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How can I address lower back pain?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Physical therapy.

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints an internist will see.
Physical therapy, rest, heat and if needed anti-inflammatory and/or muscle relaxants medications are commonly used. If no relief is obtained further work-up would be indicated including imaging studies.

In brief: Physical therapy.

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints an internist will see.
Physical therapy, rest, heat and if needed anti-inflammatory and/or muscle relaxants medications are commonly used. If no relief is obtained further work-up would be indicated including imaging studies.
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Actually, many weeks of physical therapy and medications can often be completely avoided if a good history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam is performed. Well-trained osteopathic doctors can often find the root cause of such problems and can easily correct them with osteopathic manipulation, thus shortening the recovery time from weeks or months to hours or days. Even if the pain is chronic or recurrent, it can be helped and often times stopped with manipulative treatment.
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