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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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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 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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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 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 sciatica pain?

What is the best treatment for sciatica pain?

Options: You have multiple options, the mainstay of treatment are interdisciplinary and include physical therapy, acupuncture, medications (anti-inflammatories, nerve pain agents) and epidural steroid injections. Depending on your response surgery may need to be considered. There continue to be emerging technologies to treat sciatica in a minimally invasive fashion. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pain in arch?

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 treatment for lower back pain for a youngster?

Need evaluation: It is certainly not normal for a youngster to have lower back pain so i would recommend evaluation by a doctor who specializes in this area. The conditions that cause back pain in kids is much different than in adult. ...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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What is the best treatment for lower back disk degeneration?

Exercise: Exercise is the number 1 treatment for deg disease. Now once to have attempted this and if you still need more help then you can discuss medication with your doctor ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic muscle pain?

MUSCLE PAIN: Best treatment would be to have a full evaluation by a neurologist to understand what specifically contributes to the muscle problems. Then that cause is treated directly if possible (sometimes with antispasmodics or anti-inflammatories). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for back trauma?

What is the best treatment for back trauma?

Evaluation: When trauma is sustained to the back, it is important to be seen either in the er or with a spine specialist. Most traumatic injuries to the back, are minor, yet quite painful. It is important to get x-rays to rule out fractures in trauma. If there are issues with mobilization or neurologic issues, additional treatments may be necessary. ...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 gout and pain?

See a doctor: Medication for pain and or swelling and to control the gout. If pain is acute sometimes steroid injections can be given. ...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 NSAID is best for low back pain?

What NSAID is best for low back pain?

Hard to say: Different people respond differently to various NSAIDs so there is not one that is consistently better than others. Try naproxen first. This is the one NSAID without cardiovascular risk. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pain of neuropathy?

What is the best treatment for pain of neuropathy?

Control glucose: Most important is to control ur blood sugar-w/o that it will likely cont to progress. Tx aimed @ sx include oral: gabapentin, pregabalin, some antidepressants (ex duloxetine), more & topical: capsaicin, lidocaine, tens, more. Dfclt to predict who will respond to which the best. Lots of choices & i gen talk thru in's & out's of many & decide together which to try 1st, etc. May need combo top + oral. ...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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What is the best pain medication for tooth ache?

What is the best pain medication for tooth ache?

Ibuprofen/tylenol: Alternating 3 Ibuprofen with 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) at 3 hour intervals gives almost narcotic levels of pain relief without the complications of narcotics. Assuming you can tolerate Ibuprofen and don't exceed the maximum daily dosage for either medication, there is a synergystic effect. ...Read more

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What is the normal treatment for chronic back pain?

What is the normal treatment for chronic back pain?

See below: First step is education and trying to unlearn some popular misconceptions about back pain. Next engagement is some type of physical exercise is key. Use of physical therapy, massage, yoga, stress reduction and mind-body techniques are also very helpful. Try to decrease over-reliance on medications, particularly narcotic medications which appear to be rather ineffective and do more harm than good. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a severe pressure sore?

What is the best treatment for a severe pressure sore?

Wound care specialis: See a wound care specialist or center because pressure sores may require a multi-disciplinary team to enhance nutrition, control contributing systemic or local disease, institute physical therapy, recommend appropriate medical regimens or treatment protocols including possible surgery. ...Read more

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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