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How To Treat Back Pain After Falling
See below: Opiates, in general, are not designed for use as long-term medications. Your doctor will constantly be on the look ourt for other methods of pain control. Opiates are known for habituation...You'll eventually need ever larger doses. Constipation, itching, thought disruption can also occur. Keep your doctor notified. ...Read more
Rest/ice/meds: Try resting your arm, icing your shoulder, and using medication for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the soreness. Nsaid's (ibuprofen, aleve, etc) can help with soreness and inflammation. If it resolves, return to throwing with less intensity. Add volume and intensity with common sense. Get checked by ortho doc if not better in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
Correct posture: The seated position actually places up to 6x more strain to the low back than standing. When seated, you can promote better posture by sitting at the edge of the seat, preferably with the knees lower than the hips. I also encourage patients to use a lumbar (low back) pillow to sit as if you were"pooching out" your stomach and sticking your chest out. Also, see my "back pain/strain" health guide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediately or not: Sciatica, back or leg pain can start right after a fall or be delayed days/years.Sciatica is a very generic term which means pain in the low back, butt, &/or leg which can involve muscle/piriformis spasm, SI ligament tears, lumbar nerve/disc inj. etc.A good history & phys. incl. osteopathic hands-on exam can help find cause.Care may be symptomatic or incl. manipulation/prolotherapy/surg./meds, etc ...Read more
Xray: Probably need an xray, but heat, light stretching and anti-inflammatories arte a start. ...Read more
Knee: Relieving knee pain after injury is multifactorial. A proper diagnosis is necessary: acute vs. Chronic/overuse as the treatment may be entirely different. A locked knee with a torn and dislodged meniscus may require arthroscopic surgery. Anterior knee pain from going up and down stairs usually responds to physical therapy. ...Read more
Is lower back pain( especially around sacrum) common during menses ? How to distinguish it from hip pain ?And how to relieve it .
Monthly ache: Hip pain is usually felt in the groin, so it does not sound like you are experiencing pain from your hip. Both back and muscle pain can get worse with your menstrual cycle- it is worth discussing with your pmd- with possible referral to a physiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stretch: There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain. The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to create core strength and loose weight. I also suggest daily stretching and core strength exercises. You can find these exercises at: http://harvardneurosurgeon.Com/pt2.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercises: If overweight you should loose it, otherwise try back exercises(can get from the internet)you need both streching and strenghtenig of abominal and back muscle.You may need to see a physioterapist for proper instructions.Yoga olso has help many individuals.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: By 'hip' do you mean actual hip joint (=groin pain), lateral bruising or muscle strain?Posterior hip (buttock or sacroiliac joint pain)?Pelvic crest pain?All are commonly called 'hip.'so, location is important to know, then you must define type of injury (crush, bruise, tear, fracture, etc.)a good history & physical by your doc & osteopathic hands-on exam may define the cause & lead to pain relief. ...Read more
Depends: It depends in part on the length and severity of the pain as well as the underlying cause. Many simple cases are treated with rest and medications, more involved cases are often treatd with physical therapy or chiropractic. Imaging the spine to aid in the diagnosis is oftened used for potentially more aggressive options. Thank you. ...Read more
Need to see doctor: Night time back pain is a very common complaint and is often due to accumulated activity during the day, and also because during the day we are often focused on our activities but at night all we think about is our pain. However, night pain, especially if very severe and/or causing sleeplessness, can potentially indicate serious pathology - so I do recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Crick in the neck: Pain after sleeping is not uncommon. The location of the problem: facet, disk, muscle, likely determines what causes the pain to start. Try to find out what bothers this, then avoid. Try sleeping with a roll beneath the neck. If that doesn't work, a pillow that flexes the neck a bit more. If unsuccessful, try sleeping on the side. To relieve symptoms, nsaid's, heat/ice, salonpas hot patch, stretch. ...Read more
Experiencing knees pain and lower back pain two months after C-section delivery. What could be the cause and how to remedy it?
Exercise: After pregnancy, your body has to regain its "sea legs, "again. There was a change in your pelvis during pregnancy and your center of gravity that may have affected the mechanics of your knees in terms of the patellae or kneecaps as well as your back. Rarely, an autoimmune response can be triggered by your pregnancy. Start exercising when cleared to do so to avoid an incisional hernia ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more
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