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What Is The Best Treatment For Low Back Pain
Osteopath: On-going low back pain in senior male needs examination to rule out tumors, aneurysm, infection, herniated disk & Ankylosing Spondylitis. If no diagnosis other than "muscle spasm" try alternative therapies: If manipulation & acupuncture not immediately effective then massage, Aqua-therapy, biofeedback & yoga might benefit. Cannabis is helpful to allay pain and increase sleep. See an Osteopath. ...Read more
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
What is the best treatment for mild scoliosis that causes lower back pain? Would bracing be helpful? Any other suggestions?
Scoliosis : Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The best initial treatments include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. Bracing can be helpful. It is important to be followed by a spine surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced or if there is intractable pain then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely the problem: A sacralized L5 segement suggests that this level is fused with the sacrum. This means there is no motion at the disc so should not cause pain. In some people, they can have a pseudo-articulation (or false joint) form where L5 and s1 are still connected. This can be a pain generator but can be tough to treat. A diagnostic injection can help determine if this where the pain is coming from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes Many: Sacralization of the L5 is not generally the only problem you may have. Often times the spinal levels above them cause more problems, however I would suggest seeing a spine/pain fellowship trained physician who can address your real concerns and educate you on what to do for relief and what you may be able to do to maintain relief as well. ...Read more
Having intense low back pain due to ddd (diagnosed 20+ yrs ago, i'm in my mid 30's). I'm active, no alternative treatment seems to help?
6mm herniated disc,L4-L5. Lower back pain and now into hip. Is steroid normal initial treatment. What's best, very painful at times.
Therapy Usually fist: if the herniation is posterolateral, then epidural or foraminal steroid injection(s) is a possible answer. But your symptoms suggest that the herniation is more central. In case of lateral herniation, the pain would go down to the top of your thigh and your knee( L4 nerve root caught at L4-5). So I think you should try low back strengthening, traction, or a McKenzie certified therapist first! ...Read more
Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First see an MD/DO.: You will need a diagnosis and referral to see a physical therapist. Consult a physiatrist who specializes in spine care to get a specific diagnosis. Then based on the specific cause of your back pain, the doctor can coordinate care (including specific physical therapy modalities and therapeutic exercise) for optimal outcome. ...Read more
I have slight scoliosis. Experience low back pain. Have been receiving spinal manipulation treatments. Now get tingle sensations low back what's wrong?
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