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What is the best way to releive lower back pain?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Exercise

There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain.
The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to create core strength and loose weight. I also suggest daily stretching and core strength exercises. You can find these exercises at: http://harvardneurosurgeon.Com/pt2.Html.

In brief: Exercise

There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain.
The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to create core strength and loose weight. I also suggest daily stretching and core strength exercises. You can find these exercises at: http://harvardneurosurgeon.Com/pt2.Html.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Work-Up

There are many ways to treat back pain, but this is an open ended question as it depends on the cause.
The most common cause is musculoskeletal strain/sprain which usually is treated with rest, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy/massage. If the cause is more involved such as a bulging disc, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis etc. Then treatments vary widely. First, get a good work-up.

In brief: Work-Up

There are many ways to treat back pain, but this is an open ended question as it depends on the cause.
The most common cause is musculoskeletal strain/sprain which usually is treated with rest, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy/massage. If the cause is more involved such as a bulging disc, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis etc. Then treatments vary widely. First, get a good work-up.
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Acupuncture can be effective for reducing pain & inflammation with many types of back pain.
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