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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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What can you do to relieve lower back pain?

What can you do to relieve lower back pain?

Back workout: Take Naproxen (aleve) twice a day and rest until your pain is gone. Then try the balanced circuit training exercises shown here: http://youtu.Be/godiqsneusu. ...Read more

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What should I do to reduce back pain at work?

What should I do to reduce back pain at work?

Stretch/strengthen: It is important to stretch your muscles every day - 5 minutes more in the shower in the moring will help, also doing back strengthening with exercise will help. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve chest pain and back ache at home?

What can I do to relieve chest pain and back ache at home?

See PCP: It is important not to ignore chest. Every organ and tissue in the chest cavity can be a source of the pain. A proper diagnosis is essential in preparing a proper treatment plan. The pcp will also evaluate the lower back and determine the cause. Your pcp will determine if a home treatment protocol is appropriate or if she/he should refer you to the proper specialties. ...Read more

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What are recommended exercises to do at the gym that will help ease my low back pain?

What are recommended exercises to do at the gym that will help ease my low 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 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. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do at home to relieve back pains?

Improve posture: Some times simple things go a long way; correcting your posture while you sit like sitting up straight while you drive or in office chair will help you. Simple neck exercises of neck stretching; your chin reaches your chest and stretch your head back all the way and to shoulders, do this ten times a day. Lie on your back and put your feet on a raised object till you feel your lower back rests. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage lower back pain?

Stretching: Core strenthening, heat, light stretching and anti-infklammatories are a good start. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth pain go away and come back again? What can help the pain when you go to bed? And what the bad way to help pain? Just want to know???

Can wisdom teeth pain go away and come back again? What can help the pain when you  go to bed? And what the bad way to help pain? Just want to know???

Yes. Oral surgeon: Yes, it can come and go, but the underlying problem still exists. See the wisdom tooth expert. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve my lower back pain?

What do you suggest to relieve my lower back pain?

Low back pain: Work on strengthening your core muscles (low back and abdomen) through a low impact routine. Stretching is very important and can include traction, knees to chest, pelvic tilts, etc. A medicine ball is a good tool. These exercises can be guided by a therapist or chiropractor with other modalities as well. More aggressive options include cortisone injections. See your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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What can I use to help upper back pain when camping?

What can I use to help upper back pain when camping?

Nerve root irritatio: If you are already having pains and should not be lifting heavy camping equipment on your back and shoulders. You must lighten your load and sleep with a cervical pillow.You may have neck nerve root irritation. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitatio. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with sciatic pain?

What can I do to help with sciatic pain?

Many: It depends on the extent of pain you may try medications and rehab however if the pain is severe you can see a pain management doctor for an epidural injection. If you have failed multiple modalities surgery is an option. ...Read more

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What can you do for back pain?

Need more informatin: We need more information to advice you.Back pain is a common symptom and can be caused by many different causes.Like post trauma, inflammation, diseases of the spine, muscle conditions, arthritis, spodylitis, collagen diseases and others you can try over the counter pain killers and if it persists consult your doctor to find the cause of your back pain. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a lower back strain?

What can you do to treat a lower back strain?

Back Strain: Low back pain is a fact of life. Just about everybody will suffer from it sooner or later. One of the main causes of back pain, whether acute or chronic, is low back strain. http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/low-back-strain ...Read more

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What can I do to ease a back ache without going to the chiropractor?

What can I do to ease a back ache without going to the chiropractor?

Lifestyle adjustment: Assuming it is typical back ache, not associated with more serious issues like urinary tract infection, treatment includes regular exercise, not smoking, a good night's sleep, weight control and simple things like heat applications as well as avoiding prolonged sedentary positions. One can use some over the counter medications if no medical reasons that would prevent there use such as tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to reduce lower back pain and what stretches can I do?

Is there something i can do to reduce lower back pain and what stretches can I do?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of nsaid's, salonpas hot patches, heat/ice may also help. If no access to a pt, try pilates/yoga/piyo. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent lower back pain?

Be lucky, very lucky: 80% of all people will have significant back pain during their lifetime. So prevention is a bit of a loaded term. However, core strength and good ergonomics go a long way at minimizing back pain complaints. Do not smoke. That is about the only significant influence that can be modified. Avoid reaching and lifting/bending away from the body especially heavy weight. The rest is truly chance. ...Read more

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How do you relieve your lower back pain?

How do you relieve your lower back pain?

See below: Back pain is usually self limiting. Heat, nsaids and rest are usually all it takes. Try a massage. If all that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the pain?

Your question is : not specific. . The first step is to find the cause of your pain and treat that. ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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