a sore heel from running?

What can I do to alleviate a sore heel from running?

Get a heel cushion: Buy the heel cushion or get an orthotics, meanwhile, antiinflamatories like Ibuprofen , ice, foot soaks in epsom salt and foot massage may help. ...Read more

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How to help a sore upper back, shoulders and neck? I sit and work at laptop all day.

How to help a sore upper back, shoulders and neck? I sit and work at laptop all day.

Use a standing desk: Recent studies show that it may be better for your posture to stand rather than sit at a desk. Also standing may make you live longer. Check out the following links: (www.Wired.Com/gadgetlab/2012/05/ditch-your-office-chair-for-a-new-standing-desk/) and (www.Lifehacker.Com/5735528/why-and-how-i-switched-to-a-standing-desk). ...Read more

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How can I get help for back soreness?

See PCP: If you have back soreness that persist , i would recommend that you see your family physician to establish a correct diagnosis. Once that it established then there are many treatment options! ...Read more

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How can I treat my sore back?

Check out: You have to know what is the cuase for the sore back befor you could start the treatment.Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sore back?

What can I do for a sore back?

Supportive care: Rest, avoiding heavy lifting and excessive twisting can help. Ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatories are often helpful. Heat or ice may help as well. Gentle stretching and strengthening exercises for the core back mucles can help as well. It may take several days to week for a sore back to be relieved. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate a sore back?

Depends on reason: So many causes of sore back. If it's a long standing low back issue then laying on your back on the floor with your legs on sofa helps with small movement of bringing your tail bone to your belly button works. A great physical therapist working on your core is best with some ibuprofen. Yoga/pilates is a great starting point. If you have pain that radiates or incapacitates you, see your doc. ...Read more

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How can one fix a really sore back?

How can one fix a really sore back?

Most are self limit: Most just get better with time, activity modification and heat or hot showers combined with light exercise and cardiovascular exercise. Otc medication can help as can life style changes like weight control, regular exercise and avoiding smoking. Good sleeping habits and a good mattress make a difference .Make sure you have good vitamin d intake and calcium intake. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve my sore back?

What can I do to relieve my sore back?

Exercise: Flexibility & strengthening exercises. Good posture, good mattress. ...Read more

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How do you get a fix a really sore back?

SEE PCP: First we cannot"fix" a sore back. We are able to provide treatment that may lessen your pain or completely relieve your pain. It all first begin with a proper diagnosis. See your pcp and get started now toward relief and good health. ...Read more

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Should I work out with light weights if sore back?

Should I work out with light weights if sore back?

Opposed to what?: Best to let back heal before engaging in work-out, but it's not prohibited. Light weights better than heavy weights. ...Read more

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I'm taking care of my sore back. What should I do?

Knowing more: Best to first have reason for sore back assessed. Typically if nothing worrisome found in interview and on exam, then a course of physical therapy will be recommended, sometimes with use of simple analgesics (otc). Getting a lifelong good home exercise program, choosing healthy foods, and addressing chronic stress are always useful for back issues, but check out reason first. ...Read more

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Should i go to emergency for stiff and very sore back?

Should i go to emergency for stiff and very sore back?

You could, but see--: Ing your own pcp would be better, who can examine you and run some tests ; to start treatment. If no better can refer you on to an orthopod. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep getting very sore back pains. What should I do?

I keep getting very sore back pains. What should I do?

First find reason : For the pain there. In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well . If the pain is getting worse or persisting over time and is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start the appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had sore back for few days think might have done something?

Had sore back for few days think might have done something?

Lumbago: You can have strained a muscle or twisted wrong etc. Give it time to get better and if not better in 4 weeks, I would then say reasonable to see your Dr. If you have burning with urination or fever, make sure you do not have a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I have a sore back and it's been about 2 weeks and getting worse help!

I have a sore back and it's been about 2 weeks and getting worse help!

Possible: Origins of low back pain are multi-factorials, including degenerative changes in the discs and joints from the lumbosacral spine, hips, as well as myofascial pain syndrome including trigger points from piriformis muscles. Pain in the back after walking requiring rest can be symptom of claudication (neurogenic and vascular), resulting from spinal stenosis or peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more

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Please help! I am having sore back pains, should I worry if it's only been a day?

Please help! I am having sore back pains, should I worry if it's only been a day?

Treat conservatively: Back pain in a 34 year old is most likely from muscle strain. This will improve over time and with medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen as well as using a heat pad. If there is any leg weakness or bowel or bladder control problems you need to see your doctor as it might be something more seriously. If the pain does not improve, you should also see your doctor. ...Read more

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I wake up in the morning with a very sore back. Is there anything i can do about this?

I wake up in the morning with a very sore back. Is there anything i can do about this?

Rarely if only AM: Am pain upon arising is usually just related to some degenerative changes that cause some muscular tightness that usually resolves once up & about but may be an early warning of things to come if not proactive in terms of regular exercise including stretching, core strengthening and cardiovascular routines. Weight control is important as is cessation of smoking if you have this habit. ...Read more

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I am a PSW, and for a while now I have a sore back only on the right side middle area. I've had tons of massages and that won't work? What should I do

I am a PSW, and for a while now I have a sore back only on the right side middle area. I've had tons of massages and that won't work? What should I do

Doctor can evaluate: A back problem that doesn't go away should be evaluated by a primary care doctor, who might refer one to a physical therapist, orthopedic spine doctor, or physical medicine doctor (PM&R) for further treatment. If work related, the pain could be due to repetitive motions. One should show the doctor what motions cause pain, what relieves pain, what medicines have been tried, any past injuries, etc. ...Read more

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Can magnesium help me with sore back?

Can magnesium help me with sore back?

Unclear: There are at best limited studies showing a definitive effect with magnesium for back pain. Moreover, the consistency of the formulation is poor, and thus it isn't at all clear whether taking something today is equivalent to that purchased tomorrow. Please discuss taking pain medications with your doctor that have data supporting use in your particular issue. ...Read more

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How can I sleep with a freaking sore back ?

How can I sleep with a freaking sore back ?

Change positions: You might want to experiment with changing the position that you sleep in. You may also want to experiment with different pillows. Pain from sleeping in an abnormal position will usually improve on its own, but you will need to visit your physician if you continue to have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How to prevent a sore back after stretching?

Stretching correctly: Stretching should help you feel better. If your back is sore after stretching you may not be doing stretches that are good for your back or you may not be stretching correctly. Get bob anderson's book, stretching, for good instructions. ...Read more