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what can i do for a painful lower back ?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:39 AM on Sep. 13, 2009 in Health

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  • It would be best to get a diagnosis about why it is painful so that you know exactly what to do. If it is arthritis or tired muscles, you may be given exercises to do. Good luck!
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:01 AM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • Are you pregnant or just have a general painful back?

    I use icy hot sometimes. (which My Dr ok'ed during pregnancy)

    Or a heating pad

    Hot shower

    Massage

    Chiropractor

    Ice packs

    Ibuprofen or tylenol.

    Stretches on the floor.

    They also make support bands for a large belly and it supports to help your back, if you are preggers.

    And YES, I have done all of these A LOT. I have a tender back ;)
    mom2twobabes

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 8:02 AM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • warm rice in a sock
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:41 AM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • Heat in the morning, ice at night
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:22 AM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • Try laying on the floor on your back, pull you knees up so you're in a ball and put your hands on your knees. Then make circles with your knees to the right, after that do it to the left. I suggest stretching before and after doing this. Its a simple way to massage your lower back out.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 AM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • Warm rice sock. I also use Formula 303 and Advil together and that usually wipes the pain completely away by the morning.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:06 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

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