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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Low Back Pain (Overview)

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 referred to as sciatica.


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What causes low back pain on left side?

What causes low back pain on left side?

Back pain.: Back pain that is one sided can be cause by muscle pain, ligament pain, disc pain or nerve pain. You need eval by your pcp and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
2,077 Doctors shared insights

Low Back Pain (Overview)

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 referred to as sciatica.


Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Low back pain (Tip)

Is surgery an option with my type of back pain? ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
Daily
Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
Daily
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What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

Most commonly PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis would be most likely! But with so many., it is likely inflammatory. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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Does upper cervical treatment help low back pain?

Not usually: Treatments such as physical therapy, injections or surgery tend to target only that particular area of the body or spine.

However, if medication (oral or injected) is absorbed into the blood stream, it can be distributed and exert effect all over the body.
This may explain why the steroid injection in your neck or back sometimes makes your aching knee feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
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Low back pain (Tip)

How can I prevent back pain in the future? ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Why and how to cure low back pain after yoga workouts?

Stop yoga: Unless it's due to muscle soreness because of poor conditioning, stop any activity that's causing you significant pain and go consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Stretching helps: Hamstrings run from the back of each thigh and can limit the motion of the pelvis when tightened. By stretching them you can lengthen the muscle again and relieve the stress felt on the low back. Take a look at the article below for a few options for stretching your hamstrings.

http://www. Spine-health. Com/wellness/exercise/specific-hamstring-stretches-back-pain-relief. ...Read more

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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Low back pain (Tip)

Ask your doctor if they have a favorite physical therapist that they use to treat back pain. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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How can u prevent low back pain?

How can u prevent low back pain?

Flexibility: Lose weight, flexibility exercises, no smoking, walk and exercise daily. Simple statements- very beneficial results. ...Read more

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Felt cold yesterday, struggled to get warm, heavy legs and arms. Now very painful low back pain on left and right, what could it be?

Felt cold yesterday, struggled to get warm, heavy legs and arms. Now very painful low back pain on left and right, what could it be?

Possible virus: These symptoms are consistent with the early stages of a flu like viral infection of the respiratory tract or intestines. If symptoms of a head cold, cough or diarrhea do not develop and fever and chills persist, see your physician as a more serious infection may be present. If urinary symptoms appear a urinary infection may be present. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have your testosterone checked each morning
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Discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone replacements with your doctor
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Take a testosterone replacement as instructed
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Low back pain?

Low back pain?

Low Back Pain: Most LBP is not serious and goes away with time, physio, and simple analgesia. Warning signs include numbness, weakness, urinary or defecating problems, or fever. If you are older or have a cancer that is concerning also. There could be abdominal causes or kidney problems also. If any concerns or symptoms persist you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a low back pain?

I have a low back pain?

Low Back Pain: Most LBP is not serious and goes away with time, physio, and simple analgesia. Warning signs include numbness, weakness, urinary or defecating problems, or fever. If you are older or have a cancer that is concerning also. If any concerns or symptoms persist you should see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Low back pain (Tip)

Is my pain due to a problem in my spine? ...See more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking magnesium supplements
daily
Consume potassium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking a potassium supplement
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 ounce per day
daily
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