What's the best seat cushion for low back pain?

Good seat back. The best would be one that has a cushion for the lower back to maintain the normal curvature of the lower back.

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I don't want to develop low back pain? What's my best bet?

Core strengthening. Stay in shape, especially your abdomen and the muscles of your low back. Do not focus on crunches exclusively - movements with a rotational component are also important. Learn to lift from your knees. Despite all of that, some things happen that are outside of your control. Read more...
Healthy lifestyle. Stay active. No high heels. No tobacco - tobacco is associated with higher risk for pain and also prevents injuries from healing. Avoid being overweight. Avoid prolonged sitting. Healthy diet. Exercise...Doesn't have to be intense to be effective. Emotional health - psychological problems can contribute to pain. Read more...

Best way to sleep with low back pain?

Bask. On your back with a small pillow on the lumbar/loin(lower back) area. Read more...
To lessen pain. Your body will typically tell you how to best sleep. Find position of comfort and try to rig a way to keep in position. A lot of people find laying on their side with pillow between knees and one behind back and in front of chest to prevent them from turning onto stomach or back. Read more...

Are abdominal "crunch" exercises the best way to keep from having low back pain?

No. Abdominal crunches are an excellent way to build muscles that support the back. It is also important to strengthen the muscles of the back itself, and together, they are best way to prevent low back pain. Read more...
No. Back pain comes from many causes including, but not limited to musculoskeletal spasm, degenerative disc disease, arthritis/spondylosis, trauma, and strain/sprain. Abdominal crunches done the right way can strengthen your core and reduce your risk for back injury. Done the wrong way abdominal crunches can actually injury you and lead to back pain. Read more...
Not exactly. Core strengthening including gentle crunches can be helpful in preventing low back pain. However, these need to be performed correctly and should be combined with an entire regimen designed to strengthen the core musculature. Read more...
Core muscles!Stretch. Core muscle strengthening is useful, but rand corp. Study found that of all physiotherapeutic activities receommended in studies, no conclusion regarding exercises could be reached. I find gravity inversion devices useful for most patients. Read more...
No. I always ask patients: what activity do you perform that requires you to be strong going forward? None. You need to be strong coming up, so focus on hip strengthening and your paraspinals. The core concept is ok, but you need to realize it actually encompasses strength and coordination from your feet through your neck. Read more...

What cause low back pain? I seem to have it and it makes it ever hard to sit down in a chair. My back seems to be stiff how can I loosen it? Help

Let's count the ways. Referred pain from hip or si joint, vascular, genitourinary, gi, tumor, infection , gynecological issues & then back issues: tumor, infection, rheumatologic, disc, facet joint, fracture, deformity, muscular, deconditioning, degenerative, spinal stenosis, epidural hematoma, instability to name majority of causes-exercise, not smoking & weight control are key as well as regular sleep habits. Read more...
Evaluate Low Back. If you are not improving have your doctor order a lumbar spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the back can cause leg pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. Read more...

What NSAID is best for low back pain?

Hard to say. Different people respond differently to various NSAIDs so there is not one that is consistently better than others. Try naproxen first. This is the one NSAID without cardiovascular risk. . Read more...

What is the best treatment for low back pain?

Osteopath. On-going low back pain in senior male needs examination to rule out tumors, aneurysm, infection, herniated disk & Ankylosing Spondylitis. If no diagnosis other than "muscle spasm" try alternative therapies: If manipulation & acupuncture not immediately effective then massage, Aqua-therapy, biofeedback & yoga might benefit. Cannabis is helpful to allay pain and increase sleep. See an Osteopath. . Read more...
See below. Low back pain is often a chronic condition. There are many conservative treatment options including medication, therapy, and sometimes injections. Surgery would be a last resort. Often the best way to treat chronic pain is to work on posture, exercise, modify diet. Seeing a physician would be recommended to discuss these options. Read more...

Is there a good recommendation for a good ergonomic chair for low back pain?

Ergonomic chair. There is no single one that is the best. Each person is different. The best thing is to go to a store that has them on display and actually try them out. Also if you buy see what the return policy is - if it does not work out then at least you can return the chair for an exchange or refund. Read more...

My 4y/o has cp- physical issues only. He complains of leg, hip, &low back pain. What type of mattress would be best for him?

Memory or Select. I'm a spine specialist in sycamore but don't specifically treat patients with cp. I don't see why a young child with CP should have different mattress needs than the rest of us. I usually recommend cooled memory foam mattresses because they tend to be firm, but also allow a bit of contouring. A select number may be better for him so he can adjust the firmness a bit. Read more...