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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Can sciatica pain be intermittent? Does lower back pain need to be present for sciatica pain?

Can sciatica pain be intermittent? Does lower back pain need to be present for sciatica pain?

Yes and No: Sciatica pain can definitely be intermittent because it depends on how much the disc is irritating the nerve as it may only do so in specific positions like when you bend at the waist or twist your spine. Back pain does not necessarily need to be present to have sciatica pain. ...Read more

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How do I cure lower back pain?

How do I cure lower back pain?

Several ways: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Most back pain is self limiting & gets better over time. ...Read more

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I have very bad lower back pain?

See doctor: Low back pain is very common. Often it is just from musculoskeletal strain, bad posture, not enough stretching or exercise. However it can be caused by more serious problems so it is best to check with your doctor for an exam to make sure it is not serious. If it is not a serious problem, then physical therapy or a chiropractor may be helpful. ...Read more

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What do I do for lower back pain?

No lifting: Or bending. Use OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic. Massage therapy using BioFreeze Linament, . Consult your physician for evaluation and physical therapy exercise. ...Read more

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What do I do for lower back pain?

Depends: Most episodes of low back pain improve within1-2 weeks when treated with anti-inflammatory medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) may be a sign of more serious problems and require a physician consultation. ...Read more

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How can I reduce lower back pain?

How can I reduce lower back pain?

Back workout: Take Naproxen (aleve) twice a day and rest until your pain is gone. Then try the balanced circuit training exercises shown here: http://youtu. Be/godiqsneusu. ...Read more

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How can I reduce lower back pain?

Mobility/stretching: Increase your mobility, stretch it out along with knees and hamstrings.....do some lower back strength exercise and try to increase your core to help stabilize the area. Keep working on it and no worries. ...Read more

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How do I treat my lower back pain?

Let us see: You know what is the cause of the lower back pain then we should treat it. Let me remind that treating your without medical advice is not recommended. Thank you. ...Read more

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How can I fix my lower back pain?

Might try: Make an appointment with a physical therapist, but you could also consider a visit to an osteopathic physician. You do need a diagnosis re cause, and then, treatment specific to your individual situation. ...Read more

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How can I address lower back pain?

Physical therapy.: Low back pain is one of the most common complaints an internist will see. Physical therapy, rest, heat and if needed anti-inflammatory and/or muscle relaxants medications are commonly used. If no relief is obtained further work-up would be indicated including imaging studies. ...Read more

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What can I take for lower back pain?

What can I take for lower back pain?

Depends: Many people can use Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) and others) unless they have liver problems. Anti-inflammatory meds like Naproxen (aleve), Ibuprofen (many brands) and prescription brands, but can upset the stomach and may not be appropriate for folks with some medical conditions. All meds (over the counter and prescription) can have side effects. Read the package, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate lower back pain?

How can I alleviate lower back pain?

See below: Lose weight if overweight. Use proper lifting techniques (legs not back; don't lift & twist: turn whole body). Try otc NSAID for pain/inflammation. Stretching. If not enough, see doc for rx pain med & muscle relaxer. Give time for different combo's. Still not enough: see pain management physician. Pool exercises usually well tolerated by back pts. ...Read more

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How should I ease my lower back pain?

How should I ease my lower back pain?

Get a diagnosis: The more specific the diagnosis the better we can advise. Structural damage to the spine often requires more complex treatments compared to simple strains/ sprains which can respond to therapy or medications. ...Read more

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Can I get ssdi on my lower back pain?

Possibly: Talk to your doc. He/she may do an evaluation and/or refer you to a special physical therapist for a functional capacity assessment to determine your true limitations and to facilitate the legal paperwork issues. ...Read more

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What should I do for lower back pain?

Depends on cause: If it's musculoskeletal, can try warm heat, or heating pads, muscle relaxers, or massage and chiropractic treatments can be very helpful. I am a big fan of airrosti treatments for deep myofascial pain (they work, but they are not fun!). If it's a kidney problem or a spinal cord problem, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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