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Lower rt back pain started 3 days ago and getting more severe. Meds and massage don't help. Hurts to move, including cough. What can I do for relief?

Lower rt back pain started 3 days ago and getting more severe.  Meds and massage don't help. Hurts to move, including cough.  What can I do for relief?

See physiatrist: A physiatrist can help identify the cause of your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. If it is determined to be related to the spine, a brief course of steroids to decrease inflammation, followed by a course of physical therapy to relieve pressure and improve the condition of the surrounding muscles may be warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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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I have lower back pain shooting pains on my lower right side. What can I do for relief?

I have lower back pain shooting pains on my lower right side. What can I do for relief?

Instability in back: There are weak ligaments that allow for false motion of vertebrae in the back and this causes the shooting pain . Prolotherapy can help. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

See details: Your description suggests you have sciatica which is due to a nerve root compression in your back. Try rest, heat to the area and aleve (naproxen). If the problem persists, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sore back, pain in both legs. Pins and needles and general grumpy legs. Is it because i'm aging? What can I do for relief?

Sore back, pain in both legs. Pins and needles and general grumpy legs. Is it because i'm aging? What can I do for relief?

Not always from age: If nerve roots in your lower back are getting 'pinched' then this can lead to pins and needles in the legs. I'd consider an MRI of the back, talk to your doctor. ...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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How to relief back pain?

How to relief back pain?

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

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How can I get relief from my back pain?

Depends on cause: W/out knowing where your pain is located (upper, mid, lower), type of pain, aggravating factors, etc. It's next to impossible to give good advice on pain relief.To get a proper diagnosis & thus proper relief, seek an osteopathic manipulative medicine dr.A good history & phys, incl osteopathic hands-on exam may reveal cause.In many cases, osteopathic manipulation can relieve pain right in office. ...Read more

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How can I get some relief from back pain?

Diagnosis: Since back can be due to a variety of causes you should be examined by an orthopaedic doctor who may order x-rays or an mri. Proper treatment depend on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can a person get relief from back pain?

How can a person get relief from back pain?

Rest: Depend what cause your back pain exercise and stretching could create some relief a visit to a chiropractor could help you find the problem and get the relief medication over the counter like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) could help as well. ...Read more

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I have back pain. Is there any ointment that can provide relief?

I have back pain. Is there any ointment that can provide relief?

Not really: Local ointments generally will not help. Have the back evaluated by a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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