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What are some quick and easy methods to relieve back pain?

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Dr. Keith Rafal
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: It depends

Although the majority who suffer from acute back that is not related to a serious injury usually will improve on their own, it is always important to be evaluated by a physician to rule out a more serious cause for the pain, if this is different from your usual pattern of symptoms.
. If felt to be more muscular in nature then heat or ice, a visit to a pt, chiro, or acupuncturist may be helpful.

In brief: It depends

Although the majority who suffer from acute back that is not related to a serious injury usually will improve on their own, it is always important to be evaluated by a physician to rule out a more serious cause for the pain, if this is different from your usual pattern of symptoms.
. If felt to be more muscular in nature then heat or ice, a visit to a pt, chiro, or acupuncturist may be helpful.
Dr. Keith Rafal
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Lifestyle changes

Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones.
Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. Chiropractic, massage & acupuncture are alternative ways for treatment as well.

In brief: Lifestyle changes

Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones.
Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. Chiropractic, massage & acupuncture are alternative ways for treatment as well.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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