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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Chronic Back Pain (Definition)

Chronic back pain is pain that lasts for more than 3 months. Chronic back pain has usually not responded to conservative measures. Other treatment options include ...Read more


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What to do for chronic back pain without taking drugs?

What to do for chronic back pain without taking drugs?

Chronic back pain: Moist heat to the painful area can help relax tense muscles; stretching exercises can also help relax muscle spasm. Therapeutic massage feels good and relaxes muscles to relieve pain. Osteopathic manipulation or chiropractic can relax stiff muscles as well as relieve pressure on nerves & realign structures. ...Read more

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What can u do for chronic back pain?

What can u do for chronic back pain?

Treatments: Chronic back pain is usually musculoskeletal and so aggressive therapy is wise - such as physical therapy and/or daily stretching and anti-inflammatory medication. Heat could be used as well to help with muscles. If your pain involves the vertebrae and spinal nerves you may wish to visit a pain management specialist to see if other medications or injections may be helpful. ...Read more

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What do you do for chronic back pain day to day?

What do you do for chronic back pain day to day?

Exercise: The most important aspect of treating and preventing back pain is staying active and healthy. Getting involved with a good pt program to get started and then sticking to a regimen on a daily basis on your own is always beneficial. Try to work on core strengthening. Weight loss is often helpful as well for patients that are overweight. ...Read more

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What can I do for chronic back.Pain my norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is no longer effective?

What can I do for chronic back.Pain  my norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is no longer effective?

Talk to Pain Doctor: There are a variety of methods that can be used to treat your pain. Talking to a pain doctor can help you figure out what is best for you. ...Read more

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What to do to cure chronic back pain?

Core strengthening: You can improve chronic lbp, but curing it is harder. You will have the best outcome with home exercises program. Get a stability ball with dvd/poster. Do exercises on this 20-30 minutes a day. Most folks will notice improvement after 6 months of consistent exercising of the core (abs, later flank muscles and upper and lower back muscles). See exerciseball.Com for animations. Other good dvds, . ...Read more

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What can I do about chronic back pain?

Many therapies: Have a work up (mri). Determine cause and severity. Start otc anti inflammatory. Exercise program/ physical therapy. Prescription anti inflammatory/muscle relaxer/pain killer. If fails, epidural injections. If persists, consider surgery. ...Read more

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What to do for my chronic back pain on planes?

Exercise on plane: Do small stretches on the plane. Get up and walk every 30 min to hour on the plane. Stretch the back as well as the legs. No smoking. Weight loss. Core strengthening. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I do about chronic back pain?

I'm curious as to what can I do about chronic back pain?

Several ways: For most, it begins with what the back symptoms mean and then usually some changes in lifestyle like regular exercise with flexibility routine, cardiovascular and core strengthening exercises, weight control, smoking cessation and improved sleeping habits as well as avoiding becoming depressed which can magnify pain symptoms. If you have not had a recent physical, get checked out before starting. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I do about chronic back pain?

Exercise and: Physical therapy are key. Do not stay in bed, make sure you get up, move around, work on core strengthening. These things will all help with chronic back pain. Discuss with your physician first, but consider things like yoga. See www.Spine-health.Com for some more information. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do about chronic back pain?

Can anyone tell me what can I do about chronic back pain?

PM;R physician: Because of the breath of knowledge and training, a board certified pm;r interventional pain specialist is a great place to go to get evaluated for the cause and treatment of chronic low back pain. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a ruptured disc in my lower back. I have a lot of pain in lower back, leg, foot. What should I do? Chronic back pain

I have been diagnosed with a ruptured disc in my lower back. I have a lot of pain in lower back, leg, foot. What should I do? Chronic back pain

Integrative care: A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials. Physical therapy and other conservative measures, including medication management, are considered first line treatment. If these fail, your physician may recommend epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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What can I do about my chronic back pain?

What can I do about my chronic back pain?

Many things: First of all do you know why you have chronic back pain? What diagnostic tests have you had? What treatment have you had? How severe is it? Then i can better answer your question. In general you could try physical therapy, standard analgesics (unless there is any contraindication) or muscle relaxant. Snri class of antidepressant like Cymbalta (duloxetine) is fda approved for chronic pain. Acupuncture may help. ...Read more

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What should you do for your chronic back pain to cope day to day?

Chronic back pain: Preuming it is from ur spine, rest wel, wear good fitting shoes, sleep on a comfortble mattress, and do yoga. This does not help see ur doctor. Gentle back/spine exercises to stretch ur back may also help. ...Read more

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What else can I do to treat chronic back pain?

What else can I do to treat chronic back pain?

Cure back pain: You can't cure chronic back pain, but you can learn to live with it. Consider the book "full catastrophe living" by jon kabat-zinn. ...Read more

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What to do about chronic lower back pain & tmd?

What to do about chronic lower back pain & tmd?

No connection: You have 2 separate problems that need to be addressed separately. To receive the best care, you should always first consult your primary care physician, and he/she might refer you to a proper specialist for each problem. Example: TMD problem is an Orofacial Pain specialist field. ...Read more

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What are some things i can do for chronic back pain?

Back pain: If you can get to a pool or whirlpool, that will take a lot of pressure off your back. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do for chronic back pain excluding drugs?

Chronic Back Pain: Exercise, stretching, and strengthening is the key to most pain conditions. A tailored program can be developed with your physician taking in account your other medical issues if any. ...Read more

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What can be done for chronic back pain?

What can be done for chronic back pain?

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications. Regular exercise, weight loss, improved diet, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...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