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What can I do to help my back pain ?

What can I do to help my back pain ?

Work-Up!: Before treating any condition you should be seen by a board certified physician to start a work-up. It is probably best to start with your primary care physician and let that doctor lead the charge. Back pain can be caused by many different etiologies. Some of the causes can be serious and others not so so serious. Again, go see your doctor. ...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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Extreme lower and middle back pain, trying to lay down, but can't get comfortable. What can I do to help my back?

Extreme lower and middle back pain, trying to lay down, but can't get comfortable. What can I do to help my back?

Weak ligaments: Obesity put sever stress on the spinal ligaments. Nsaids prevent healing and perpetuate the injury. Pregnancy loosens ligaments. You need prolotherapy which is safe to get in pregnancy. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to fins a prolotherapist and learn about prolotherapy. ...Read more

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Sharp lower back pain. It hurts to bend and touch my toes. What can I do to help my back heal and to rid the pain?

Sharp lower back pain. It hurts to bend and touch my toes. What can I do to help my back heal and to rid the pain?

Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc degeneration which is the rule not exception. If symptoms persist. Core strength is a start: pilates/yoga/piyo, nsaid's, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if no better but requires a doc's rx. Loosen up those hamstrings, too. ...Read more

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I have back pain, especially in the morning. What can I do to help alleviate the pain ?

I have back pain, especially in the morning. What can I do to help alleviate the pain ?

Back hygiene: Always make sure that you have a good mattress. There are some things in life that you cannot lower your standards about. Having a good mattress is one of them. Make sure that you are drinking 1.5-2 liters per day of pure water. Make sure that you are getting plenty of fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds in your diet. Go for a daily 20-30 minute brisk walk / bicycle ride at least 4-5 days per week. ...Read more

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Horrific back pain for years. Washington doctors won't give out pain medication. What can I do to help with this?

Horrific back pain for years. Washington doctors won't give out pain medication. What can I do to help with this?

Back pain: Back pain may be from a variety of conditions. Most commonly, a ruptured disc causes impingement of the nerve root. Sacroiliac joint inflammation can mimic a herniated disc too. Try anti-inflammatory medication, ice, and stretching. If the pain persists for more than a week then seek attention with a neurosurgeon/neurologist to determine the cause of the back pain and formulate a treatment ...Read more

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I need help. My back pain is unbearable, my lower right side aches constantly, only relief is from twisting and cracking it which I do every 20 min?

I need help. My back pain is unbearable, my lower right side aches constantly, only relief is from twisting and cracking it which I do every 20 min?

Back pain: If it is truly back pain, then the most common cause is muscle strain; in which case stretching, maintaining tolerable daily activity, otc analgesics within reason, and adequate sleep are the best remedies. However, other problems such as a kidney stone or nerve entrapment could be the cause. For this reason, evaluation by a physician is recommended given your level of discomfort. ...Read more

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Really bad upper back pain. What can I do to help?

Really bad upper back pain. What can I do to help?

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

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