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How can I alleviate chronic back pain?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Depends on…

Cause(s) of the pain—injury, muscle spasm, disc problem, spinal stenosis, tumor, etc.
Nsaids (otc or rx strength) provide pain relief & fight inflammation. Muscle relaxers can calm tight, spastic muscles as can moist heat applied to affected areas. Stretching, yoga, massage therapy, osteopathic therapy can help others. Some, however, require services of pain management specialist.

In brief: Depends on…

Cause(s) of the pain—injury, muscle spasm, disc problem, spinal stenosis, tumor, etc.
Nsaids (otc or rx strength) provide pain relief & fight inflammation. Muscle relaxers can calm tight, spastic muscles as can moist heat applied to affected areas. Stretching, yoga, massage therapy, osteopathic therapy can help others. Some, however, require services of pain management specialist.
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