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How can I relieve the pain in my lower back or lumbago?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Core strengthening

The best thing for low back pain (assuming no structural problems) is to strengthen your core.
This means sit ups, crunches and other abdominal and back-muscle exercises. There are tonnes of good work outs available online these days. Better yet find a work out buddy who can help to motivate you. Just make sure to check with your doc before starting any new exercise program.

In brief: Core strengthening

The best thing for low back pain (assuming no structural problems) is to strengthen your core.
This means sit ups, crunches and other abdominal and back-muscle exercises. There are tonnes of good work outs available online these days. Better yet find a work out buddy who can help to motivate you. Just make sure to check with your doc before starting any new exercise program.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Several ways

You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking.
Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. You may need additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Back support can help.

In brief: Several ways

You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking.
Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. You may need additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Back support can help.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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