Category: Back pain

Quicker Fix for Back Pain?

Starting physical therapy as soon as you develop lower back pain might be a good idea. People who did had a lower probability of getting a prescription opioid (89 percent), having imaging scans (28 percent), and winding up in an...

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Control Acute Back Pain

Back pain is considered acute when a new episode lasts for less than four weeks. If it strikes, experts suggest starting with the following: Heat or ice. For instance, a warm shower, hot water bottle, or heating pad can reduce...

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Sore Back

Dr. Oz says:  Here’s what not to do:  lie around. Bed rest is the opposite of what you’ll need to keep your core (the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support your vertebrae) strong and flexible. Engage in...

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Physical Therapy (the Back)

Physical therapy focuses on improving your ability to do your daily activities and teaches you how to prevent future back problems. Treatments vary, but most combine strengthening and stretching with passive care such as massage...

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Imaging For Back Pain

The test: An X-ray, CT scan, or MRI to take pictures of your spine. Who should have it: Anyone with back pain and a history of cancer, unexplained weight loss, chills and fever, or sudden loss of bowel or bladder control or leg...

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Back Pain

There are many different causes of back pain. But you can relieve many types by using a simple position that takes weight off your spine while supporting it, says Art Brownstein, MD, director of Princeville Medical Clinic in...

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Aching Back May Lead to Falls

Be careful when walking if you have back pain: it hiked the risk of falling by 36 percent in a study of 5,568 men age 65 and older. And earlier research suggests that women with back pain may be at even greater risk of falls....

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Injections For Back Pain

As we age, the bone surrounding the spinal cord can pinch nerves and cause a burning pain in the buttocks that radiates down a leg. That condition, called spinal stenosis, is most common in people over the age of 60. In the...

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Reduce Back Pain

If you sit a lot, stand up every hour, put your hands on you hips, bend backward as far as feels comfortable and hold for three seconds. Repeat five times. This helps extend the spine and relieve stiffness. Source: Anthony...

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