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How to treat lower back pain?
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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 !

In brief: 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 !
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arthur Sands
Dr. Arthur Sands
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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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