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What Is The Recommended Bed For Back Pain Relief
Refer to answer: Bed matter is over rated in the media. The rule to buy any bed is the bed material is to contour to your body, and not the other way around. Too soft you sink in, or too hard for your weight is not good. For adults soft beds are made for 100 lb.. And firm beds are made for people of 250 lb. And over. Sleep on the bed for 15-20 minutes before you make decision to pay for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different : Each person varies. Depends on weight was well. Best to go to the store and try them out. ...Read more
Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more
Relief pain sciatica: You mean pain of sciatica.Sciatica is caused by irritation or compression of one or more of the five spinal nerve roots which comprise sciatic nerve.It can be from herniated disc, spinal stenosis or piriform syndrom.Your doctor will be able to explain what these are.The treatment is non steroidal pain meds like motrin, muscle relaxants, bed rest is controversal, and some time physical therapy may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: For acute back pain, bed rest can help. I do not recommend more than 24-36 hour of bedrest, since prolonged bedrest has its own complications (blood clot, pnuemonia, sores, bone mass loss, etc.). After a short course of bedrest, progressive increases in daily ambulation is recommended. A doctor visit may also be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Start with Tylenol (acetaminophen): Persistent pain should be checked out. Overuse of tylenol type medications (acetaminophen) can cause liver and kidney problems. The typical nsaid's like ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) and even occasional Aspirin can work, also. Bottom line is you need to find out what is causing the pain, so you need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. Treatment involves nsaid's, pt for mckenzie exercises, core exercises pilates/yoga/piyo. See a doc if persistent. ...Read more
Neck Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the cervical spine (neck) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
Probably not: This sounds like someone is marketing a non-FDA approved nutritional supplement with a name that is designed to sound almost exactly like "Celebrex", an FDA-approved non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that can be effective for some pain conditions. I would avoid "celadrex" like the plague. The only way it might help for back pain is that you wallet will weigh less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache: Over the counter pain relief medications are extremely effective for the vast majority of headaches. These medicines can be bought at a pharmacy or a supermarket without a prescription. Examples are: - paracetamol (eg panadol brand) - ibuprofen (eg neurofen brand) - aspirin Don't forget to drink plenty of water and take some rest as well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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