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I Have Scoliosis What Can I Do About Constant Back Aches
Depends: The simple things are aerobic exercise (heart rate over 100 for at least 30 minutes 3 times a week), core exercise (strengthen tummy and back muscles), over the counter pain medications (pay attention to the warnings on the package; all meds have risks). If simple measures fail, talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteopath: 51 y with chronic "neck, back & hip pain". No mention of acute or repetitive mechanical injuries. This constellation of symptoms is often seen in cases of fibromyalgia (FM). FM seems to have multiple vectors of injury, which vary from one sufferer to the other. Rheumatologists are skillful at discerning this diagnosis. Osteopaths are skillful at discovering attendant soft tissue pain generators. ...Read more
I am experiencing severe back pain and neck strain I have klippel feil and scoliosis what can I do about the pain?
Many things: First of all do you know why you have chronic back pain? What diagnostic tests have you had? What treatment have you had? How severe is it? Then i can better answer your question. In general you could try physical therapy, standard analgesics (unless there is any contraindication) or muscle relaxant. Snri class of antidepressant like Cymbalta (duloxetine) is fda approved for chronic pain. Acupuncture may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PM;R physician: A pm;r physician (even without the fellowship spine training like i have) should be able to properly diagnose and possibly treat pain in the neck, back, and hips. There are a tremendous number of possible causes and a comprehensive history and physical examination are needed. ...Read more
Let me explain: It depend on the degree of kyphosis you have wither you need any special treatment surgically or by physiotherapy, if your case does not require any surgical treatment, you could some exercises and use advil (ibuprofen) if you can. You log on this web site for the exercises. http://www.pilates-back-joint-exercise.com/kyphosis-exercise.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have chronic back pain and have for about 4 years, also get back spasms I am going to physiotherapy but not2helpful. What else should I tell my doc?
Back pain: Often improves from changes in lifestyle, including dosed exercising and flexibility stretches as well as walking. A sedentary lifestyle usually leads to worsening back pain, while core strenthening and healthy eating-and-drinking habbits are good for your back too! try joining a gym and find pilates- or yoga classes to go to; even 2x1hr a week will do wonders! see "stretching" answer from earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your Dr.: One should not have terrible stomach pains all of the time. I would recommend seeing a dr. To get a diagnosis. There are multiple causes of stomach pain and they can vary with age so see your dr. Until then you can take something over-the-counter like Prevacid (lansoprazole) or Omeprazole to lower stomach acid. Either way see your dr. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I have extreme back pain caused by scoliosis. Every doctor I have seen doesn't help me. What do I do?
Keep looking: I am sorry you are going through that. I guess you would need to continue your search until you are satisfied you have found someone to help. Sometimes a primary care doctor will know the reputations of the spine specialists in your area and steer you in the right direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Osteopathic Dr.: Lots of poss causes:tumors, tight muscles, meningitis, vertebral problems, torn tendons & ligaments, etc. If it's short-term, new onset w/ no fever or other symptoms-try otc pain relievers like Motrin and add heat/stretching. Otherwise, an osteopathic dr, is trained like an md to know all the other disease causes, but is also trained to do a hands-on exam to find/fix muscle/skeletal causes. ...Read more
Multiple things: First assess your weight & exercise routines. Do you smoke? If a couch potato, smoke & overweight you need to correct all! in addition, core exercise & flexibilty along with cardio workouts will help. Otc medication & heat may benefit as can a back support. You may need an evaluation to see that pain is not referred from other area: ie a urinary issue like infection, GI issue or gynecologic one. ...Read more
724.2, 724.1: Establishing the cause of back pain can be difficult, even for the super subspecialist physician. Not uncommonly, back pain can be a manifestation of an internal problem. Seeing a doctor at least once is advised for individuals suffering from back pain. The medical history & exam obtained by the dr may not always provide the diagnosis, but can rule out many conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic (spontaneous without a cause) scoliosis is not a painful condition. Back pain in scoliosis is similar to that of people with a straight spine unless lumbar curves exceed 30-50 degrees and thoracic curves exceed 50-70 degrees. Curve progression occurs with aging by about .5 degree per year. It is not likely to "compress organs" or cause breathing, heart or neurologic probs unless severe. ...Read more
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