Many would argue that back pain is inevitable and for some it becomes a sudden reality. Bending over to pick up a piece of paper, moving furniture, or reaching for something in the car's back seat; one of these scenarios may sound familiar to you. At home or at work, you need to know what to do when a sudden attack of back pain occurs. Fortunately, most back pain will get better naturally. But in order to improve your chances of recovery and to save yourself a trip to your doctor's office, you need to learn some first aid for back pain.
Those of you familiar with life-saving first aid remember the ABC's (Airway, Breathing, and Circulation). Let's apply the ABC's to your back; "A" for arrest the offending activity, "B" for balance the pressure, "C" for control the inflammation. With the ABC's for sudden back pain, you can quickly recover from a sudden back pain attack.
Let's go back to the scenarios: bending, lifting, and twisting (the BLT's). All of these activiti...
I'm in fairly good health but for the past 30 years I have been experiencing a sharp pain in the front left side of my head, its not a headache. It comes and goes sometimes I wont have it for maybe 5 years then it comes and goes today and a few months ago, please help me on this, I'm a 53 year old female. Anabela.
Get thee to a doctor!
Seriously, what you're describing could be ice pick headaches. You can find more info on them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics . Also, please see Seeking Migraine and Headache Diagnoses and Medical Advice .
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Full Question: I have migraines on the left side only, they started 7 months ago and it is 7 days a week, 24 hours and the pain never goes away. None of the medications work and have had ct scans of the brain and sinus which showed nothing. I am on the blood pressure medication Toprol 25 mgs per day, which was changed from Norvasc. My primary care physician is no help now and I don't know what to do or who to see. Even tried alternative, but did not help either. After 7 months, I am worn down from the pain and need help. Answer: Hello; It's a shame you weren't referred you to an excellent neurologist or a headache / Migraine specialist months ago. When the pain of a Migraine continues more than 72 hours with less than a four-hour pain-free period while awake, it is classified by the International Headache Society as Status Migrainous and should be treated as an emergency. You need to call your physician tomorrow. If she doesn’t know how to break this cycle ...
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