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What Can I Do For Really Bad Lower Back Pains
Give it time: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management i would see your physician. You would also want to see your physician sooner if you have any fever, chills, night sweats, or bowel/bladder changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple things: First assess your weight & exercise routines. Do you smoke? If a couch potato, smoke & overweight you need to correct all! in addition, core exercise & flexibilty along with cardio workouts will help. Otc medication & heat may benefit as can a back support. You may need an evaluation to see that pain is not referred from other area: ie a urinary issue like infection, GI issue or gynecologic one. ...Read more
Pain: Try taking some antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen unless you have a history of ulcers or kidney disease. Rest it a bit. If the pain doesn't subside enough to get up and walk, you should see a physician. Most episodes of back pain clear up in a few days to a few weeks. Most are caused by muscle strain. ...Read more
Spineuniverse.com: Look up the above address and find flexion exercises for the low back. Do these gently. Williams flexion exercises help people greatly with low back pain. See your family md for evaluation and assistance if it can't be better with conservative treatment. Try nsaids, rest, and ice or heat. ...Read more
See a doctor: Are you sure they are growing pains. Growth stops at about age 14. ...Read more
Depends: Most episodes of low back pain improve within1-2 weeks when treated with anti-inflammatory medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) may be a sign of more serious problems and require a physician consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See other answers: Very common question & you will find more information already on this site. Bottom line, you can do a lot from exercising, taking better care of yourself thru diet. No tobacco. Try manipulation, massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, etc. Get worked up by doctor if needed - x-rays, mri, labs. Injections if not otherwise better. Surgery only occasionally needed as last resort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis : Low back pain, LBP, in middle age from various causes. Rational medical treatment relies 1st upon diagnosis & then therapy program focused on cause. Perhaps, best diagnosticians of LBP are Osteopaths; skilled at soft tissue diagnosis. 13-30% of LBP cases due to non-inflammatory sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder; many associated w. childbirth, lifting or fall injuries & Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more
Let me try to help: There must a reason for that, do not ignore it , listen to your body and go and check it out. ...Read more
Stretch: Strengthen abdomen and lower back muscles, hydrate. ...Read more
Give it time: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management i would see your physician. You would also want to see your physician sooner if you have any fever, chills, night sweats, or bowel/bladder changes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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