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Icd 9 Code For 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back pain: If you can get to a pool or whirlpool, that will take a lot of pressure off your back. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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