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What are treatments for thoracic back pain?

What are treatments for thoracic back pain?

Depends on pain: The treatments for thoracic pain will depend on the nature of pain. If it is degenerative disc disease, it may be treated with physical therapy (range of motion, vibration, massage, heat/cold etc). If it scoliosis, again, physical therapy +/- surgery may be an option. If the pain is referred to the thoracic area, but is caused by a chest or abdominal disorder, those need to be diagnosed & treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What are the treatments for upper back pain?

Depends: It depends in part on the length and severity of the pain as well as the underlying cause. Many simple cases are treated with rest and medications, more involved cases are often treatd with physical therapy or chiropractic. Imaging the spine to aid in the diagnosis is oftened used for potentially more aggressive options. Thank you. ...Read more

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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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What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

A lot!: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise (stretching, core stengthening, cardiovascular) at least 3x a week & activity modification. Yoga & pilates are good choices. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for upper back pain and neck pain?

What are good treatments for upper back pain and neck pain?

Many treatments: Massage, chiropractic, physical therapy treatments, ultrasound, medical management, daily stretching, yoga, pilates, swimming, very light weights. ...Read more

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What are treatments for chronic back pain?

What are treatments for chronic back pain?

Multiple: This is a difficult question to answer. Depending on what type of physician that you visit, there will be different answers and treatment options for you. Most important would be to lose weight, stop smoking and stay active. Other options include injections, medications, pt, surgery, and rest to name a few. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for chronic back pain?

What are some treatment options for chronic back pain?

Depends on the cause: Treatment for chronic back pain really depends on the cause. If the cause is a muscle/tendon issue, back stretching and strengthening is usually beneficial. If it is due to poor body mechanics, then having a trainer and ergonomic specialist may be helpful. See your doctor to find the cause and discuss with him/her about what treatment options are best for your specific situation. ...Read more

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What are the conservative options for treating low back pain?

What are the conservative options for treating low back pain?

Back Pain: Conservative measures in my opinion for back pain include the following: NSAIDS , muscle relaxers short term ( not soma), stretching and range of motion exercises, physical therapy, osteopathic manipulation, in some cases chiropractic care, very short term use of pain medications in the acute phase, local heat, rest for 24-48 hours, plain X-ray. No CT or MRI without neuro deficit for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Treatments for chronic back pain? What are some treatment options for someone with chronic back pain?

Depends on Diagnosis: Proper diagnosis is the key here. There are a ton of systems that could cause back pain. Gi, urologic, vascular, musculoskeletal, spinal, etc. If you focus treatment on a system not causing your pain, then you will not get a favorable response in treatment. For spinal etiologies, conservative management is the focus if there are no red flags (e.g. Tumor, infection), and no associated leg pain. ...Read more

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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

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Doctors, what are the treatments for a back herniated disc?

Doctors, what are the treatments for a back herniated disc?

Several: Treatments include non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, epidural steroid injections and avoiding strenuous activities. If conservative measures fail, surgery. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

Many options: You need to have a diagnosis first, whether it is a simple strain/sprain, fracture, disc herniation, spinal stenosis. Assuming the condition does not need immediate surgical treatment, simple first treatments include chiropractic manipulation, massage, traction, physical therapy, acupuncture, medications, core strengthening exercises. If no response, consider injections and subsequently surgery. ...Read more

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What are the best therapies for lower back pain (s.I. Joint pain)?

Several: Regular stretching, core strengthening, proper posture & mechanics, massage, acupuncture, some topical treatments, osteopathic manipulation & more can all be effective low back pain treatment. The si joint is complex and takes much of burden of forces transferred from the upper body. By restoring proper function, omm can help provide sustained relief from low back pain due si dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for chronic upper back/neck/shoulder pain?

What are some exercises for chronic upper back/neck/shoulder pain?

For home exercises,: I would recommend seeing a physician first to make sure there are no disc problems or other issues. If it is just sore muscles, i would recommend stretching exercises. See: http://www.Spine-health.Com/conditions/neck-pain/neck-exercises-neck-pain strengthen neck muscles as well as work on posture and desk set up for ergonomic corrections. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for chronic lower back pain?

What are some of the treatments for chronic lower back pain?

Multiple: There are many treatments for back pain. There is surgery for chronic pain in cases of disease that requires surgery such as discs or spinal stenosis. There are chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy , and medications These frequently take the form of NSAIDs. Lastly there are narcotics but this is a last resort. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are options for pain management for nerve pain?

What are options for pain management for nerve pain?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the neuropathic pain. Standard pain drugs such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) do not work. Sometimes drugs such as Gabapentin or Lyrica will work. Narcotics sometimes help as well. Drugs such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants are sometimes uses as adjuvant therapy. Depending on the cause treatment such as epidural steroid injections or other invasive techniques maybe help. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for chronic back pain?

What are the best treatment options for chronic 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. ...Read more

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What are the causes for neck pains?

What are the causes for neck pains?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and sometimes shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see your physician if your pain does not improve. ...Read more

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