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I have back pain?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Not uncommon

In many people better after a couple of days.
If not, see your doctor.

In brief: Not uncommon

In many people better after a couple of days.
If not, see your doctor.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor.

Most back pain is benign and goes away after a flare up.
Back pain that does not go away should be checked out by your doctor.

In brief: See your doctor.

Most back pain is benign and goes away after a flare up.
Back pain that does not go away should be checked out by your doctor.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Russell Chick
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Exercises

Posture, mechanics and exercises.

In brief: Exercises

Posture, mechanics and exercises.
Dr. Russell Chick
Dr. Russell Chick
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Dr. Foead Geula
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Common problem

Back pain affects many americans and is becoming increasingly prevalent with our increased life expectancy.
It has many causes and a thorough history and physical is needed to ascertain the source of your pain. Treatment options vary but may include medications, physical therapy, injections, or possibly surgery.

In brief: Common problem

Back pain affects many americans and is becoming increasingly prevalent with our increased life expectancy.
It has many causes and a thorough history and physical is needed to ascertain the source of your pain. Treatment options vary but may include medications, physical therapy, injections, or possibly surgery.
Dr. Foead Geula
Dr. Foead Geula
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very common

Back pain is one of the most common medical condition patient see a doctor for. Most back pain gets better with simple conservative treatments.
If it persist see a doctor.

In brief: Very common

Back pain is one of the most common medical condition patient see a doctor for. Most back pain gets better with simple conservative treatments.
If it persist see a doctor.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: When to see a doc?

Severe back pain that is associated with: weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor: http://www.
webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor

In brief: When to see a doc?

Severe back pain that is associated with: weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor: http://www.
webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor
Dr. Stephen Pool
Dr. Stephen Pool
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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Exercise

Try adjusting your activities, thinking about your posture, losing weight and strengthening your core.
Stretch, try ice and/or heat. If pain dies not resolve or you have numbness, tingling or weakness seek a spine specislist, like a physiatrist.

In brief: Exercise

Try adjusting your activities, thinking about your posture, losing weight and strengthening your core.
Stretch, try ice and/or heat. If pain dies not resolve or you have numbness, tingling or weakness seek a spine specislist, like a physiatrist.
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
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