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I have a chronic low back pain. It aggravates after a full day's work. Massage gives temporary relief. What should I do?
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Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Muscle pain
Temporary relief with massage likely indicates a predominance of muscle pain.
Muscles that are weak and not moving well typically become painful. Core strengthening should help. Yoga, tai chi or even pilates can help.

In brief: Muscle pain
Temporary relief with massage likely indicates a predominance of muscle pain.
Muscles that are weak and not moving well typically become painful. Core strengthening should help. Yoga, tai chi or even pilates can help.
Dr. Paul Reynolds
Dr. Paul Reynolds
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Consider
Consider being seen by an osteopathic physician.
Dos are trained in manipulative medicine as well as current surgical and prescription therapies. Omt/omm may help relieve your pain and help your provider to further diagnose your condition. As in other similar posts, a diagnosis should be made as there are many causes of back pain from a simple strain to spinal dz, kidney, bowel dz and even cancer.

In brief: Consider
Consider being seen by an osteopathic physician.
Dos are trained in manipulative medicine as well as current surgical and prescription therapies. Omt/omm may help relieve your pain and help your provider to further diagnose your condition. As in other similar posts, a diagnosis should be made as there are many causes of back pain from a simple strain to spinal dz, kidney, bowel dz and even cancer.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine
In brief: Ibuprofen
Low back pain can be from various causes.
It can be a simple muscle strain, which can be treated with massage, heat and short course of anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen. But if the pain worsens, you may need to have x rays of the spine, or perhaps an MRI of the spind to look for a herniated disk or stenosis if the spinal cord, which usually require a medical or surgical intervention.

In brief: Ibuprofen
Low back pain can be from various causes.
It can be a simple muscle strain, which can be treated with massage, heat and short course of anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen. But if the pain worsens, you may need to have x rays of the spine, or perhaps an MRI of the spind to look for a herniated disk or stenosis if the spinal cord, which usually require a medical or surgical intervention.
Dr. Chong Kim
Dr. Chong Kim
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