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What would you say is the very best method in relieving arthritis in the lower back that causes pain throughout the legs?

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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Pain Control Program

Unfortunately arthritis will not go away - it is a finding on an MRI or x-ray but it doesn’t mean the patient is in pain.
To control pain suggest core strengthening and stabilization program with an emphasis on flexion. If you smoke - stop smoking as that is a factor in back pain. Since both legs hurt, you really should be evaluated for stenosis and other problems that can cause back and leg pain.

In brief: Pain Control Program

Unfortunately arthritis will not go away - it is a finding on an MRI or x-ray but it doesn’t mean the patient is in pain.
To control pain suggest core strengthening and stabilization program with an emphasis on flexion. If you smoke - stop smoking as that is a factor in back pain. Since both legs hurt, you really should be evaluated for stenosis and other problems that can cause back and leg pain.
Dr. Robert Levine
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Physical therapy.

Physical therapy consisting of stretching and possibly some lumbar traction may be beneficial.

In brief: Physical therapy.

Physical therapy consisting of stretching and possibly some lumbar traction may be beneficial.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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