How to treat lower back pain?

Stretch ! Stretching our back and joints is important, just standing and stretching every so often will help. Proper "restorative sleep" , hydration, wight control and ergonomic measures at work and home will help. Progressive symptoms, leg weakness and changes in bladder or bowel habits must be evaluated !
See your PCP. Pcp = primary care provider. There are multiple causes of low back. The first step is to get a medical evaluation. Most back pain is due to muscle spasm, osteoarthritis, or mechanical factors. However, most cases are benign and resolve on their own. Pt, core exercises, heat & muscle relaxants can be very helpful. I have had excellent results with inversion tables. Don't try if contraindicated.
Lots to do. Lets assume the pain is not from something serious or a herniated disk, stenosis or anything pathologic. Exercise to sthengthen abdominal muscles and the muscles in your back, stretching, care to avoid bending and twisting at the same time, anti-inflammatories or tylenol, (acetaminophen) heat, good body posture and body mechanics (lifting correctly), weight reduction are a good start.Exercise and walk or swim.
Depends. Acute lbp 80% of the time resolve by itself within 1-3 weeks. You can have otc medication or have your dr prescribe an anti inflammatory/muscle relaxer combo. Chronic back pain or any back pain more than 3 weeks will depend on cause.

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Let us see. You know what is the cause of the lower back pain then we should treat it. Let me remind that treating your without medical advice is not recommended. Thank you. Read more...
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