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Doctor insights on: Severe Back Pain

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
180 doctors shared insights

Severe Back Pain (Overview)

Severe back pain is a symptom in which a person has severe pain somewhere in his back. Severe back pain is usually an emergency and can be caused by spine problems, injuries, cancer, etc.


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What could cause severe back pain?

What could cause severe back pain?

Many causes: Many possible causes you should see a spine specialist to evaulate this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
180 doctors shared insights

Severe Back Pain (Overview)

Severe back pain is a symptom in which a person has severe pain somewhere in his back. Severe back pain is usually an emergency and can be caused by spine problems, injuries, cancer, etc.


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What does having severe back pain toward middle and lower mean?

What does having severe back pain toward middle and lower mean?

Many possibilities: Usually it is just muscle strain. This is best treated with otc pain relievers and stretching exercises. Other causes can be issues with joints or discs of the spine. In addition, there are many non spinal causes of back pain. ...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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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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What is a good treatment for severe back pain?

What is a good treatment for severe back pain?

Options: Otc meds such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be very effective in relieving back pain when used regularly for a short period of time. These are usually paired with stretching and strengthening back exercises. Physicial therapy is also an option. Injections of pain medications can also help in the right scenario. Surgery may also be necessary dependng on the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What are recommended treatments for severe back pain?

What are recommended treatments for severe back pain?

Lifestyle changes: Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. You may first need a physician to evaluate you to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,105 doctors shared insights

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