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Any suggestion on how to ease mild/moderate back pain without surgery?

Any suggestion on how to ease mild/moderate back pain without surgery?

Meds and exercise: The easiest way to alleviate mild to moderate back pain is a short course of anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen. As well as exercise, especially core strengthening and stretching. An excellent way to do this is yoga and pilates. Because they focus on core and stretching without impact and stress to the low back. But please see a physician first for medication and exercise safety. ...Read more

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Any suggestion on how to ease mild/moderate back pain with just OTC meds?

Any suggestion on how to ease mild/moderate back pain with just OTC meds?

Back pain: I would always recommend seeing your pcp first so they can exam you or a spine specialist. When you see a spine specialist they will do a thorough exam and would get a MRI to check your disc spaces, nerves and facet joints. Once getting those results and comparing it to your history and physical exam, they then can formulate a plan from most conservative to least conservative. ...Read more

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Any suggestion on how to ease mild/moderate back pain on a plane/ lumbar support?

Any suggestion on how to ease mild/moderate back pain on a plane/ lumbar support?

Let me try: Few suggestions, take your medication when your board the plane, take frequent walk around , if you do not use medication on regular basis, i will take some anti-inflammatory when boarding the plane and some pain medicine. If you do not want to do that you could use patch for pain relief. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for moderate back pain?

What is the best treatment for moderate back pain?

Lower Back Pain: Conservative therapy works well for most patients with lower back pain. The use of prevention is the best - exercise, stretching, and strengthening. During the acute phase of pain - nsaids or acetaminophen, if not contraindicated, and heat and/or ice, usually work well. ...Read more

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Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?

Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?

Pain in Back: I would need to know more about your pain. It's quality, intensity and associated symptoms. Also it would be helpful to know more about your medical history. The numbness is where? Pain can be due to muscular strains, sprains, muscle spasms, or more structural causes such as nerve or nerve root related. It can be due to muscle disease or related to medications or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have been having moderate back pain for the last seven days. The pain is making it hard for me to sit down, bend and pick up objects. Today i can feel two swollen lumps on either side of my lower back that feel about golf ball size. What should I do?

Pain: Most low back pain acute flare-ups can laat up to two weeks. Those lumps may be normal fat pads located by the left and right iliac regions of the pelvis. If the pain does not resolve, please seek out a doctor to examine you and give treatment options. ...Read more

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