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How To Treat A Lower Back Spasm
Time, heat, rest and: Otc medication like tylenol (acetaminophen) as well as nsaids if no medical reasons not to use them . Massage may help as can acupuncture. Otherwise , if there is no resolution after a few days, then you may need an evaluation for a diagnosis and treatment specific to that diagnosis (like a diac herniation) with possible pt, medication, injections. Tens unit, etc. ...Read more
Conservative care: Often times, conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications will work. It would also be reasonable to try massage, ice or heat, or over the counter creams such as aspercreme or capsaicin creme. See a physician if your symptoms do not improve - an MRI may be needed for further evaluation. ...Read more
Stretch !: Stretching our back and joints is important, just standing and stretching every so often will help. Proper "restorative sleep" , hydration, wight control and ergonomic measures at work and home will help. Progressive symptoms, leg weakness and changes in bladder or bowel habits must be evaluated ! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lifting injuries: Neck or back pain that starts with a lifting event usually suggests poor technique. Reaching away from the body, then bending/twisting while lifting is asking for problems. If pain is recent, in the midline, and getting better, then nothing to do. Rest, ice, otc pain meds, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if no better, but requires md prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
However is : Comfortable generally avoiding sleeping on your stomach for neck or back issues. Some prefer having a pillow under their knees or a large pillow to use and hold if lying on either side with a relatively flat pillow to support the head keeping it in line with the shoulders. Use of otc medication if no medical reasons not to use them can help. If symptoms persist or worsen, see a physician. ...Read more
Depend upon location: You need first to stablish the ethiology of the muscle pain are you taking statins, are you overusing it? And is that is the case you need a cool downd period following by streching eexercises.Need to know which muscle is involved and where in your body is the pain located at.Different muscle groups have different ethiologies for the pain and different treatments. ...Read more
Lower abdominal pain: By definition, lower abdominal pain means pain below the umbilicus. This means that the pain stems from any organ or structure below the umbilicus. There is a broad differential diagnosis for lower abdominal pain and i advise you to have your symptoms checked by your primary physician to set a plan of action to identify and treat the soarce of your pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteopathic Doctor: If conventional examinations haven't found the cause or conventional treatments haven't relieved the pain, consider an evaluation by an osteopathic physician, especially one who specializes in hands-on diagnosis and osteopathic manipulation. They can often find the cause and/or treat it when others can't. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation: Chemical burns from use of relaxers for hair straightening are not unusual. The treatment really depends on the extent of the burn and the type of symptoms you are having. Application of a topical antibiotic helps prevent the development of a secondary infection but you should see your physician to determine if any other treatment is needed. ...Read more
Stretching, modality: Learning a good stretching regimine for your back is the foundation of good back health. Also making sure you have good back support when you sit and good shock absorbing shoes. Use of modalities such as ice, heat or electrical stimuation therapy (tens) are also helpful. ...Read more
I have lower back pain and it is up to spine and right leg muscle too and muscle spasm and also some gastrointestinal issue i want help to cure it?
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