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Lower back mild to moderate pain on and off. On NSAIDs and muscle relaxer. 10 days now. How long does it take to heal? Sometimes one side and both.

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Dr. Edwin Perez
Pain Management

In brief: Back Pain

Honestly, once you develop back pain, it almost never goes away for ever. Expect it to come and go.
An acute flare should get better within 6 weeks. Yes, it sounds like a lot. The person should stay active during that time and be as active as allowable by pain. Buy the person the book....Healing Back Pain by Dr. Sarno. Its a start

In brief: Back Pain

Honestly, once you develop back pain, it almost never goes away for ever. Expect it to come and go.
An acute flare should get better within 6 weeks. Yes, it sounds like a lot. The person should stay active during that time and be as active as allowable by pain. Buy the person the book....Healing Back Pain by Dr. Sarno. Its a start
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