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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

"Superman" exercises: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the legs. The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. See my back pain healthguide. ...Read more

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Which exercise is the best for alleviating back pain?

Which exercise is the best for alleviating back pain?

Exercise v back pain: Check out following re specific exercises that benefit those w/bad back: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/exercises-to-reduce-low-back-pain, http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/lower-back-pain-10/slideshow-exercises, http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00302 & http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/multimedia/back-pain/sls-20076265. Don't forget healthy nutrition! ...Read more

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What's the best medicine for back pain?

What's the best medicine for back pain?

No medicine!: The best medicine for low back pain is ice, heat, stretching, exercise and time. Topical creams and patches may help too. Medicine by mouth should be avoided unless the above do not help. The type of medicine used should be guided by a physician. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to relieve back pain?

What are the best ways to relieve back pain?

Exam: first a checkup and xrays. Next mild antiinflammatory medication and capsacin muscle rubs. No heavy lifting or beding until cleared by your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best pain medication for back pain?

What is the best pain medication for back pain?

No "best": There is no best medication for back pain. Some people do well with tylenol, (acetaminophen) others do well with anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, nerve pain agents and many others. In my opinion the best treatment for back pain is to try to get moving again as best you can as well as a series of stretching and core strengthening exercises. My favorite for all of these things is yoga. ...Read more

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What is the best that I can take for a back pain?

What is the best that I can take for a back pain?

Medications?: Likely, you're talking about meds.The answer depends on type of pain, location, duration, severity, etc.Simple joint pain-most people take nsaids.Muscular pain - nsaids + muscle relaxants & heat or cold, but nsaids can prevent healing. Best bet? See your local osteopathic doctor for a proper eval and treatment.You might not even need meds after a good history, hands-on diagnosis, & manual treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sit if you have back pain?

What is the best way to sit if you have back pain?

Variable: Usually with ears over shoulders, shoulders over hips straight line. And find the comfortable position. Keep feet solid on ground too. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce back pain in a old person?

What is the best way to reduce back pain in a old person?

Depends on the cause: Treatment for back pain really depends on the cause. If the cause is a muscle/tendon issue, back stretching and strengthening is usually beneficial. If it is due to poor body mechanics, then having a trainer and ergonomic specialist may be helpful. See your doctor to find the cause and discuss with him/her about what treatment options are best for your specific situation. ...Read more

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What's the best way to deal with chronic nerve and back pain ?

Nerve & back pain: There is no such thing as one best way for chronic pain management whether it's nerve pain or back pain as every individual is unique. In general, chronic pain has different pain pathway mechanisms and responds differently than acute pain. Antiseizure meds such as Neurontin or lyrica, (pregabalin) and antidepressant meds such as cymalta or Amitriptyline can be considered. Physical therapy can help. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,099 doctors shared insights

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