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I have arthris in my lower back what can I do for it?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sheeja Francis
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Therapy
Physical therapy and steroid injections can often help back pain due to degenerative joint disease.
You should discuss these options with your doctor. Also consider seeing a spine specialist for specific recommendations on therapy and helpful procedures.

In brief: Therapy
Physical therapy and steroid injections can often help back pain due to degenerative joint disease.
You should discuss these options with your doctor. Also consider seeing a spine specialist for specific recommendations on therapy and helpful procedures.
Dr. Sheeja Francis
Dr. Sheeja Francis
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Some yoga positions can help, and are often part of what Physical Therapists will suggest. Massage can help, too. If it is wear and tear arthritis (osteoarthritis), and you have no contra-indications to it (liver problems), tylenol taken regularly is often the drug of first choice. Just be sure you let your doc know you are taking i tand watch the total dose.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Diagnosis critical
There don't seem to be many physicians who have skills in diagnosing back disease.
Some rheumatologists and some physiatrists and some orthopedic surgeons.

In brief: Diagnosis critical
There don't seem to be many physicians who have skills in diagnosing back disease.
Some rheumatologists and some physiatrists and some orthopedic surgeons.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: DJD only?
Check with someone in rheumatology! it could be inflammatory.
If so, you need remitting agents rather than pt or steroid injections. If it is djd, the pain is usually from the facet joints. If you bend forward and have more pain-disc. If you bend backward and have more pain, it is your facet joints! answers in medicine come from speciality: give a man hammer, he looks for a nail! pt helps!

In brief: DJD only?
Check with someone in rheumatology! it could be inflammatory.
If so, you need remitting agents rather than pt or steroid injections. If it is djd, the pain is usually from the facet joints. If you bend forward and have more pain-disc. If you bend backward and have more pain, it is your facet joints! answers in medicine come from speciality: give a man hammer, he looks for a nail! pt helps!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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