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what causes chronic low back pain?

A: According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Americans spend more than $50 billion each year treating low back pain. Because low back pain affects so many people and can be costly to treat, it is important to know its causes and how to avoid them.AgeA simple cause of low back pain is age. When people get older, tone, strength and elasticity decrease. The discs in the lower back also become less flexible, providing less cushion for vertebrae....


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what Prevents Prevent low back pain?

A: Great Question as 80% of all Americans will have back pain some time in there lives so bad that they will have to miss work or alter thier daily activities. low back pain can be caused by three reasons. 1. Internal organ dysfunction. For example if someone is having a kidney infection they may experience lower back pain until the infection is resolved. Can usually be determined by testing. 2. Paraspinal soft tissue trauma. Trauma or irritation to the disc, ligaments, cartalag in and around the spine or pelvis. This can be from acute trauma or chronic overuse especially when the joint or bones that the soft tissue is connected to is not...


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chronic low back pain with no diagnosis.?

A: 1. I have a small disc buldge and have pain EVERYDAY in my lower back. My chiropractor did find I have a short leg, might be worth a check, it also makes my right knee hurt if I don't wear a lift. I do stretch and my physical therapist and DO have worked on my low back and tried to stabilize my pelvis so I have had times of relief. I think disc bulges and structural problems can cause pain, I am almost your same age. Some theorize that peri-menapause increases pain levels and I have been told Fybromyalgia, etc. I do get massages....really helps as well as moist heat and ice packs on my low back. Stretching everyday is a must for me. Good...


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chronic low back pain

A: Rhonda, First and foremost I am sorry to hear of your loss. I do believe that a miscarriage is a necessity of life. Realize you have an innate intelligence that resides within and it was your innate intelligence that allowed the miscarriage to take place. This innate intelligence realized that the baby needed to be aborted because there was something wrong. If you think of it that way it may be a blessing in disguise. With that said I definitely feel that you are describing a textbook bio-mechanical problem that is present in your lumbosacral spine and pelvis. Your spine is affecting your nervous system which is modulating between periods of pain and periods of relief. I would like you to ask yourself during the periods of time that you feel relief is it true...


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chronic low back pain that the doctors cant find a reason for.

A: I certainly hope you find some relief. I too have an annular tear that my dr. doesn''t think should be causing me pain but I have had constant sciatic nerve pain (or neurogenic pain for those who don''t like to call it sciatica) for 9 months now. I had 3 epidural injections with some relief but not lasting, and since receiving the injections, my back has started to hurt. Have tried PT which helped some at first and have now moved on to chiropractic care. I''ve also done more hydrocodone than I care to ever do again. Again, I hope you find some relief....


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what can my husband do for his chronic low back pain?

A: 1. He should see a chiropractor and perhaps a pain management center. Good luck.. 2. He definately needs to find a good pain management specialist and sounds like he might benefit from some PT IF and I put that in caps they are affiliated with pain management and can show ways to decompress the area and strengthen around it. Here are a few tricks that have helped me greatly (and I have disc problems, nerve damage and a clearing list of low back hell). First, hang a towel over a door (and make sure it's a sturdy door lol). Have him grasp on it and slowly move his weight to it so he is decompressing the spine. This can bring major relief in a hurry, but it is temporary, as are most of these things sadly. But...


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what can my husband do for his chronic low back pain?

A: 1. He should see a chiropractor and perhaps a pain management center. Good luck.. 2. He definately needs to find a good pain management specialist and sounds like he might benefit from some PT IF and I put that in caps they are affiliated with pain management and can show ways to decompress the area and strengthen around it. Here are a few tricks that have helped me greatly (and I have disc problems, nerve damage and a clearing list of low back hell). First, hang a towel over a door (and make sure it's a sturdy door lol). Have him grasp on it and slowly move his weight to it so he is decompressing the spine. This can bring major relief in a hurry, but it is temporary, as are most of these things sadly. But...


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How Do I Choose the Best low back Pain Management?

A: Most people will experience some form of back pain throughout their lives, but not everyone lives with chronic pain that will necessitate low back pain management on a regular basis. A variety of conditions can cause chronic low back pain, and identifying those causes first can help you choose the best low back pain management strategies. Common causes of low back pain include herniated discs in the spine, weak or poorly conditioned muscles in the

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what types of lower back pain are there?

A: Check out this site to learn more about back pain. http://www.laserspineinstitute.com/back_problems Use this site to record your pain and medications. http://www.healthsaas.net Sometimes the simplest questions are the hardest to answer. Health care providers have debated the best method of classifying low back pain (LBP) for some time. As a result there are more than one method to do so. Probably the simplest is by how long the pain lasts. Most LBP lasts 6 weeks or less and goes away on its own or with simple self-care. This is called acute LBP. back pain that lasts greater than 6 weeks is ofter called chronic LBP. In this case it is...


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what can I do about low back pain?

A: low back pain is frequently caused by minor injury, usually while lifting. Some people may suffer from what is termed chronic nonspecific back pain, in which case a cause canít necessarily be identified. Others may have true injuries or certain medical conditions that require more extensive care. Thus the first step in treating low back pain is to talk to a doctor about what may be causing it. When the cause is minor injury, there are many ways to address low back pain. Most often the approach taken is a conservative one. A lot of people who...


 
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