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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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Which exercise is the best for alleviating back pain?

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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 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 treatment for moderate back pain?

What is the best treatment for moderate back pain?

Lower Back Pain: Conservative therapy works well for most patients with lower back pain. The use of prevention is the best - exercise, stretching, and strengthening. During the acute phase of pain - nsaids or acetaminophen, if not contraindicated, and heat and/or ice, usually work well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for low back pain?

What is the best treatment for low back pain?

See below: Low back pain is often a chronic condition. There are many conservative treatment options including medication, therapy, and sometimes injections. Surgery would be a last resort. Often the best way to treat chronic pain is to work on posture, exercise, modify diet. Seeing a physician would be recommended to discuss these options. ...Read more

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What is the best exerice for your lower belly.?

What is the best exerice for your lower belly.?

Lower abdominals.: It depends on your goal. If you want to strengthen your lower abs, core excersizes like squats, planks, and hanging knee raises will help. If you are interested in losing fat on that area, targeted excersizes do not work. Aerobic exersize, and eating a healthy diet should work on most people. Be sure to consult your doctor before starting a new exersize program. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get help for chronic lower back pain?

What is the best way to get help for chronic lower back pain?

Osteopathic Doctor: If conventional examinations haven't found the cause or conventional treatments haven't relieved the pain, consider an evaluation by an osteopathic physician, especially one who specializes in hands-on diagnosis and osteopathic manipulation. They can often find the cause and/or treat it when others can't. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lower back strain? Rest seems to help the most.

What is the best treatment for lower back strain? Rest seems to help the most.

NSAIDs, stretching: low back pain is a common problem. While disc disease and degeneration often is seen on x Rays, muscle is still the most common reason for continues pain. Therefore, anti inflammatories and muscle relaxants are good medicine choices. Stretching, massage, and strengthening will help. Learning proper ergonomics will prevent recurrences. PT can help. ...Read more

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Pain in right hip joint and lower back pain is getting worse, physio is not helping. What is the best way to ease the pain?

Pain in right hip joint and lower back pain is getting worse, physio is not helping. What is the best way to ease the pain?

Hip / back pain: Not sure where it is from. Was it caused by an injury? Is it in the muscles, the joints or the ligaments? How long have you worked with your physio? Do you do any other treatments, like ibuprofen, icing, or heat treatment? Do you do the exercises your physio teaches you on your own? Is the leg pain on the same side as the back pain? Have you had any tests to help evaluate? ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to relieve pain in my stomach?

What is the best treatment to relieve pain in my stomach?

A clear diagnosis: See your primary care for an evaluation and find out the root of your stomach problem. Then they can give you a clear treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to alleviate lower back pain?

What is the best way to alleviate lower back pain?

Correct diagnosis...: Fortunately, most low back pain does not last long and does respond to otc meds. However, finding the diagnosis is most important. Stay away from clinics or doctors that push narcotics! ...Read more

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What is the best pain management for muscular pain?

What is the best pain management for muscular pain?

Muscle pain: Try some initial ice followed by heat; hydrate well; have a gentle massage with a massage therapist and have physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to relieve upper and lower back pain?

Need advice on what is the the best way to relieve upper and lower back pain?

Osteopathic Doctor: Consult with a doctor or osteopathic medicine that is using manual manipulation. Some physical therapist are also trained in osteopathic manipulation. This is not a chiropractor! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pain in arch?

Depends on the cause: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended exercise for relieving back pain due to scoliosis?

What is the most recommended exercise for relieving back pain due to scoliosis?

Adjustment+exercise: You want to minimise progression of scoliosis & strengthen core. Suggest long term relationship w/ osteopathic physician who does omt (manipulation) see aao or cranial academy online. Feldenkrais also very useful for learning to sense your own body, tai chi, qi gong, and esp yoga can be very helpful. One-on-one pilates if possible also good. Remember get best alignment 1st, strengthen 2nd. ...Read more

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Ideas? What pain killer is the best for severe back and chronic pain that works?

See pain management: There are numerous types of medications as well as minor surgical procedures that can control your pain. A pain management specialist can diagnose and treat your pain reasonably well. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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