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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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How do doctors evaluate long term back pain?

How do doctors evaluate long term back pain?

History: By history, physical examination, and appropriate testing. ...Read more

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I have a question about long term nagging back pain and X-ray interpretation?

What's the question?: If its long term and seems you've had an x-ray already, probably need an MRI and a good physical exam to get the right diagnosis to steer you towards the right treatment. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve long term lower back pain?

What can you do to relieve long term lower back pain?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of chronic low back pain so treatment varies. You will need to have a proper evaluation of your back to see what treatment options are available for you. ...Read more

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Can getting a spinal block cause long term lower back pain? I received one for a c-section and was stuck multiple times.

Can getting a spinal block cause long term lower back pain? I received one for a c-section and was stuck multiple times.

Prob Not for Long: This condition is very rare but seems to occur more often with c-sections. It's possibly related to some of the skeletal changes that happen with pregnancy combined with the spinal injection. This condition almost always resolves with time. Some pt treatments may go a long way to help resolve your situation. ...Read more

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Is tramadol used for long term treatment of back pain from bulging disks in the thoracic spine?

Is tramadol used for long term treatment of back pain from bulging disks in the thoracic spine?

Tramadol: Use of tramadol should be limited to 5 days. The main concern with long-term usage involves gastrointestial problems such as ulcers and gastritis. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood a root block injection will provide a long term fix for the back pain I feel due to my minor l5/s1 bulging disk?

What is the likelihood a root block injection will provide a long term fix for the back pain I feel due to my minor l5/s1 bulging disk?

Root block: A nerve root block is most typically done for the purpose of improving radiating leg pain (aka radiculopathy or sciatica). If you are having isolated back pain then a root block is actually unlikely to help. For a minor bulging disk, most patients will improve with conservative treatment measures such as physical therapy and nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). ...Read more

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I have back pain?

I have back pain?

Not uncommon: In many people better after a couple of days. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Manageing back pain

Manageing back pain

See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Safe from back pain?

More info: It's not clear from this question what you are asking. Is what safe from back pain? ...Read more

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Relief for back pain?

Relief for back pain?

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 more

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What cause back pain?

What cause back pain?

Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks I would see your physician. ...Read more

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What is back pain sir?

Lucky: You are lucky that you do not know. Any type of discomfort in your back, which you can describe as pain. ...Read more

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I havelower back pain..

I havelower back pain..

See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Back pain after a fall?

What is the question: Back pain after a fall can happen. Please ask a more specific question. ...Read more

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I am feeling back pain?

I am feeling back pain?

Back pain: Back pain is a very common condition for humans with many different causes. Not nearly enough information here to help advise you. Where? How long? Things that make it worse? Things that make it better? Other symptoms you have noticed? ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Back Pain Meds: There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate:

http://www. Webmd. Com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Stay active: The worst thing you could do is lay around. Try to stay active and stretch your hamstrings. Applying gentle heat can relieve muscle spasm. Over the counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) can help, but limit use especially if this causes upset stomach. Consult with your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I cure back pain?

How do I cure back pain?

Noise: Sorry to hear that. Can you re-submit so that we can better understand what your question is. ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Stay active!: In general, back pain responds well to gentle exercise, heat or ice and over the counter pain relievers. Most back pain will get better on its own. Back pain that does not go away requires an exam. ...Read more

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How to relief back pain?

Exercise: Core muscle strengthening and weight control are your best bet. ...Read more

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How do you fix back pain?

How do you fix back pain?

Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more

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How can I ease back pain?

How can I ease back pain?

Exercise: Exercises and otc nsaids may provide with the relief you seek. If pain persist see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have lots of back pain?

I have lots of back pain?

Describe it: This could be a million things, please describe the pain in detail (where, does it move, did you have an injury, prior surgery, etc). ...Read more

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How can I treat back pain?

Many ways: There are so many ways to treat back pain. In my opinion stretching can be the most helpful. Also it is important not to become too inactive as this will just weaken the back muscles and cause more problems. Physical therapy, sometimes medications, sometimes injections are also some of the treatments. Most back pain is rarely serious. For back pain that does not go away on its own, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Medications for back pain?

Medications for back pain?

Different Mechanisms: Back pain can be due to multiple causes and knowing the cause will help your physician choose proper medications. Medications to treat pain are generally categorized as narcotics, anti-inflammatories, membrane stabilizers as well as oral versus topical prepations. For mild new onset back pain due to strain and sprain anti-inflammatories are usually a good start if there are no contraindications. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
3,461 Doctors shared insights

Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more


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