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How To Help A Sore Back
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
Exercise : Need to be more proactive in terms of daily exercise program in terms of flexibility & cardio along with core strengthening while limiting prolonged sitting which generates 4 times body weight across the discs of the lower back. It suggests this is a disc problem . If a smoker stop and if overweight, lose some pounds. You can try otc meds if no medical reasons not to and if persists, see pcp. ...Read more
Typically, how long a regiment of anti-inflammatory to help heal a sore back/hips caused from a backward twist with a 20lb weight in my hand?
Im looking for a physician/ doctor too sign me off for medicinal marijuana in ontario. I know it will help as I've tried before for my sore back illnes?
Cannabanoids: Any doctor prescribing this for non malignant pain would risk losing their license. "sore" back in an 18 yo is no indication for narcotic or controlled meds. If pain is so severe, you need a comprehensive exam. This is the exact problem that states like ar have tried to resolve by completely outlawing the meds for all diagnoses. This is inappropriate to even ask. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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