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What Is The Quickest Way To Relieve Sciatica Pain
Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare causes (tumors, infections). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve the pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated and may give the quickest relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. You may consider options like epidural steroid injections if not better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Home remedy: Avoid heavy lifting, stooping, and strenuous activities but continue normal daily activity. It's important not to sit and lay around all day. Heat or ice can help as well as Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen). If pain persists for more than 1 month, you need to go see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are some...: Local heat applications with hot/wet towel can cause some relief depending on the cause of arthritis. You need to know if it is degenerative(osteoarthritis) or is it rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis can be helped some by natural adjustments, not rheumatoid...This one will require medication given be a rheumatologist(specialist). ...Read more
Individual Program: Before engaging in exercises for back pain a full evaluation by physical therapy is in order. This will take into account your natural posture and your particular occupation and activities. A supervised exercise program should follow. Be cautious o the popular video exercises like wii. ...Read more
Shin splints: If you are walking or running for exercise you need to do adaequte stretching before and after activity. Icing the shins after a workout and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory like alleve or advil (ibuprofen) should help. To prevent further bouts, see a podiatrist. You may need an orthotic in your shoe to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out regenexx.com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anti-inflammatory: Mild hip arthritis can often improve with a short course of anti-inflammatory medication as well as physical therapy to focus on pelvic strength, range of motion, and flexibility. In some cases an intra-articular steroid injection can help if therapy or medications do not help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Period pains: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steroids: Ms causes periodic exacerbations that usually improve with time. Iv steroids will hasten that improvement but does not affect the long term disability. Chronic symptoms are treated symptomatically. In other words pain is treated with drugs like Gabapentin or fatigue with provigil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause?: Joint pain may have many causes. Once the cause of the pain is determined, an appropriate treatment plan can be made. However, drugs especially opiate(pain) analgesics are rarely warranted.Treatment may include bracing, physical therapy, injections, exercise, anti-inflammatory drugs and surgery. ...Read more
Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more
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