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Lower Back Pain

What is general back pain, and what causes it?

  • Muscle aches and pains, shooting pains, or reduced ability to move.
  • Back pain causes include a variety of medical conditions.
  • The source of your back pain (lower back) may also be your feet.

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How can I treat my lower back pain?

  • Treatment depends on the cause.
  • Generally, over-the-counter pain relievers, ice, or heat are all that’s needed.
  • Try to continue with regular daily activities, as is possible.

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How can I prevent lower back pain?

  • Exercise regularly, practicing core-strengthening exercises for lower back.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Practice good posture and lifting techniques.

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When should I consult a doctor?

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