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    Lower Back Pain

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    Three Alternatives to Pain Medication for Chronic Lower Back Pain Chronic lower back pain is something that many people live with. Surgery is not always an option, and even when it is available, it is no always successful. If you are someone with persistent lower back pain, you are likely taking pain medication. But there are alternatives that can provide relief. Some of it may complement your medication, but it may also reduce your dependence on pain medication. The following are three alternatives to consider. Reducing weight through dieting Losing weight in the front part of your body, especially the belly area, can reduce the stress placed on your lower back. Of course, exercise to lose weight is not always an option, so you must focus on reducing your intake of calories. But if you have a lot of belly fat, you will likely benefit from weight loss. This type of pain relief will prove helpful to those with pain due to the muscles in the lower back rather than the lower spine. Stretching exercises…

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    Association states that as many as 30 million Americans suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. Many of these people live in the Seattle area. Typically, most people with low back pain will make an appointment with their family doctor, which often leads to a prescription of anti-inflammatory drugs. These are known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. These drugs can be helpful short-term, but they also come with a myriad of harmful side effects, such as upset…

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    Non-Specific Back Pain Let’s take a closer look at back pain, what it is and what it can be. First of all the simplest differentiating characteristics will be whether the pain is acute or chronic. If the pain is chronic then that means it is a persisting, long lasting pain. It often lasts longer than it is expected to even though the injured area has been treated. Not necessarily something suffered daily but something suffered routinely. If the pain is acute that means it gets better quickly,…

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    Chronic Back Pain

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    A BACK SPECIALIST CAN HELP WITH CHRONIC BACK PAIN What is chronic back pain The majority of people will experience some back pain in their lifetime and will usually get better on its own within three months. Chronic pain is described as pain that last for more than three months. There is nothing more discouraging than to realize you may be in pain for the rest of your life, relying of pain medications just to get through the day. Today, there are many treatment options available, but before…

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    Low Back Pain

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    neck and upper back discomfort. She also presented with a low back pain. According to the provider, to restore a normal function and increased the range of motion, continued exercise was suggested. On 11/14/2016, the claimant presented with a low back pain and neck soreness. It was noted that her upper back was much better. Neuromuscular exercises were recommended to further increase the range of motion and core stability. The claimant had a total of 6 completed sessions to date. The Report…

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    1. Introduction 1.1. Background and Epidemiology Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of disability affecting one’s performance at work and quality of life (Duthey 2013). LBP prevails in all ages especially the adult working population and approximately 80% of adults will experience an episode of LBP during their lifetime (Rubin 2007). Of which, the prevalence of chronic low back pain (CLBP) is 23% and 11-12% of the population are disabled by it (Airaksinen et al. 2006). 62% of people who…

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    How to treat back pain using Osteopathy There are various reasons for back pain and for osteopathy treatment to be as successful as possible, it is important to have a clear understanding of what causes back pains. Back pains are extremely popular, and can become severe and incapacitating either in acute attacks or as chronic pain experienced over a long duration, that is both painful and uncomfortable. Pain attacks may be caused by actions such as physical exertion, sicknesses, and emotional…

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    Back Pain Case Study

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    for his chronic back pain. SUBJECTIVE This started a few years back. Following some snowmobile incidents. He had used heroin and gabapentin to treat the pain in the past. Today he comes in says he still has pain. He has been taking his amitriptyline not using the Mobic too much as it upset his stomach and he said it did not help very much and just looking for relief of his back pain. Overall, he says he is able to get through the day and do what he needs to do, it is worse in the morning…

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    Living With Low Back Pain

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    If you've ever had to live with chronic low back pain, you KNOW how annoying it can be. It seems to permeate and affect every second of your day - and night! You can't sit still without feeling it, you can't move around without feeling it... until you get healthy again, life becomes a torment. Fortunately, lower back pain treatment options DO exist and you've come to the right place. There are many possible causes... before starting any sort of home treatment for severe back pain relief, you…

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    Back Pain Research Papers

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    Back pain affects more than 3 million Americans a year and can range from a minor nuisance to a major lifestyle disruption. Though many depend on pain medications and even turn to surgery as treatments, effective relief can also be achieved through physical therapy. Many studies have shown that physical therapy can mimic the results of undergoing surgery, especially in reducing back pain and increasing function. Back pain can result from variety of reasons such as accident, injury or simply…

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