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Treating Lower Back Pain
Give it time: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management i would see your physician. You would also want to see your physician sooner if you have any fever, chills, night sweats, or bowel/bladder changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Several things: First make sure this is not related to a urinary tract infection. Next, check with your doctor to see if sumple exercises are ok and if past your first trimester, a pregnancy harness may help as your back mechanics are altered as your abdominal region enlarges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See you doctor: See your physician for proper evaluation. Various things could cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more
Depends: Most episodes of low back pain improve within1-2 weeks when treated with anti-inflammatory medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) may be a sign of more serious problems and require a physician consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry to hear: That. If that pain is too severe, go to the er. Also, if you have any bowel or bladder issues with it, also go to er. Keep walking and moving as long as it does not make the pain worse. Gentle stretching, again unless it makes it much worse. Stay hydrated, try over the counter Ibuprofen if this medicine is appropriate for you. Most importantly, get the correct diagnosis to target treatment. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If it's musculoskeletal, can try warm heat, or heating pads, muscle relaxers, or massage and chiropractic treatments can be very helpful. I am a big fan of airrosti treatments for deep myofascial pain (they work, but they are not fun!). If it's a kidney problem or a spinal cord problem, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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