Medicine Information

A Closer Look at Lower Back Pain Relief


As many as 8 out of 10 adults will experience back pain in their lifetime, and most of them will feel it in their lower back. When we consider that our lower back bears the brunt of our body weight, and that our back is made up of many vertebrae, a few discs to absorb shock, several major nerves and joints that allow for movement of the spine, stacked on top of each other, this statistic begins to make more sense.

Back pain is either acute, appearing quickly and intensely after an accident or injury and lasting only a short while, or chronic, recurrent pain that can come seemingly out of nowhere. The direct causes of chronic back pain are rarely obvious - simple movements, arthritis, bad posture, obesity, and internal disorders can all cause our backs to ache.

It is important to try to pinpoint the cause so you can get the most appropriate type of treatment for your low back pain. Doctors often recommend medications for lower back pain relief. Both over-the-counter and prescription medicines can ease lower back pain, and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), which include aspirin and ibuprofen, can significantly reduce inflammation as well as back pain. Acetaminophen, available in many over-the-counter medicines, acts as an analgesic and is often used to treat acute pain. Occasionally doctors prescribe opioids or muscle relaxants for severe pain, although these can be habit-forming. Once common, doctors prescribe back surgery less often nowadays, which usually involves implanting one of several medical devices to stabilize and fuse the spine.

The medical community is now questioning the efficacy of bed rest, once thought to be essential for healing and lower back pain relief. Medical studies seem to prove just the opposite - that exercise is the real healer. Specific exercises strengthen back muscles, increase flexibility and tone, and pump fluid into back discs, alleviating soreness caused by disc dehydration. Getting up and moving or performing physical therapy can relieve back pain.

Many sufferers say they have experienced lower back pain relief through acupuncture, an ancient Chinese treatment in which needles are placed in specific points on the body. Chiropractic, whose practitioners realign the vertebrae of the spine to correct imbalances in the musculoskeletal system, provides relief for others. Whichever type of treatment one chooses, it is important to remember that there are many causes of lower back pain, and no one treatment will work for everyone.

Pain Relief Info provides detailed information on arthritis, back, joint, lower back, natural, chronic, neck, sciatica, knee, fibromyalgia, and muscle pain relief. Pain Relief Info is the sister site of Acid Reflux Web.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Traditional Tibetan medicine exposes people and environment to high mercury levels
Science Daily
... Tibetan Plateau, or 'Roof of the World,' as a pristine alpine environment, largely untouched by pollution. But researchers have now shown that traditional Tibetan medicine exposes people and the environment to high levels of mercury and methylmercury.



New York Times

Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled
New York Times
The agency also said that patients taking valsartan, or medicines that use it as an ingredient, should continue taking it until they have a substitute. Their health care provider should be able to offer other treatment options, among them, another ...
FDA recalls heart, blood pressure medicines due to cancer-causing substanceWLS-TV
FDA announces voluntary recall of several medicines containing valsartan following detection of an impurityFDA.gov
Technical Fact Sheet – N-Nitroso-dimethylamine (NDMA) - EPAEPA
MedlinePlus -CNN
all 322 news articles »


WSPA.com

A common blood-pressure medicine is being recalled because of a toxic ingredient
Quartz
The US Food and Drug Administration is recalling some medicines commonly used to help control blood pressure because batches of it may contain a chemical that's used to induce cancer in lab rats. The recall was issued after it was discovered that a ...
3 Companies Recall Blood Pressure Medications Over Cancer FearsTIME
FDA recalls blood pressure medicines over cancer riskWSPA.com
Recall: Blood pressure medicine may contain carcinogenWRAL.com
FDA.gov -EPA -MedlinePlus
all 132 news articles »


EU and Japan reinforce their collaboration on inspections of medicine manufacturers
EU News
It allows regulators to rely on good manufacturing practice (GMP) inspections in each other's territories, to waive batch testing of medicines that enter Japan from EU countries and vice versa and to share information on inspections and quality defects ...

and more »


Sun Sentinel

Modernizing Medicine names former Thomson Reuters executive as its new president
Sun Sentinel
Modernizing Medicine has named Joe Harpaz as its new president and chief operating officer. Harpaz comes to the company from Thomson Reuters, where he was a managing director. Harpaz brings more than two decades of experience in technology, ...



KOKH FOX25

Just Kids Pediatrics: Pediatric Preventative Medicine
KOKH FOX25
Finding a place that provides medical care while making your child feel safe and comfortable is the goal of Just Kids Pediatrics. Dr. Angela K. Yaffe from Just Kids Pediatrics joins us to talk pediatric preventative medicine as well the other services ...



KTRK-TV

PAID IN FULL: Anonymous gift pays tuition for entire UH College of Medicine first class
KTRK-TV
Some medical students at the University of Houston won't have to worry about paying for school. Thanks to an anonymous $3 million gift, 30 students in the fall 2020 inaugural class at UH's College of Medicine will have their tuition paid for, the ...
$3M gift pays tuition for first class at UH College of MedicineKPRC Click2Houston
Anonymous Gift Of $3 Million Pays Tuition For Entire First Class At UH College Of MedicineHouston Public Media
BREAKING: UH College of Medicine receives $3 million anonymous donation to pay for tuition of inaugural classCommunity Impact Newspaper
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
all 8 news articles »


Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Psychiatry Advisor
HealthDay News — Overlooking women in medicine can have far-reaching consequences, according to a perspective piece published in the June 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Lisa S. Rotenstein, M.D., M.B.A., from Brigham and Women's ...



STAT

New challenge filed to CRISPR patent licensed by Editas Medicine
STAT
nother key patent on the CRISPR genome editing technology is facing a legal challenge. On Tuesday, St. Louis-based Benson Hill Biosystems, a privately held agriculture biotech company, filed a petition 1 for post-grant review with the U.S. Patent and ...
CRISPR gene editing produces unwanted DNA deletionsNature.com
Repair of double-strand breaks induced by CRISPR–Cas9 leads to large deletions and complex rearrangements - NatureNature
Potential DNA damage from CRISPR has been 'seriously underestimated,' study findsSTAT
New Scientist
all 83 news articles »


International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Partners with Brazil's SBMN to Facilitate Training for Nuclear Medicine Professionals in Latin America, the ...
International Atomic Energy Agency
The IAEA signed a practical arrangement today with the Brazil-based Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Nuclear (SBMN) which will increase training opportunities for nuclear medicine professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), as well as in ...


Google News

home | site map | Dr. Thad Thomas
© 2006