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What are the best treatments for lumbago and back pains?

What are the best treatments for lumbago and back pains?

Best is what works: There are many possible treatments for back pain. Some treatments include rest, stretching, strengthening, physical therapy, spinal manipulation, massage, medications, injections, and surgery. The best treatment is whatever works for you. See your family doctor or orthopedists for confirmation of the cause of your back pain and a treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for low back pain?

What is the best treatment for low back pain?

See below: Low back pain is often a chronic condition. There are many conservative treatment options including medication, therapy, and sometimes injections. Surgery would be a last resort. Often the best way to treat chronic pain is to work on posture, exercise, modify diet. Seeing a physician would be recommended to discuss these options. ...Read more

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Having intense low back pain due to ddd (diagnosed 20+ yrs ago, i'm in my mid 30's). I'm active, no alternative treatment seems to help?

Having intense low back pain due to ddd (diagnosed 20+ yrs ago, i'm in my mid 30's). I'm active, no alternative treatment seems to help?

Conservative Rx: Should try pt /back rehab injections and meds . If these are not effective then surgery may be an option depending on imaging and clinical status .Should see a spine/neuro surgeon for opinion. ...Read more

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Does upper cervical treatment help low back pain?

Not usually: Treatments such as physical therapy, injections or surgery tend to target only that particular area of the body or spine. However, if medication (oral or injected) is absorbed into the blood stream, it can be distributed and exert effect all over the body. This may explain why the steroid injection in your neck or back sometimes makes your aching knee feel better. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is surgical treatment for low back pain?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is surgical treatment for low back pain?

MANY OPTIONS: Too many to discuss truly. I would suggest seeing a spine surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a success story in treatment of low back pain due to sacralization l5?

Rarely the problem: A sacralized L5 segement suggests that this level is fused with the sacrum. This means there is no motion at the disc so should not cause pain. In some people, they can have a pseudo-articulation (or false joint) form where L5 and s1 are still connected. This can be a pain generator but can be tough to treat. A diagnostic injection can help determine if this where the pain is coming from. ...Read more

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Can you tell of any success story in treatment of low back pain due to sacralization l5?

Can you tell of any success story in treatment of low back pain due to sacralization l5?

Yes Many: Sacralization of the L5 is not generally the only problem you may have. Often times the spinal levels above them cause more problems, however I would suggest seeing a spine/pain fellowship trained physician who can address your real concerns and educate you on what to do for relief and what you may be able to do to maintain relief as well. ...Read more

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I have slight scoliosis. Experience low back pain. Have been receiving spinal manipulation treatments. Now get tingle sensations low back what's wrong?

Nerve root irritatio: Tingle sensation means some nerve root irritation.Will stop manipulation while the tingle persist and if continues will need an EMG and if positive an mri. ...Read more

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Active PTSD (CBT/meds) with clinical treatment for chronic low back pain and Morton's neuroma. Is PTSD a neurological disease?

Active PTSD (CBT/meds) with clinical treatment for chronic low back pain and Morton's neuroma.  Is PTSD a neurological disease?

PTSD: does not mean your brain is damaged. it does mean that your brain and the rest of your body is responding to past trauma and trying to file it away more comfortably, so to speak. Consider seeing a clinical psychologist who specializes in PTSD. Avoid generic ones who will treat but are not experienced in it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have left low back pain and left front thigh pain when standing fully erect after a back strain. 62, lean, very fit dancer. What is treatment?

Visit Your Doctor: It is possible that you have lumbar degenerative disease with possible nerve root impingement causing the pain in your thigh which is referred to as radicular pain when coming from the back. You should see your primary care physician to be evaluated as other conditions could also cause these symptoms and you are deserving of an examination and work-up. ...Read more

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