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Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain - Symptoms

Low Back Pain - Treatments

  1. Rest
    You may need to restrict your activities or have bed rest in the first 1-2 days and resume your activity level gradually.
  2. Medications
    The doctor may prescribe some analgesics and muscle relaxant to help relieve the pain
  3. Physical Therapy
    • Perform the flexibility and strengthening exercise at least twice a day, focusing on the muscles at the back, stomach and hip
    • Hot or cold therapy is used to relax the muscles. It is a short term pain relief method
  4. Surgical Management                                                                                                                                Surgery is seldom required unless you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • Bladder or bowel dysfunction
    • Lower limb numbness/weakness
    • Persistent pain despite therapy

Low Back Pain - Preparing for surgery

Low Back Pain - Post-surgery care

Low Back Pain - Other Information

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