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12/3/17 8:02 P

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JOSEPH1939 you posted virtually the same message on Nov 24th...so its fair to ask what have you tried this past week? I hope you've at least made an appt. to visit your doctor if its still very much bothering you! Take care.
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12/3/17 8:03 A

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Zrie, please be careful recommending exercise for someone with a medical condition. I am glad it helps your back pain but as Arch and Patti said, the OP really needs to begin with a doctor.

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12/3/17 12:46 A

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worked out on the treadmill. it felt better afterwards.

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12/2/17 11:03 P

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I agree 100% with Archimedesii...!
Start with your doctor, and if you can determine the most likely cause, THEN you can determine what will best address your situation.

The safe things you can try in the meantime are ice or heat; sleeping with a pillow under your knees; and staying relatively active.

I would also be leary of just reading articles (even here on Spark) that tell you to do this or that exercise for back pain. While "in general" they probably help "many people"...your situation might be different. You can try them, but if they hurt as much or more--STOP--and get some professional advice.

Personal example: I've recently been dealing with neck pain. On my initial visit, my doctor gave me the standard info which included some range of motion exercises. I tried doing those while waiting for xray results and told my doctor it hurt to do them.... Long story... short version: my xrays show degenerative changes, and I'm in physical therapy now. The PT told me not to do those particular exercises, because in my case, they will aggravate my already damaged disks! Fortunately, he has some other targeted exercises that I am trying.

Its also good to know that, for most of us, back pain and neck pain will generally get better on its own, with time...but...that depends on its cause. If your pain is relatively recent and you can live with it, you might give it a week or two and see where you are at. (I gave my neck pain almost 6 weeks...wish I'd gone in sooner!!)All the best as you work through this!
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12/2/17 6:06 P



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Back injuries are a tricky to diagnose, even for professionals. If you have lower back pain, your best source of information should be your doctor.

You're going to get a lot of different opinions. People will tell you to lose weight. That's what your doctor might say first. Others will say you need to strength train. some will tell you to go to a chiropractor, others will say go to an acupuncturist or go to yoga, get a shot, etc. What works for one person may not work for you.

Are you morbidly obese ? Lower back pain could be reduced by losing weight. Are you out of shape ? Lower back pain could be cured by increasing your back muscle strength with a good strength training program. Were you in an accident ? Lower back pain could be reduced with physical therapy. Do you sit at a desk all day ? Lower back pain can be traced to a sedentary desk job. Back pain in your family ? Lower back pain could be genetic.

There are lots of different reasons for your lower back pain. And that's why you should start with a talk with your doctor. Your doctor will work with you to determine your lower back pain and a course of action to relieve it.

It really is best to talk to a professional first instead of the well meaning, but totally anonymous people on a weight loss forum.



Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 12/2/2017 (18:08)
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12/2/17 12:29 P

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Anybody an expert on lower back pain: pills, shots, surgery, electric devices, whatever

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