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How to reduce back pain?

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In brief: Back Pain Meds

There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate: http://www.
webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication

In brief: Back Pain Meds

There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate: http://www.
webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication
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Dr. Mark Brennan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Exercise

Strengthen back snd abdominals.

In brief: Exercise

Strengthen back snd abdominals.
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Dr. Mark Brezinski
I respectfully disagree. The majority of patients with back pain have tight hamstrings, tight gluteal muscles, or bad gait. Once you have eliminated these problems then core strengthening becomes a key component. This is the basis of the ACP opinion for years most people should not get imaging of the back. Believing back pain has its origins in the back is why so little get relief.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: See below

Stay active and strengthen your core

In brief: See below

Stay active and strengthen your core
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Dr. Mark Brezinski
I respectfully disagree. The majority of patients with back pain have tight hamstrings, tight gluteal muscles, or bad gait. Once you have eliminated these problems then core strengthening becomes a key component. This is the basis of the ACP opinion for years most people should not get imaging of the back. Believing back pain has its origins in the back is why so little get relief.
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Stay active

The worst thing you could do is lay around.
Try to stay active and stretch your hamstrings. Applying gentle heat can relieve muscle spasm. Over the counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) can help, but limit use especially if this causes upset stomach. Consult with your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks.

In brief: Stay active

The worst thing you could do is lay around.
Try to stay active and stretch your hamstrings. Applying gentle heat can relieve muscle spasm. Over the counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) can help, but limit use especially if this causes upset stomach. Consult with your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks.
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Dr.

In brief: Low Back Pain Relief

Assuming you have simple muscle related back pain, most LBP is not serious and goes away with time, physio, stretching exercises, and simple analgesia.
Warning signs include numbness, weakness, urinary or defecating problems, or fever. If you are older or have a cancer that is concerning also. If any concerns or symptoms persist you should see your doctor.

In brief: Low Back Pain Relief

Assuming you have simple muscle related back pain, most LBP is not serious and goes away with time, physio, stretching exercises, and simple analgesia.
Warning signs include numbness, weakness, urinary or defecating problems, or fever. If you are older or have a cancer that is concerning also. If any concerns or symptoms persist you should see your doctor.
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In brief: Back pain

back pain has many causes.
sinister causes like kidney stones, AAA, infections, caudal equina have to be ruled out. Most commonly the younger age group has mechanical back pain which may be a result of an injury pr poor posture. people may have ongoing pain because of poor posture and obesity. Treatment will involve physiotherapy and focus on core strengthening exercises. Good pain relief helps.

In brief: Back pain

back pain has many causes.
sinister causes like kidney stones, AAA, infections, caudal equina have to be ruled out. Most commonly the younger age group has mechanical back pain which may be a result of an injury pr poor posture. people may have ongoing pain because of poor posture and obesity. Treatment will involve physiotherapy and focus on core strengthening exercises. Good pain relief helps.
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Dr. Mark Brezinski
Sports Medicine

In brief: Diagnose first

I am a functional movement specialist.
Most cases I see are do to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E

In brief: Diagnose first

I am a functional movement specialist.
Most cases I see are do to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E
Dr. Mark Brezinski
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Dr. Andrew Shiller
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: It depends

Back pain can have complex causes.
If it's new and you have no fever, pain at night, or changes in sensation or strength, then continue normal activities, reduce stress and see how it goes. If not, see a musculoskeletal doctor. I recommend a physiatrist because they tend to know more about conservative nonoperative methods compared to orthoped

In brief: It depends

Back pain can have complex causes.
If it's new and you have no fever, pain at night, or changes in sensation or strength, then continue normal activities, reduce stress and see how it goes. If not, see a musculoskeletal doctor. I recommend a physiatrist because they tend to know more about conservative nonoperative methods compared to orthoped
Dr. Andrew Shiller
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