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Any suggestion on how to ease mild/moderate back pain without surgery?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Meds and exercise

The easiest way to alleviate mild to moderate back pain is a short course of anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen.
As well as exercise, especially core strengthening and stretching. An excellent way to do this is yoga and pilates. Because they focus on core and stretching without impact and stress to the low back. But please see a physician first for medication and exercise safety.

In brief: Meds and exercise

The easiest way to alleviate mild to moderate back pain is a short course of anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen.
As well as exercise, especially core strengthening and stretching. An excellent way to do this is yoga and pilates. Because they focus on core and stretching without impact and stress to the low back. But please see a physician first for medication and exercise safety.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

A physiatrist, (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) would be a great doctor to see for this problem. He/she will take your history, perform a detailed physical examination, order appropriate tests as needed and design a rehabilitation plan that should help you relieve pain.
Btw, surgery is in no way appropriate for the vast majority of lower back pain syndromes.

In brief: See below

A physiatrist, (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) would be a great doctor to see for this problem. He/she will take your history, perform a detailed physical examination, order appropriate tests as needed and design a rehabilitation plan that should help you relieve pain.
Btw, surgery is in no way appropriate for the vast majority of lower back pain syndromes.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: See a physiatrist

The best medicine for low back pain is ice, heat, stretching, exercise and time.
Topical creams and patches may help too. Medicine by mouth should be avoided unless the above do not help. The type of medicine used should be guided by a physician. Sometimes injections may be helpful as well.

In brief: See a physiatrist

The best medicine for low back pain is ice, heat, stretching, exercise and time.
Topical creams and patches may help too. Medicine by mouth should be avoided unless the above do not help. The type of medicine used should be guided by a physician. Sometimes injections may be helpful as well.
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
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