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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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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 exercise(s) for lower back pain?

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

Yoga!: Often the best exercise for your low back doesn't involve exercising the low back at all. Stretching the back, and strengthening the abdominal and oblique muscles, as well as stretching hamstrings and glutes (buttocks) can really help. Massage (rolling on one or two tennis balls in a sock on a carpeted floor) is good, but in the longer run, yoga is terrific. ...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 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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Which backrest is best for lower back pain? 

Which backrest is best for lower back pain? 

See below: You want something that promotes good posture. Anything that encourates a curvature of the back just above your hips is fine. I bought a special back support on line but actually a cylinder shaped pillow that i bought at wal-mart works better. They cost about the same, maybe 15 dollars. ...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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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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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 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 way to releive lower back pain?

What is the best way to releive lower back pain?

Exercise: There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain. The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to create core strength and loose weight. I also suggest daily stretching and core strength exercises. You can find these exercises at: http://harvardneurosurgeon.Com/pt2.Html. ...Read more

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What is the best workout for lower stomach area?

What is the best workout for lower stomach area?

Getting lean : There are no exercises that will specifically attack abdominal fat--all you can do is get as lean as you can by eating less and exercising more. Central obesity is very important to control in order to avoid long term risks of diabetes and hypertension and early heart attack. ...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 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 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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Extreme lower back problems! what is the best treatment for this?

Several ways: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. You may need additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Back support can help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

No single answer: There are many treatments for these two areas. Often arthritis of the thumb can be treated with topical ice and simple pain medications like acetaminophen or Advil (ibuprofen) Similar approaches with the back but often need higher doses Physical therapy for back is also very helpful You are somewhat young for typical osteoarthritis so there may be other things going on See a rheumatologist for surecdiagnosis ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for occasional lower leg cramp?

What is the best treatment for occasional lower leg cramp?

Make sure you : Are well hydrated. I find magnesium supplements to be helpful, particularly if dealing with a night cramp. Bananas for their potassium may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What is the reason for pain in lower right side of your back and stomach?

What is the reason for pain in lower right side of your back and stomach?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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


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