What are good ways I can find relief from severe lower back pain?

I have severe LBP. Severe neuro-musculo-skeletal lower back pain can be caused by muscle spasm, sprain, slipped disc, "pinched nerve", vertebral fracture, spinal stenosis, rheum disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, discitis, osteomyelitis, metastatic cancer, local tumor, etc. Etc. Etc. Proper evaluation by a physician is required to make the correct diagnosis as treatment varies for each.

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How to get relief from lower back pain?

Acute pain? If you have acute pain, then taking over the counter pain meds and relative rest (avoiding activities that worsens the pain) is enough the majority of times. If your pain has been there for more than a couple of weeks, then visit your doctor for an evaluation. Read more...
Multifactorial. Chronic low back pain requires a multifactorial approach. Eliminating stress, incorporating yoga or swimming into your exercise regime, having an osteopathic or chiropractic adjustment, exploring acupuncture are just a few things i would recommend. Of course you should be informed by a specialist as to your diagnosis, usually through having an MRI to eliminate any extreme dangerous condition. Read more...

Tried almost everything for lower back pain with no relief. What are the next steps?

Depends. "almost everything" can be a lot. It includes a good neurological examination, sophisticated imaging of the back possibly including MRI and ct scans, exercizes, weight loss, and physical therapy. If all that fails then a pain specialist might be a good idea. Good luck. Read more...

I have lower back pain shooting pains on my lower right side. What can I do for relief?

Instability in back. There are weak ligaments that allow for false motion of vertebrae in the back and this causes the shooting pain . Prolotherapy can help. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for a doctor to help you. Read more...

Are they any stretches I could to help relief lower back pain? It's just on the left side and it hurts worse when I am sitting down or standing.

Cause of back pain? Have you had the back pain evaluated by a physician to find out the cause? I think that is important to do before seeking out advice on stretching exercises by a network such as this where we don't really have the ability to examine you first. Stretches could help your condition or depending they could worsen things. Your doctor should be able to direct you to a PT specialist as well. Read more...

Hi I've had constant lower back pain now for 6 months. I get no relief from sit, standing or lying down; it hurts anyway. In the last month my stom?

Needs to be checked. You have had constant back pain for last six months.It is about time you consult your doctor and have it checked.Have you taken any meds for pain.Any history of trauma etc.Get it checked as you may need imaging like xrays/MRI etc to make the diagnosis and treat appropriately. Read more...

What's the best relief for lower back pain when you have screws in the back?

Spinal cord stim. Spinal cord stimulator high rate of impvt in revision setting beat redo surgery for axial back fusion to relieve backache is primarily a diagnostic and patient selection exercise if u are the wrong patient with wrong diagnosis surgery can't help. Read more...

Left lower back pain relief. No meds please. What can I do?

Back pain. It could be muscles or the joints if the pain is not radiating to the legs. Any tingling, numbness or weakness means a pinched nerve. Localized pain is most likely muscular and should get better with heat/ice, local ointments such as ben-gay, massage or exercise and stretching. Regular gentle aerobics or swimming is the beat exercise. Read more...

I have lower back pain I think it is due to constipation what can I do to relief it?

Back pain/constipati. If you have constipation, suggest high fiber diet, increase exercise, adequate hydration. You could also add fiber supplement (citrucel one table spoon in 8 oz of water daily and titrate to goal of 25-30 grams/day). If the above not helping, add MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (one tablespoon in 8 oz of water drink daily). If continue to have back pain, might want to see a local physician. Read more...