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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

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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R flank pain and back pain. Moderate and comes and goes x 1 wk. no other sx. Causes and treatment?

Not enough info!: There is not enough information to be able to answer your question. Does the pain hurt only with movement? Have you changed your exercise routine? Do over the counter pain relievers, in normal doses, help? If your pain persists, see a doc this week. If you have fever, numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of control of bowel or bladder function, or black or bloody stools, go to an ER. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain all over (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: moderate) , back pain (severity: severe) (side: lowe...

I am experiencing  abdominal pain all over (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: moderate) , back pain (severity: severe) (side: lowe...

Uncertain of cause.: I am sorry but your statement was cut off. It looks like we are missing part of the description and the question. Consider re-submitting with clarification. ...Read more

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Can compression of nerves in the thoracic spine cause bowel incontinence and moderate back pain?

Yes and No: Compression of the spinal cord in the thoracic spine can cause bowel incontinence and is a medical emergency. Compressed nerves will not cause incontinence but can result in back pain or pain traveling into the ribs, abdomen or upper leg. Bowel incontinence is the most concerning symptom. Go see you doc. ...Read more

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Moderate back pain for 3 wks. Been to chiro and md. Doctor ordered an X-ray that showed nothing wrong. The pain feels bone deep not muscle related.

Need specialist: An x-ray will really only show gross findings and will not show any disc herniations. You probably should see someone who specializes in back pain such as a physical medicine/ rehabilitation doctor or a pain specialist. A careful exam will help direct if further studies such as an MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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Having some moderate back pain in upper and lower back accompanied by stomach pains. Had severe stomach pains with nausea and diarrhea 2 days ago. ?

Having some moderate back pain in upper and lower back accompanied by stomach pains. Had severe stomach pains with nausea and diarrhea 2 days ago. ?

Back pain: Dear Juan, You clearly had an infectious gastroenteritis 2 days ago The back pains you are feeling is likely part and parcel of having a virus, and the residual abdominal pain you feel is part of the healing process the human intestine must go thru and can last for 1-2 weeks. If any nausea/vomiting/diarrhea recurrence, or if you do not feel completely better in 2 weeks. Dr. A ...Read more

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Moderate to severe diffuse upper & lower abdominal pain x12hrs;dull,crampy,♯moderate back pain too.No fever.BM yesterday, passing gas now.Ddx?

Impossible to say: Your symptoms are not specific and you ask someone who cannot even examine you or order test to make a diagnosis??? Go to the ER if the pain is significant. ...Read more

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I have mild pain in upper stomach. Moderate Mid back pain. Chills with no fever. Very flatulant. Been diagnosed with gallstones and sludge. However GI?

I have mild pain in upper stomach. Moderate Mid back pain. Chills with no fever. Very flatulant. Been diagnosed with gallstones and sludge. However GI?

More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but... When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Pancreatic ca (thankfully) is very rare. And if it were causing symptoms i would expect 2 see a mass on ct ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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