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Are there things I can do myself to treat back injury?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Rest

The best initial treatment is rest, moist heat and some nsaid medication.
Obviously after after a few days, symptoms persist or if there is a radicular component, orthopedic followup would be reasonable.

In brief: Rest

The best initial treatment is rest, moist heat and some nsaid medication.
Obviously after after a few days, symptoms persist or if there is a radicular component, orthopedic followup would be reasonable.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Cheryl White
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the cause

Depends on the cause of thepain.
Some syndromes can be made worse by "home remedies" and others can be helped by stretching and excercise. Clearly you should find the cause through a thorough exam and get recommendations from a reputable pain specialist before risking home treatment.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Depends on the cause of thepain.
Some syndromes can be made worse by "home remedies" and others can be helped by stretching and excercise. Clearly you should find the cause through a thorough exam and get recommendations from a reputable pain specialist before risking home treatment.
Dr. Cheryl White
Dr. Cheryl White
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nsaid massage rest

Rest massage heat Aleve (naproxen) for musciular lifting injuries if from fall or high energy event see doctor for xray rule out fracture.

In brief: Nsaid massage rest

Rest massage heat Aleve (naproxen) for musciular lifting injuries if from fall or high energy event see doctor for xray rule out fracture.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
I agree with above Suggest orthopedic exam if symptoms persist more than 5-7 days or if urinary problems develop
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