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  1. Alternative Therapies for Low Back Pain

    There are lots of ways you can treat your low back pain without drugs or surgery. These alternative therapies can bring you relief and help you live an active life. Acupuncture is one of the best alternative treatments for low back pain, says Moshe Lewis, MD, a physiatrist at California Pacific Medi

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  2. 10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home

    Perhaps you bent the wrong way while lifting something heavy. Or you're dealing with a degenerative condition like arthritis. Whatever the cause, once you have low back pain, it can be hard to shake. About one in four Americans say they've had a recent bout of low back pain. And almost everyone can

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  3. 12 Ways to Improve Back Pain

    Like the nearly 80% of Americans who will experience a back problem during their lifetime, Beverly Hayes suffers from back pain. For many, the injury is triggered by a strenuous activity, like gardening or weight lifting. Others simply bend down to pick up a pencil and their back gives out. “It felt

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  4. Find the Right Treatment for Your Back Pain

    What will help your back pain? There are a lot of choices. Your best plan depends on your specific case. For instance, has your back been hurting for a couple of days, or a long time? Did it start with an obvious injury, or are you not really sure what happened? Are you basically healthy, or do you

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  5. What's Making Your Back Hurt?

    When you've got back pain, one of the best questions you can ask is, "Why is it happening?" That can be the first step to helping the problem. Common causes for back pain include: Muscle and ligament injuries. These are the most common causes of back pain. Shoveling snow or helping a friend move her

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  6. How to Protect Your Back

    You’ve just helped your friend carry loads of heavy boxes into his new apartment and now your back is hurting. Not only that, but you’ve planned a long car trip for the next few days. All of a sudden, you’re filled with trepidation at the thought of all those hours spent sitting.     No doubt, back

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  7. Medications for Low Back Pain

    About one in four Americans has experienced low back pain within the past three months, making it one of the most common types of pain and the most frequent cause of disability in adults under 45. Although pain medication can’t actually heal a back injury, it can relieve pain and open a window for o

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  8. Don’t Let Low Back Pain Ruin Sex

    When it comes to your sex life, low back pain can have serious impact. You may start avoiding bedroom encounters for fear of triggering more pain, and if your partner gets no explanation for your seeming loss of interest, your relationship may feel strained, too. That’s why people with chronic back

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  9. Managing Your Back Pain at Home

    If you got up this morning and thought, “Ugh, my back hurts,” you’re not alone. About one in five Americans reports having experienced back pain at least once during the previous month.  So, should you go to the doctor? Not necessarily. Most low back pain resolves on its own within about four to six

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  10. When to See Your Doctor About Back Pain

    How do you know when that achy pain in your back is more than you can handle alone? Experts agree -- if your back pain is in conjunction with any of the following symptoms, skip the at-home remedies for in-office help.  There are several red flags that doctors look for when evaluating low back pain.

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