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Medicine For Lumbar
Ask the doctor: Since it is a prescription the doctor will be deciding what to give you - so just consult with him/her. Oftentimes, there is more than one medication that can be given for a particular problem. ...Read more
When getting lumbar shots for pain can the same medicine work one time but not the next? And visa versa?
Lumbar lordosis: Straightening of the spine is not cured by medicine unless it is due to spasms which is uncommon. ...Read more
Physical Therapy: Physical therapy. But the program should be an active program (exercise) rather than passive (massage and heat). It should include mobilization and stabilization. It also should include lumbar strengthening and core strengthening. Your therapist should help you develop a lifetime fitness and exercise program for both your back and for overall conditioning. ...Read more
I've been experiencing severe pain at my right thigh. I had xray and the result was lumbar dextroscoliosis. What medicine can I take to ease the pain?
Will lumbar epidural shots containing lidocaine mylocaine and prilocaine with a local anesthetic show a false positive on a urine drug test?
I have pain in lower back. X-Ray reports Lumbar lordosis reduced. Minimal reduction in L4-L5 & L5-S1 disc space. Pl advice cause, medicine, exercise.
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints in medicine and the findings on your xray are seen in patients with NO BACK pain as often as those with pain. The most important advice I can give you is EXERCISE! STRENGTHEN THOSE BACK MUSCLES and you will feel better. Your Primary Care Provider can provide you with these exercises Goods Luck Be Well!
Hope this helps
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Have spinal stenosis with budging lumbar discs. Have burning toes. Take Neurontin (gabapentin). It does not work after 3 weeks. Is drug right for stenosis!
Need an emg/ncv test to determine if the toes are affected by the disc issue
neurontin is usually rxed for neuropathic local pain. ...Read more
22 and exposed to lumbar spine TB in L3 l4.Doctr has started my drug treatment. Now I am feelng lateral pelvic tilt on left is it cuz of pelvis pain?
Pelvic tilt: That is certainly possible, but without seeing and examining you it is not feasible to answer your question accurately. Only your treating doctor can do that. Hope you recover soon. ...Read more
Have lumbar nerve root damage numbness in leg, , doctor put me on Cipro for bacterial infection in urine., is that a good medicine?
Please repost: Please repost and explain the relationship in your thinking between lumbar nerve root damage and a urinary tract infection. I don't see the connection. Also, please include the answer you got to your question about ciprofloxacin from the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic; or, if you did not ask your doctor, please state why not. ...Read more
My lower back is always in bad pain. No over-the-counter medicine seems to help, and no doctors will give me anything. What can I do?
Acupuncture: Have you tried alternative therapies? It's better to treat the underlying cause then to just treat the symptoms. ...Read more
Just had a blood patch done but my lower back is killing me what can I do aside from OTC medicine I can't move with out being on a 10 scale of pain.
I have a spasm in my lower back and I can't stand for long periods of time or my back starts to hurt bad I have to sit down and relax my back for a while until the pain eases I need to know what kind of dr I should see what kind of medicine?
Rheumatologist: The best doctor to start with musculoskeletal pain is a rheumatologist who can recommend medical treatment if that is the best for your problem. He may recommend physical therapy depending upon the cause of the spasm. Avoid chiropractors who have no interest in cure but want to have you coming back again and again for expensive treatment of no long term value. ...Read more
Core exercises: If the pain is only related to muscle spasms then strengthening your abdominal muscles will provide support to and reduce the strain on your lower back muscles. ...Read more
I have a serious lower back pain and it does not go away even when I have taken medicine and it has become a nuisance lately. Any tip on what to do.
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. .. The treatment depends on the cause of your pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider (pain management physician, rehab doctor, neurologist...). You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more
My friend has had migraine like pain in the lower back of his head. The pain has been there for more then 3 weeks and pain medicines are not helping.
Break the cycle: Daily pain can result in a phenomenon called wind up; the nerves in the brain become over-active with the result of sustaining the pain. To stop it, you must break the pain cycle. Have your friend's doctor administer a shot (toridol works well), then go home and sleep. Upon waking, listen to a mediation tape with headphones for 30 minutes twice a day (you can find one on the internet). ...Read more
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 more
I feel pain in my right leg and lower back.. I take lot's medicine and physiotherapy. I m very tense about the problem,?
Disc problem: It sounds like a disk problem in your back is causing the issue. There are definitely things that can be done to help with this. ...Read more
I have been experiencing lower back pain for the last three months. Over the counter medicine not helping. Any suggestions? Thank you!
Hi doctor, yesterday when I was in the gym, I over trained my lower back, and my lower back is injured now, how to treat my lower back now? Wht drug? Tq
Ice, heat, NSAID, s: Try nsaids, ice, heat...Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. If persists, see doc. ...Read more
For the pass two weeks I been feeling nauseous, pain in my lower back and pressure on my bladder. They told me I had a UTI but I finish my medcinie.
What medicine should I take to increase my fertility? Also I my lower back hurts a lot what should I take for that and is this effecting on pregnancy?
Sudden onset of pain in the lower right abdomen, the lower back and down the right leg. Managed with pain medicine but comes back. Just happened.
I have been taking 25mg of Tramadol, 4-5 days a week. I have heard this drug is VERY addictive?? I am worried. It does help my lower back pain a lot.
It can be is control: It is a controlled substance. Your physician who knows your whole case can help clarify. IT is not very addictive. ...Read more