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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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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 to cure chronic back pain?

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 to do for lower back pain problems?

What to do for lower back pain problems?

Low back pain: Work on strengthening your core muscles (low back and abdomen) through a low impact routine. Stretching is very important and can include traction, knees to chest, pelvic tilts, etc. A medicine ball is a good tool. These exercises can be guided by a therapist or chiropractor with other modalities as well. More aggressive options include cortisone injections. ...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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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 for chronic and acute sinus pain?

See your doctor: Chronic sinus pain has a number of possible causes. The simplest is allergy or chronic sinusitis. However there are other causes that can require treatment including surgery. One simple method for clearing out your sinuses is the use of saline irrigation (neti pot and the like). This can be acquired at pharmacy and used at home. Decongestants can help with discomfort, but not long term solutions. ...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 someone do for chronic back/hip/leg pain?

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen where a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the specific cause of your pain and the treatment options available. ...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 should I take to relieve chronic back pain?

What should I take to relieve chronic back pain?

See doctor: Chronic back pain mean that you have been experiencing pain for 3 or more months. It is now time to find out what is wrong . Make an appointment to see your pcp for complete evaluation. It may be as simple/complex as being overweight or a muscle strain. It may be kidney problems or arthritis or disc problems. Getting the correct diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have chronic lower back pain.Please help!?

What to do if I have chronic lower back pain.Please help!?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. Please go to see a health care provider (pain management doctor, physiatrist, neurologist, spine doctor ..) you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What to use for extreme. Back pain?

What to use for extreme. Back pain?

See your doctor: Extreme pain is never good and you deserve to have that treated or at least evaluated. Always start with your pcp. If not available it's ok to seek care for extreme pain from an emergency clinic. ...Read more

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What can I do for chronic knee pains?

What can I do for chronic knee pains?

Several things: Anti-inflammatories, ice, a elastic knee sleeve type brace, stretching of the quads and hamstrings, and strengthening of the quads and hamstrings without deep knee flexion exercises. But first get evaluated and find the specific reason for your chronic knee pain to get the correct treatement. ...Read more

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What to do for chest pain and back pain?

What to do for chest pain and back pain?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I need to see for chronic back pain, fatigue and weakness?

Rheumatologist: I would probably start with a rheumatologist but back pain is a complaint that is often handled by orthopedists, neurologists and pain management. ...Read more

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What should I do for chronic back/hip/leg pain?

What should I do for chronic back/hip/leg pain?

Visit : A podiatrist to see if you have a short leg syndrome which leads to disproportionate body weight distribution and pain on one side of the body. Treatment could be as easy as a $2 heel lift or something more extensive. See your pain physician or podiatrist. ...Read more

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What to do for permanent back ache and stiffness?

What to do for permanent back ache and stiffness?

Permanent backache: Provided you have a normal spine and have not hurt yourself lifting a heavy object, it is most likely deconditioned muscles that need some exercise. Start with daily walking of about 2miles and gradually add other exercises. Swimming is a great way to stay fit. Maintain ideal or near ideal body weight and avoid junk food and carbonated and sugary drinks. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage my chronic pelvic pain?

What can I do to manage my chronic pelvic pain?

History and PE: Have your physician examine the hips and pelic musculature and perform a pelic exam after a thorough history. Tat will help direct your doctor to perform any lab work or medical imaging that may be indicated. ...Read more

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