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What to do if I have a painful canker sore in the back of my throat, what can be done?

What to do if I have a painful canker sore in the back of my throat, what can be done?

If you can see it: And access it with a cotton swab, try a product called zilactin (many pharmacies carry). Place a small drop on the small swab and apply a thin coating over the canker (grab on to something- burns a little at first.... ) let your dentist treat it w other medications or a laser if you can. 10-14 days is the usual course for resolution. Good luck! ...Read more

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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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


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What do you suggest to relieve the lower back pain that i woke up with this morning?

What do you suggest to relieve the lower back pain that i woke up with this morning?

NSAIDS/ice/heat: Anti-inflammatory medications (if no contra-indication for them), cold packs and hot compress 20 minutes on, and about an hour off prior to re-applying. Avoid any heavy lifting, and avoid repetitive bending/squatting/twisting by waist. If symptoms persist, seek medical care. ...Read more

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I have a really bad canker sore in the back of my mouth. It hurts to eat,open my mouth and talk what can I do to relieve the pain?

I have a really bad canker sore in the back of my mouth. It hurts to eat,open my mouth and talk what can I do to relieve the pain?

Canker sore: canker sores are commo oral ulcerations that will heal in 7-10 days. They increase when under stress or from trauma and other reasons. Avoid hot, spicy foods. OTC medications can help. If it does not heal, gets worse or you get them frequently see a dentist ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in upper back and neck when i get up?

What can I do for this pain in upper back and neck when i get up?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a very painful ulcer in the back of my throat and it's hard for me to eat and speak what can I do to ease the pain?

I have a very painful ulcer in the back of my throat and it's hard for me to eat and speak what can I do to ease the pain?

Find out the cause: You need to see your physician to try to find out the cause of the problem now. Troubles speaking suggests an issue around the larynx or voice box. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

What to do if I have sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

OTC medication / Dr.: The popping feeling could be muscle soreness after a vertebrae jarred out of place. Trial Ibuprofen 800 mg three times a day, or Naproxen as directed. Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg four times a day can be used at the same time. If no relief, find a doctor who performs trigger point injections. An Osteopath (DO) can do the injections as well as do spinal manipulation to move the vertebrae back into place. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain. What can I do in the mean time while waiting to see a doctor?

I have severe lower back pain. What can I do in the mean time while waiting to see a doctor?

NSAID's: Can be helpful for pain, heating pad (but don't get burned), warm water from shower on your back & massage. ...Read more

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I have a terrible burning in my upper stomach what is this and what to do to relieve pain?

Get checked: This could be simple heartburn, but it could also be something more serious, such as an ulcer. You can try taking tums, rolaids, or an antacid such as tagamet (cimetidine) or prilosec. If they don't work, you should see your doctor. Even if they do work, if the problem comes back you should get checked. Solve the underlying problem so you don't have to take medicine all the time. ...Read more

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My lower back pain is causing me to have a stiff leg. What can I do to treat this?

My lower back pain is causing me to have a stiff leg. What can I do to treat this?

It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the most excruciating pain in my lower back! please help?

What to do if I have the most excruciating pain in my lower back! please help?

Please see a doctor: Too many possible causes and little history e location and initiating cause. Please see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a tingling sensation on my neck and lb back pain what can it mean?

What to do if I have a tingling sensation on my neck and lb back pain what can it mean?

See a doctor soon. : It could be nothing more that anxiety or something serious but it surely a reason to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I need advice on what to do with this pain in my lower abdominal and buttocks?

I need advice on what to do with this pain in my lower abdominal and buttocks?

Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my lower spinal and upper butt area what is that called?

Low back pain: There are many potential causes for this and you should consult an orthopedic surgeon if this is a persistent and bothersome issue. ...Read more

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What to do with a left jawbone locked and sore?

What to do with a left jawbone locked and sore?

Jawbone: You may have a TMJ problem. Consult your dentist or an oral surgeon ...Read more

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What to do if I have horrible back pain in my upper back, does it cound like a pinched nerve?

Perhaps...: Pinched nerves usually cause pain mostly but can also cause weakness and changes in sensation. When a 'pinched nerve' is in the cervical spine, these symptoms usually affect the arms, in the thoracic spine it wraps around the chest and abdomen, in lumbar spine it affects the legs. These may or may not be associated with some back pain. If your pain is horrible then you need to be seen and eval. ...Read more

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What can I do for sore back and arm in pain for.Week.Now help x?

What can I do for sore back and arm in pain for.Week.Now help x?

See Doctor: If this came on suddenly without a traumatic incident i would treat with advil (ibuprofen) for a few days, but if there is no improvement in a week you should get help from a pain specialist. Could be as simple as a strain, but could be more serious, . ...Read more

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What exercise or stretch can I do for my upper back pain to help loosen it up?

What exercise or stretch can I do for my upper back pain to help loosen it up?

Spine nerve irritate: Many physical therapy sites will show you the best stretches for your muscles. You may have back nerve root irritation with significant muscle spasms, esp deep spasms which cannot be really stretched with exercise. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What should I do to ease the pain from the canker sore I have in the back of my throat?

What should I do to ease the pain from the canker sore I have in the back of my throat?

Options: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. See physician if not resolving. ...Read more

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My back hurts cause of a back knot. What do you recommend?

My back hurts cause of a back knot. What do you recommend?

Stretch and Exercise: At your age, i would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, i would consider evaluation by a spine/pain specialist for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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Don't know what I should do for a sore lower back?

Sprain/strain?: Many cases of LBP are due to muscular strain issues, but some are due to discogenic and sacroiliac issues. See your doctor to exclude problems, and if minor issue, see a physical therapist. Long-term exercises, especially McKenzie approaches can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

OTC medication / Dr.: The popping feeling could be muscle soreness after a vertebrae jarred out of place. Trial Ibuprofen 800 mg three times a day, or Naproxen as directed. Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg four times a day can be used at the same time. If no relief, find a doctor who performs trigger point injections. An Osteopath (DO) can do the injections as well as do spinal manipulation to move the vertebrae back into place. ...Read more

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What should you do when you have a sore lower back?

What should you do when you have a sore lower back?

Streching: For a common back strain you should do streching of your back muscles and exercises to strengthening your back plus abominal muscles.Applying heat or ice will help.Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen and may be get some massage to relax the muscles. ...Read more

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What stretches/exercises can I do for sore lower back. Had surgery pinched nerve. Tingling burning in upper left thigh bad tailbone pain. Sore standin?

What stretches/exercises can I do for sore lower back. Had surgery pinched nerve. Tingling burning in upper left thigh bad tailbone pain. Sore standin?

Core strengthening: Core exercises for your abdominal, oblique, and back muscles can help strengthen and support the soft tissue envelope around your spine. Although this doesn't necessarily change the condition of a pinched nerve, maintaining a neutral position can help minimize the risk of further injury to your nerve. Once the nerve pain resolves, yoga, pilates, and general conditioning/stretching can also help. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore lower back. Can't walk straight. Should I go see a chiropractor?

I woke up with a sore lower back. Can't walk straight. Should I go see a chiropractor?

A trip to your: family doc or ER would be a good place to start. You can see a chiropractor if you like after you have a clear idea about what is going on. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If I have a sore lower back what should I do?

If I have a sore lower back what should I do?

Short rest: Try to rest for a couple days. I would recommend taking anti-inflammatory medications. If the pain persists you'll need to see a doctor who could refer you to a physical therapist. ...Read more

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I have a sore lower back.Where can I get help with this kind of issue?

I have a sore lower back.Where can I get help with this kind of issue?

See details: Most primary care doctors can handle this. Otherwise, see a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have a sore lower back from sitting at my desk too much. What are some good stretches I can do to relieve the pain?

I have a sore lower back from sitting at my desk too much.  What are some good stretches I can do to relieve the pain?

Treat Your Own Back: Much of the cause of lower back pain is from sitting for hours at desks or in a car. Poor posture adds fuel to the fire. Most of the time, our backs are in flexion (bent forward) and too little time in extension (arched). Robin mackenzie, a physical therapist's "treat your own back" has good explanations, excellent exercises, clear diagrams/pictures. It costs about $15. ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for a sore lower back?

What's the best remedy for a sore lower back?

Most are self limit: Most just get better with time, activity modification and heat or hot showers combined with light exercise and cardiovascular exercise. Otc medication can help as can life style changes like weight control, regular exercise and avoiding smoking. Good sleeping habits and a good mattress make a difference .Make sure you have good vitamin d intake and calcium intake. ...Read more

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What do you doctors do when you have a sore lower back?

What do you doctors do when you have a sore lower back?

Grin & bear it: A sore lower back is a fact of life for many people, including doctors. We try to maintain a healthy weight, remain fit, work on core strength, use ice/heat/tylenol/advil when necessary, and home exercises. In certain instances pt may be indicated. Sometimes, injections are tried. Surgery is indicated in certain instances when all else has failed. ...Read more

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What causes a sore lower back when you sit in a car for prolonged period?

What causes a sore lower back when you sit in a car for prolonged period?

Muscle fatigue: Muscle fatigue from continued activation of the same muscles over a period of time. This can lead to overcompensation by the surrounding muscles and worsen your discomfort and cause prolonged muscle tightness and spasms. Getting out of the car periodically may help to prevent this or some additional lumbar support on the car seat may help as well. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for a sore lower back?

Your own: If you have a primary care doctor, you can start there. In some states, you can go several times initially to a physical therapist to aee if some guided exercise and treatment helps. Some see a chiropractor. If these evaluations & treatments do not help, you can see a physiatrist, orthopedist, neurologist or a neurosurgeon for a further evaluation and treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective sleeping positions to help a sore lower back?

Can you please recommend some effective sleeping positions to help a sore lower back?

Usually, avoid : Sleeping on your stomach. Using a fetal or knee pulled up to chest position on either your right or left side with or without a pillow between your knees is a common recommendation as is sleeping on your back with your knees bent with pillows under them as well. ...Read more

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I'm on cd19 and I have a sore lower back i've been on Clomid (clomiphene) 150mg cd. 5 to 10 had a + OPK on cd11 what's going on could i be pregeant?

I'm on  cd19  and I have a sore lower back  i've been on Clomid (clomiphene) 150mg cd. 5 to 10  had a  + OPK on cd11 what's going on could i be pregeant?

Hard to tell: Your back is probably hurting because your ovaries are large due to corpus lutein cysts. It is too early to tell if you're pregnant or not this cycle. ...Read more

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Sore lower back after a run. Should I stop?

Sore lower back after a run. Should I stop?

No, but pay attn : A mildly sore low back is nothing to be concerned about. If it is severe, that's a different story. However a sore back is probably indicative of something going wrong. Most commonly, it is a weak core, poor form, or overtraining. One way to deal with it is to back of the volume & intensity of your running while adding in more core. Once it is better, ramp back up while maintaining the core. ...Read more

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Sore lower back hurts when paying down?

Flex the knees: If you are experiencing soreness when lying down, perhaps lordosis of low back is being aggravated. If you can tolerated lying flat, try flexing your knees with couple pillows under your knees. Also decubitus(fetal) position with knees and hips flexed as you rest on your side also takes extension out of lower spine. ...Read more

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Sore lower back where hips meet back. Cause?

Sore lower back where hips meet back. Cause?

Let's count the ways: Referred pain from hip or si joint, vascular, genitourinary, gi, tumor, infection , gynecological issues and then back issues: tumor, infection, rheumatologic, disc, facet joint, fracture, deformity, muscular, deconditioning, degenerative, spinal stenosis, epidural hematoma, instability to name the majority of causes. ...Read more

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I have a very sore lower back, and im also very tired with no energy at all?

Your question is???: you have not asked a question. However, this issue should be evaluated to rule out several causes of back pain including spondylitis and congenital problems. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have extremely sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

I have extremely sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

Disc or facet issue: May also be degenerative in nature especially if it eases up after being up for a while ; then gets worse toward late afternoon. Exercise, weight control ; smoking cessation can help if these are factors. Sometimes, other conditions can present as back pain so if it persists get it checked. You can try some over the counter medication such as ibuprophen. The facets are joints in the back. ...Read more