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What is the icd-9 code for acute low back pain?

What is the icd-9 code for acute low back pain?

Back pain icd: 724.5 backache, unspecified 724.1 pain in thoracic spine. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Chronic Back Pain (Definition)

Chronic back pain is pain that lasts for more than 3 months. Chronic back pain has usually not responded to conservative measures. Other treatment options include ...Read more


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What can I do about chronic back pain?

What can I do about chronic back pain?

Many therapies: Have a work up (mri). Determine cause and severity. Start otc anti inflammatory. Exercise program/ physical therapy. Prescription anti inflammatory/muscle relaxer/pain killer. If fails, epidural injections. If persists, consider surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do about my chronic back pain?

What can I do about my chronic back 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 more

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How can exercise treat chronic back pain?

How can  exercise treat chronic back pain?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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What else can I do to treat chronic back pain?

What else can I do to treat chronic back pain?

Cure back pain: You can't cure chronic back pain, but you can learn to live with it. Consider the book "full catastrophe living" by jon kabat-zinn. ...Read more

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What are some things i can do for chronic back pain?

Back pain: If you can get to a pool or whirlpool, that will take a lot of pressure off your back. ...Read more

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How to stop or lessen chronic back pain without pills?

How to stop or lessen chronic back pain without pills?

Exercise: Aerobic exercise (such as walking, water exercise, cycling) on a regular basis (30 minutes 3 times a week) can lessen chronic back pain. Stretching and strengthening the "core" muscles (back and tummy) can also help. Applying heat and cold can also be tried. ...Read more

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What to do for chronic back pain without taking drugs?

What to do for chronic back pain without taking drugs?

Chronic back pain: Moist heat to the painful area can help relax tense muscles; stretching exercises can also help relax muscle spasm. Therapeutic massage feels good and relaxes muscles to relieve pain. Osteopathic manipulation or chiropractic can relax stiff muscles as well as relieve pressure on nerves & realign structures. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I do about chronic back pain?

I'm curious as to what can I do about chronic back pain?

Several ways: For most, it begins with what the back symptoms mean and then usually some changes in lifestyle like regular exercise with flexibility routine, cardiovascular and core strengthening exercises, weight control, smoking cessation and improved sleeping habits as well as avoiding becoming depressed which can magnify pain symptoms. If you have not had a recent physical, get checked out before starting. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have chronic back pain without any cause?

Is it possible to have chronic back pain without any cause?

Yes: There are many reasons for chronic back pain in young people like yourself. It can be due to a disc problem in your back, a genetic arthritis problem, a uterus or ovary problem, stress, even depression. See your doctor. You might need to see a back specialist too. ...Read more

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Should I go to the emergecy room for severe chronic back pain?

Should I go to the emergecy room for severe chronic back pain?

Depends: When someone talks about chronic pain, the assumption is that the pain is stable. If the pain is stable then there should no need for "emergency" intervention. However, if the pain character, location, etc has changed or if there are new neurologic issues (weakness, numbness) then it might be appropriate to seek urgent attention. ...Read more

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What should you do for your chronic back pain to cope day to day?

Chronic back pain: Preuming it is from ur spine, rest wel, wear good fitting shoes, sleep on a comfortble mattress, and do yoga. This does not help see ur doctor. Gentle back/spine exercises to stretch ur back may also help. ...Read more

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When does someone need surgery for chronic back pain?

Rarely: Surgery is indicated if there are symtoms such as loss of bladder and bowel control or weakness or loss of function in the legs. First explore good exercise and rehabilitation and if persistent see a pain doctor who can determine if imaging is appropriate or if certain injections may benefit you such as an epidural, facet blocks or prolotherapy. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chronic back pain relief methods?

Rest relax exercise: Rest relax exercise you could search the internet for stretching exercise for low back pain visit to chiropractor could help you find the problem and get relieved over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) could help as well. ...Read more

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I am taking zymbalta, want to stop taking it. I'm 59 and also suffer from chronic back pain.

I am taking zymbalta, want to stop taking it. I'm 59 and also suffer from chronic back pain.

Suggestion: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is indicated for a variety of pains, but other meds may also work well. Your chronic back pain may benefit successfully via osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, mckenzie back exercises, or swimming. Talk to your doctor, perhaps see an osteopathic specialist, and get this under control. ...Read more

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Can chronic back pain cause high lymphocyte?

No: Musculo-skeletal pain is not expected to raise lymphocyte count. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for chronic back pain?

Start with your MD: Studies show that most chronic back pain can be managed effectively without medication or surgery. Start with your primary md to discuss. Chiropractors have been shown to be equivalent to allopathic medicine in certain instances so you may wish to get a consultation from one as well. ...Read more

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Why am I having chronic back pain even with treatment?

Why am I having chronic back pain even with treatment?

Chronic back pain: what type treatment; If just physical therapy then you may not be strong enough; try a exercise regimen as YOGA ...Read more

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Should i take cymbalta (duloxetine) for chronic back pain?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is fda approved as treatment for musculo-skeletal pain. Talk with your doctor about trying Cymbalta (duloxetine) for your pain condition. Chronic pain is often concurrent with depression and Cymbalta (duloxetine) is also an approved treatment for depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more