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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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28 yo. Chronic left lower back pain. Stretching etc isn't enough. I don't like to take meds like aleve (naproxen) everyday....I'm only 28...should I? Long term?

28 yo. Chronic left lower back pain. Stretching etc isn't enough. I don't like to take meds like aleve (naproxen) everyday....I'm only 28...should I? Long term?

Uncover causation: Prior to attempting to self treat a chronic issue, it is far better to see a physician and find out why you are experiencing such symptoms. Then, appropriate therapy will allow remission. But, if you need to explore this further on this site, suggest a Concierge appt. ...Read more

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I am having severe lower back pain, I have some 500mg Naproxen tabs,, can i take 2? I weigh 280lbs

I am having severe lower back pain,  I have some 500mg Naproxen tabs,, can i take 2? I weigh 280lbs

No. Too much!: Not recommended. Call the doc that prescribed it for other options. If your back pain has suddenly worsened a lot, or if you have numbness, tingling, weakness or loss of control of bowel or bladder function, you need to get seen right away, Always take naproxen with food (but not dairy products) and never take if you have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, or on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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Why does tramadol but not naproxen work for lower back pain?

Why does tramadol but not naproxen work for lower back pain?

Totally different: Tramadol is a narcotic pain reliever that can be addictive. It tends to have greater pain relieving properties than NSAIDs such as naproxen. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and my doc pres. naproxen 500 mg 2 x along with prednisone..and pain not going..can i take ibobrufen 400 3x instead neproxin

Okay: Hello and thanks for using HealthTap. Yes it is okay to use ibupofen as you have indicated instead of the naproxen, just don't use them together. Be aware that the combination prednisone and another anti-inflammatory drug is very hard on your stomach. Consider taking an OTC prilosec once a day for stomach protection while you are on this combination. ...Read more

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What is good for lower back pain?

Depends upon cause : Lower back pain is very common problem most often it is due to over use or strain of muscles and gets better with rest moist heat back exercises over the counter medications like Motrin or aleve (naproxen) occasionally it can come from serious condition like infection of the disc space or herniated disc which may even require surgery so it depends on the cause of the pain and duration of pain good luck. ...Read more

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List of exercise bike that good for lower back pain?

Several ways: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Stretching, core strenghtening and cardiovascular exercise are all important components of any regimen. Walking and biking, can be good cardiovascular components. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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. 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