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Is a tempur-pedic mattress effective to manage back pain?

Is a tempur-pedic mattress effective to manage back pain?

Back Pain: It seems like it would be important to have an evaluation to determine where origin of the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
2,597 doctors shared insights

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


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Manageing back pain

Manageing back pain

What is question?: If you are asking how to manage it...There are many ways. Physical therapy, medication, injections and surgery are all possible options. Without more details i can't begin to make any suggestions to you. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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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
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What are some tools to manage back pain.?

Psychological: Psychological tools include mindfulness, relaxation exercises, deep breathing, thought-stopping among others. ...Read more

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How to manage back pain chronic back pain?

How to manage back pain chronic back pain?

Conservative is best: Start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy(including strengthening and stretching)& anti-inflammatory meds. Regular exercise, weight loss & smoking cessation are also helpful. Opioid pain medicines not ideal for chronic back pain as they can reset pain tolerance and lead to dependence. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How do you manage back pain after a broken lumbar area?

How do you manage back pain after a broken lumbar area?

Psychological: Psychological tools include mindfulness, relaxation exercises, deep breathing, thought-stopping among others. ...Read more

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What are some ways to manage back pain without narcotics?

What are some ways to manage back pain without narcotics?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... You can try heat pads, exercise, massage, chiropractic therapy, over the counter medications like ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen).... If your pain persists, please see a pain specialist for evaluation. There are many non narcotic medications they can prescribe for your pain. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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How can I manage back pain in pregnancy?

How can I manage back pain in pregnancy?

Stay active: Keep your weight gain to a reasonable amount. Stay active. Do pregnancy yoga or pregnancy pilates. Swimming is also excellent. Lie down on a flat surface, such as the floor in front of your sofa. Prop your legs on the seat of the sofa. This allows your lower back to straighten and decompress. ...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