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Pain management for chronic back pain?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Options

Always start conservative with any chronic pain, if you can, depending on the severity of the symptoms.
If over-the-counter medications, short rest, ice/heat, stretching/exercise, doesn't relieve the problem, seek professional advise. You might need different prescription meds, injections into the pain generators of the spine, physical therapy, to help decrease the pain.

In brief: Options

Always start conservative with any chronic pain, if you can, depending on the severity of the symptoms.
If over-the-counter medications, short rest, ice/heat, stretching/exercise, doesn't relieve the problem, seek professional advise. You might need different prescription meds, injections into the pain generators of the spine, physical therapy, to help decrease the pain.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Start conservative

If pain is mild to moderate in intensity, exercise/physical therapy can help greatly.
But if that doesn't help or can't be done because of the pain then options are needed. That's when you see your health care provider to look into the causes of your pain and develope a treatment plan based on the underlying problem. Injections and perscription medications may be needed. Surgery is last on list.

In brief: Start conservative

If pain is mild to moderate in intensity, exercise/physical therapy can help greatly.
But if that doesn't help or can't be done because of the pain then options are needed. That's when you see your health care provider to look into the causes of your pain and develope a treatment plan based on the underlying problem. Injections and perscription medications may be needed. Surgery is last on list.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain relievers

Try a heating pad, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin at the doses recommended on the label and back stretching exercises, yoga or a massage.
See a physician if these remedies do not improve the pain.

In brief: Pain relievers

Try a heating pad, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin at the doses recommended on the label and back stretching exercises, yoga or a massage.
See a physician if these remedies do not improve the pain.
Dr. Traci Buxton
Dr. Traci Buxton
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
There are multiple reasons for "chronic low back pain. If this has gone on for over 12 weeks an MRI would be reasonable. based on the results of the MRI you may benefit from one of several different spine injections.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sound good

I would seek out Pain Management for Chronic back pain.
There is no reason to suffer.

In brief: Sound good

I would seek out Pain Management for Chronic back pain.
There is no reason to suffer.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chronic back pain

Schedule an appointment with a pain management specialist who is a member of the american society of intervention pain physicians (asipp) or international spinal intervention society (isis).

In brief: Chronic back pain

Schedule an appointment with a pain management specialist who is a member of the american society of intervention pain physicians (asipp) or international spinal intervention society (isis).
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Multidisciplinary

There are many things you can try including physical therapy, acupuncture, meditation, biofeedback, yoga, alexander technique, tai-chi, feldenkrais method and chiropractic care.
If you have had pain for a long time make sure you have been evaluated by a spine specialist.

In brief: Multidisciplinary

There are many things you can try including physical therapy, acupuncture, meditation, biofeedback, yoga, alexander technique, tai-chi, feldenkrais method and chiropractic care.
If you have had pain for a long time make sure you have been evaluated by a spine specialist.
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
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