It hurts when you lie down; it hurts when you sit; it hurts when you even think about moving. Is it connected to your RA — and what can you do to cope?
How Can You Reduce Lower Back Pain?
Compared to those who see a physical therapist later or not at all, people with low back pain who have physical therapy first generally have a more favorable outcome.
When pain medications and rest aren’t enough to reduce pain from a vetebral fracture, surgery may be necessary.
More and more medical centers promote minimally invasive back surgery as a quick and simple alternative to traditional surgery. But is it really better?
Speaking to a counselor may motivate patients to more actively participate in recovery from back surgery.
In some patients, facet joint injections can be an effective first-line treatment for fractures in the vertebrae, eliminating the need for surgery.
Exercising when you’ve got lower back pain might be the last thing you want to do—but it may be your best bet for finding relief.
Worsening leg pain with coughing, sneezing, or straining may be a sign of disc damage and nerve compression.
Researchers have found evidence that levels of key substances in the blood may serve as useful markers for diagnosing low back pain.
For genuine relief from chronic low back pain, you may have to try a combination of treatments.