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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. 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


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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

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How can a heat wrap therapy help my back pain?

How can a  heat wrap therapy help my back pain?

Her how it works: Heat therapy induces vasodilation: drawing blood into the target tissues. Increased blood flow delivers needed oxygen and nutrients, and removes cell wastes. The warmth decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and can increase range of motion. ...Read more

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What should I do to help relieve some of my severe lower back pain?

Prolotherapy: This could be ligament sprain and lumbar instability and it causes the sever low back pain. A prolotherapist could help you. Find one near you at www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org. Or www.Proloshot.Com. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cough syrup with codeine will help my back pain?

It might....: But you are ingesting a lot of other compounds that you don't need to combat back pain. Would discuss with a pain specialist to ensure that you take more "pure" medications that help reduce your pain without other additives such cough suppressants. He/she may also discuss other techniques/options that lessen reliance on medications. ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter has lower back pain. What can I do to help?

Pain indicates : There is a problem. So, for starters i would recommend she see her pediatrician. From a foot doctor's perspective this is not an uncommon finding in someone with a flatfoot. Check her feet, if flatfeet are present an orthotic or arch support should be consider, however, the pediatric visit should come first. ...Read more

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Period 3 days late , when I lay down or prop up my sides hurt and I have lower back pain. What is is and what can I do to help it. ?

Period 3 days late , when I lay down or prop up my sides hurt and I have lower back pain. What is is and what can I do to help it. ?

Pregnancy test: I am unaware of how regular your periods are, but pregnancy is always a likely answer. it all depends on your cycle and exposure to sex. Usually I would do the test 1-2 weeks after a missed period, but you can do it now if you feel that you are pregnant. The back pain can be treated with tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, while you wait, but it is always best not to take anything if you think pregnancy ...Read more

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Any idea what can I do to help preventing back pain? Been to doctor got iboprofen tablets what shall i eat?

Any idea what can I do to help preventing back pain? Been to doctor got iboprofen tablets what shall i eat?

Well low back pain: Excercises might help. Look them up on the internet. If your back pain persists on nsaids then you should see a doctor. In general any pain which persists more than 6 weeks is serious. ...Read more

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I'm in my first trimester and am already having bad lower back pain. What are some safe ways to treat the pain and good exercises to help my back?

I'm in my first trimester and am already having bad lower back pain. What are some safe ways to treat the pain and good exercises to help my back?

Try this webpage: http://www.acog.org/~/media/for%20patients/faq115.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20121203t1539313847 this is a pamphlet put out by acog which has some helpful information. ...Read more

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Mild to extreme lower back pain, what can I do to help with this? Back pain since i went into labor. Gave birth 2 yrs ago.

Mild to extreme lower back pain, what can I do to help with this? Back pain since i went into labor. Gave birth 2 yrs ago.

Sacroiliac joint: Probably the most common cause of low back pain that i see in clinic during and after a pregnancy is sacroiliac joint disorder. Consider seeing a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist in your area. Google "sacroiliac joint pain" and see if that sounds like you. There are of course a number of other causes of low back pain, so a thorough evaluation is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more