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What can you do at home to help lower back pain?

What can you do at home to help lower back pain?

Let me help: Most low back pain can be treated without surgery. Treatment involves using analgesics, reducing inflammation, restoring proper function and strength to the back, and preventing recurrence of the injury. Most patients with back pain recover without residual functional loss. Patients should contact a doctor if there is not a noticeable reduction in pain and inflammation after 72 hours of self-care. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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What to do at home to help ease lower back pain?

What to do at home to help ease lower back 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 herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. Treatment involves nsaid's, pt for mckenzie exercises, core exercises pilates/yoga/piyo. See a doc if persistent. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do at home to help with my lower back pain. I have a herniated disk and i'm getting surgery but until then im suffering :/?

Non-operative: You should try gentle stretching and core strengthening exercises. You can try a hot tub or heating pad but use it sparingly and don't injure yourself by too much heat. Injections can often relieve the sciatic pain by both reducing inflammation of the nerve and also dissolving some of the fat around the nerves which can often yield excellent relief. It all these fail then surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain. Can anyone help me with home remedies?

I'm having lower back pain. Can anyone help me with home remedies?

Back pain at home: Can certainly be treated with improvements in posture and flexebility exercises. Try to walk, and avoid being sedentary (or in bed!) for a long time, as 'motion is lotion' for most back pain problems. Core strengthening and healthy eating-and-drinking can help a lot too. Certainly do not smoke, as smokers have a 40% greater chance for backpain than non-smokers! use anti-inflammatories sparingly! ...Read more

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Is there a home test I can do to see what caused my lower back pain?

I do not know of: Any test but if you have arthritis some place else most likely you have it in your back. ...Read more

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Is there any quick home remedies for cramps+ lower back pain, thigh discomfort?

Is there any quick home remedies for cramps+ lower back pain, thigh discomfort?

Sure: Warm shower or a bath can decrease muscular tension and spasms/cramps. Make sure you are well hydrated and consider a multi-vitamin as these can cause cramping. Green tea and other foods may lessen inflammatory processes. Plenty of sleep also will your body to naturally heal itself. ...Read more

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Is lower back pain related to panic attacks? What are some home remedys to help cure them?

Is lower back pain related to panic attacks?  What are some home remedys to help  cure them?

Possibly: Anxiety in general can increase muscle tension, including in the low back. Other frequent areas are the top, back, and sides of head, neck, and shoulders. Any of this can lead to pain. Best plan, though, is to see your physician about the panic attacks. These can be helped through psychotherapy -- and also medication, if needed. Treatment of anxiety may free you from both conditions. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain this pain is taavling in my legs this pain is present last three months please ans me with some home remidies ?

No home remidies: There are no home remidies that will help you. It says here you're pregnant. Low back pain that's taavling in your legs could be a herniated disc or an obstetric nerve problem or sciatica or all 3. If so, it's something you have to live with, pregnant or not, or it's something that's treatable but that no doctor will touch while you're pregnant unless it's to save your life or your baby's. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy to alleviating cramps, lower back pain, and thigh discomfort?

Moist heat: Get a large size towel sprinkle some water on it, put it in microwave for 3-4 minutes and use over the painful area, repeat 2-3 time. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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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