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Shoulder Back Pain Relief
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Ibrahim: If you have chronic back pain - it is important that it be worked up. Since you are receiving physical therapy - suspect that was already done. Acupuncture can be very beneficial for a number of types of back pain. It can reduce pain ; inflammation and improve range of motion, blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and nerve conduction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes poss.: It can b from muscle strain 2 pleuritic pain referred 2 the back/scapular area. Some r of no great concern some could b serious c ur pcp and get a diagnosis, & if need, get a referral 2 an ortho. Pe, apical disease of the lung r some also. As u can c an eval is needed. ...Read more
See a doctor: At age 20 this may be nothing or, if long lived - greater than 4 weeks- may indicate the start of arthritis. Other considerations have to include whether there is swelling. Morning stiffness redness in the joint etc. It is best to be seen and evaluated medically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Pain from the shoulder down the arm my be caused by a variety of things. Starting at the neck, there may be a pinched nerve, or the joints in the neck may be irritated. The muscles around the neck and shoulder may develop trigger points or tendonopathy which cause radiating pain. The shoulder itself may develop impingement. A pm;r doc is best able to diagnose the source of your pain. ...Read more
Shoulder, back, arm pain diagnosed as pinched nerver from arthiritus in left shoulder . Any relief suggestions?
Education/exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?
Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need physical exam: Your symptoms could represent many possible diagnoses, from simple muscle aches caused by physical activity, to something more serious like a polyarticular arthritis. If you don't already have a primary doctor, you can request a private consultation from a HealthTap doctor so a more complete history can be obtained. With more information we may be able to answer your concern. ...Read more
These can be related: The heel pain and improper support or gait can be contributing to your low back pain. Try changing to more supportive footwear. Also start a light stretching program for legs and feet. If you have any radiation of pain from back to legs, see your doctor sooner than later. A thorough history and physical is necessary to say what exactly is going on, but this could be a good start. Hope it helps! ...Read more
Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include physical therapy, exercise, medication, accupunture, chiropractic therapy, injection ... If your pain persists, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A lot of things: Pain in this area can be caused by many things. You will need to see your doctor. He/she will take a good history of your pain, ie its location, is it constant or intermittent, the quality of the pain (i.E sharp, dull, aching, burning etc) whether it is affected by change of position or not, whether it has any relationship to eating or not and many other questions. Then a physical exam and tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoulder muscles: Shoulder blade pain can be due to strain of the muscles around your shoulder. This can happen from lifting something abnormally or improper positioning. Therapy or massage can be of benefit. Shoulder specialists can determine the type of problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ER for CT/xrays: If you experienced unconsciousness even for a brief interval, it would be best to be seen by a physician right away. You may need a head CT to rule out trauma-related problems such as bleeding and swelling. At the ER, they can also prescribe pain medications as necessary. It must have been a significant blow to the head to cause neck, shoulder, and spine pain, too. ...Read more
Kyphosis and 4 bulging disc in the neck , have neck, shoulder and upper back pain, want relief , and have anxiety that it could be something serious?
Below: Could be as simple as muscle pain and just need some physical therapy. With that history though, you'd want to be fully evaluated by a spine specialist (physiatry or anesthesia pain management, or an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon). Make sure you take you MRI images to the first visit. ...Read more
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
Refer to answer: Bed matter is over rated in the media. The rule to buy any bed is the bed material is to contour to your body, and not the other way around. Too soft you sink in, or too hard for your weight is not good. For adults soft beds are made for 100 lb.. And firm beds are made for people of 250 lb. And over. Sleep on the bed for 15-20 minutes before you make decision to pay for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Likely: Likely will work, the question is how long they last. ...Read more
Rest relax exercise: Rest relax exercise you could search the internet for stretching exercise for low back pain visit to chiropractor could help you find the problem and get relieved over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) could help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: This sounds like someone is marketing a non-FDA approved nutritional supplement with a name that is designed to sound almost exactly like "Celebrex", an FDA-approved non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that can be effective for some pain conditions. I would avoid "celadrex" like the plague. The only way it might help for back pain is that you wallet will weigh less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can help: Somatics may offer relief from chronic back pain by re-education of the neuromuscular body reflex pathways that contribute to pain. It is free from medication side effects; can be self taught or instructor lead. It is a useful treatment option to re-establish the normal structure-function relationship of our nervous and musculoskeletal system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have you tried acetaminophen? If is available without prescription. You may also try warm compress.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Weakness: If your pain is relieved with sitting buut worse when active begin a strenghtening program for your hips and back. If you do not see gradual improvement then you need to have a physician evaluate you. ...Read more
Let me explain: It depend on the degree of kyphosis you have wither you need any special treatment surgically or by physiotherapy, if your case does not require any surgical treatment, you could some exercises and use advil (ibuprofen) if you can. You log on this web site for the exercises. http://www.pilates-back-joint-exercise.com/kyphosis-exercise.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back pain: It could be muscles or the joints if the pain is not radiating to the legs. Any tingling, numbness or weakness means a pinched nerve. Localized pain is most likely muscular and should get better with heat/ice, local ointments such as ben-gay, massage or exercise and stretching. Regular gentle aerobics or swimming is the beat exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been suffering chronic back pain for the past 6 years, i've had MRI and i'm on pain relief but nothing helps, what else can be done?
Left clavical pain, radiates into left front shoulder. Only feel pain laying down on back. Pain med doesnt help. Relief if lay on rt side. Come & go?
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