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Mckenzie Method For Back Pain
Gentle Stretching: Gentle poses that stretch the psoas and quadratus lumborum musculature can often be helpful in treating/preventing low back pain. Positions such as downward dog, cobra and "warrior 1" can help. However, it is best to use these positions as part of a broader yoga routine. I recommend taking a local yoga class to learn how to safely and gently utilize these forms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Experiment: Yoga is a way to stretch. Keeping your "core" (tummy and back muscles) limber and strong can help reduce back pain. Experiment with the movements and positions. Choose those that work the "core." a little discomfort is okay. If a position is really uncomfortable (during or after), try something different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try heat too: Ice is great if you have pain, tenderness, swelling and inflammation but ice will leave you tight and sometimes increase spasms. Follow the ice with heat (15-20 min. Only) and that will help relax the muscles. Otcs like Ibuprofen can also help at times. If symptoms persist, talk to you doc about rx options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify the cause: If possible. Usually muscular and benign, but can be something else. Once serious issues ruled out, stretching and core strengthening as well as general cardiovascular aerobic exercise form the basis for a healthy back. Sometimes stress plays a huge roll, as well, in back pain. Being active, avoiding fear and immobility are crucial. Again, be sure it's nothing serious and then get moving! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?
Yes and no. : May help with pain or stress (if you Believe in it enough). But the disease itself could be serious ( ? Nerve compression ? Heart pain? Infection ? Tumor?). Make sure it's nothing serious before you trust in acupuncture. See your primary. If no serious pathology, could then attempt acupuncture. Feel better ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cures are elusive: We love the use of massage rollers for myofacial or muscle release. However, few items out there actually cure back pain. That said if you have received instruction in how to use these, proceed and see how they help. If not, i would recommend working with a personal trainer or physical therapist at least once to understand how to benefit the most from these. Good luck and keep us posted. ...Read more
Possibly: According to ayurveda, panchakarma can be helpful for many health issues by restoring balance and clearing toxicities from the body. Back pain, in particular, is addressed as a vata disorder for which the panchakarma therapy of basti treatments is prescribed. In addition, daily massage treatments can also be helpful for back pain. If it persists, however, consider a full medical consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Regular stretching, core strengthening, proper posture & mechanics, massage, acupuncture, some topical treatments, osteopathic manipulation & more can all be effective low back pain treatment. The si joint is complex and takes much of burden of forces transferred from the upper body. By restoring proper function, omm can help provide sustained relief from low back pain due si dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?
All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes. traction helps!: I recommend these devices which provide controlled traction for the lumbar and thoracic spines.Consider the alternatives: 1.Traction in a hospital bed. Trust me, the nurses are no longer taught how to do this, and the pulleys and weights would be nowhere to be found. 2.Vax-d, utilized frequently by chiropractors.This device provides precise lumbar traction, but at a price. 3. Gravity inversion $99. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider a DO: You might want to seek out an osteopathic physician (do) who uses osteopathic manipulation to treat low back pain. Not only can they use similar manipulative techniques as the chiropractor, they can also treat whatever medical problems you have, giving you a full-spectrum of care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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