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Can voltaren gel be used for lower back pain?
I am not a medical professional at all. I am simply a patient who was Rx'ed Voltaren for back pain. The pain covers a large area of my lower back and left side/hip area. Having been giving no counseling about Voltaren either by the Doctor or Pharmacist, I assumed it was like the many other mostly useless creams, balms and oils this Doctor is prone to calling "miracle cures". VOLTAREN IS NOT LIKE THOSE. I did NOT notice the fine print that stated there is a "dosage card" taped to the inside of the package. Only 4 grams, meant to cover a small area can be applied at once. It appears to be designed for smaller targets like knees, hands, feet. I spread a liberal amount on my chronically painful lower back. Within 5 minutes I felt dizzy and knew I was soon to pass out. I went for my chair and fell into a deep slumber. I'm starting to believe that I was lucky to awaken. VOLTAREN MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY I plan to do some more research on Voltaren and back pain, but everything I've read so far suggests it is for joint pain. I happened to be seeing my Neuro the next day and brought it into him to look at. He also did not notice the important Dosing Card and blamed another med I've been taking for some time (though not that day) for my reaction. I'm a bit miffed that it was given for back pain and that neither the Doctor or Pharmacist counseled me about this medication and its apparent "off label" use. It says nothing on the Rx label about dosage. Yeah, if I had read several paragraphs into the info sheet I would have seen mention of the Dosage Card but we're not all perfect. When I mention to this Doctor that his other creams and gels don't work, he claims I'm simply not using enough. When I described my reaction to the prescribing Doctor, he just said use less. So I'm not perfect for not reading the insert in its entirety, but neither were 2 Doctors aware of the potential of overdose even when queried about it. Ask your Doctor about using Voltaren for back pain before trying it! R
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Laying flat on your back, then bringing your knees up to your chest and pulling them in. First one leg at a time, then both. Spend five minutes doing this twice a day and you'…ll see serious improvement. Also, look into a better bed.
There are many possible reasons why this could be... The human body is made up of many tissue or components. When we are talking about the locomotor sy…stem, we are talking about bones, muscles, ligaments (connect bone to bone), tendons (connect a muscle to a bone), cartilage (the lining over joint surfaces, joint capsules (connective tissue around joints), fascia (lining around different muscles) and to a lesser degree the nerves that course around many of these tissues. If any one or combination of tissue is either injured or not working properly pain may be generated. Generally speaking a younger person will develop back pain from muscle and/or joint dysfunction. Joints that move improperly or too much and muscles that are either weak, too short, or too long can cause back pain. Proper balance of muscle strength and joint motion are critical. In older people the prior reasons are in play but additionally, we see more symptoms associated with the joint surfaces creating pain when the cartilage thins; this is called osteoarthritis. A few tips to consider. 1. Seek the advice of a Doctor of Chiropractic or Physical Therapist. These professionals should be able to point to the possible source of the problem. 2. Many people have short hip flexor muscles due to careers and life where we SIT all the time (typing on computers like me). Stretching this muscle can make a world of difference. Hold the stretch for 45 seconds. 3. Consider speed walking to reduce the pounding on the joints. I understand you will get the same calorie burn. Still having problems... ride a bike! 4. If you run ALOT, your problem may be due to tissue fatigue (muscles or fascia or tendons or ligaments) Alter your training routine and seek professional help. 5. Join a running club and have your running gait evaluated by a pro. 6. Get your feet checked. Your feet may work just adequately with walking around in sedentary life but be pushed to the max with running. Orthotics may needed. AND, for goodness sake, don't cheap out on shoes. Get fit by a pro! 7. Put an ice pack on your lower back for 20 minutes after every run. 8. Pre-medicating with pain killers is a lousy way to deal with your problem. Hope this gets the problem solved.
No! My vet said if my dog even licked a little bit of it she would have to induce vomiting and call poison control. I am supposed to use but am afraid to. My little dog licks …everything!
There many causes for lower back pain including nervous system damage or injury to the muscles in the back.
My lower back is horrible but I found easy ways to correct it. You need to make sure you are breathing through you stomach not into your chest. When you are breathing look a…t your stomach and make sure it is moving up and down. If it is not, and your chest is, you need to change that. Also, at all times you should keep a curve in your back, even when bending, and when laying down. Exercises will help to strengthen you back and make it stronger. When standing up use you hips and thighs, NOT your back. These tips will not rid your back problems right away but will help a lot in the long stretch. Hope this helps!
Arch your back (while laying down) 'til you can't stand the pain then relax.Apply (Walmart) Equate muscle rub to the affected area(note do this b4 retiring about an hour,ok?Se…e a Chiropractor for an adjustment. Or you go to one of thiose knife happy surgeons and take a chance that they won't make you a paraplegic for the rest of your life.
Somatics exercises relieves back pain by targeting the brain's motor cortex to reset the resting levels of the muscles. We've known since 1680 that pandiculations bring the mu…scles to rest. Somatics exercises are a system of pandiculations where you learn how to tune down the pain and stress responses by creating chemicals of relaxation. You can find Hanna Somatic Educators who will help you learn how to safely do the somatics exercises which are gentle, easy movements... and movement has been shown to be more effective than regular exercise when it comes to treating back pain. Aquatic Therapy There are many benefits when it comes to using aquatic therapy as a way to eliminate back pain. The most important reason that makes aquatic therapy so beneficial is that when a patient participates in this form of therapy, they can reduce and possibly eliminate all of their back pain completely. Another benefit of aquatic therapy is that it allows the patient to become stronger and gain flexibility and balance. The patient will not only be working toward getting rid of their back pain, they will also be getting in shape which will lead to an ultimately healthier lifestyle.
If its a minor pain then heat and Motrin will help. Somatics exercises are simple, easy lazy movements where we get the brain to release held muscular tension and stress. …Many people find a TENS machine very good for back pain. .
No! Its only active ingredient is diclofenac, an NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) like acetaminophen (Tylenol), or aspirin, or ibuprofen. They are all completely n…on-psychoactive (psychoactive meaning: "it gets you high"). They are also known for overdose (or high regular dosing) effects such as stomach ulcers(ibuprofen, sodium naproxen, etc.) and liver failure(acetaminophen) and death(all).
Use ice for injuries to calm down any damaged tissues that are inflamed or swollen. Use heat for sore muscles, chronic pain and stress.
pneumonia is a respiritory disease, but if you have severe fits of coughing it could cause back pain Pneumonia can cause general body pain including back pain, however it can… cause spinal abscess specially in flail persons, it is a serious complication and must be visited by physician as soon as possible
Back pain be caused from many different reasons, such as poor posture over time, muscle soreness, back injury or pressure to a nerve / nerve root from a herniated disc, nerve …compression or spinal stenosis among other conditions. If you have pain for 6 weeks or longer you should visit your doctor for proper treatment.
Some people think that just like other problems, one should also rest or lie down if he is suffering from back pain. In reality, one should move the pain area as much as possi…ble. Moving the pain area helps in getting rid of this problem but it also does not mean to move it for a long period of time. Neither too much rest, nor too much movement is good for lower back pain, left side. www.whatisbackpain.info
I will tell you how to overcome the lower back pain 1.Doing daily exercise 2. You have to reduce your body Weight 3.Posture when standing 4.Posture when sitting 5.Li…fting things 6. you have to avoid Long term driving
Avoid or change the life style activities that cause pain. Try to avoid these below things: bending long term standing long term sitting lifting, or reaching These… movements put extra stress on your back.
Many different reasons. Maybe a pulled or strained muscle.. you may have whats called a Subluxation. this is a term used by Doctors of Chiropractic to describe the misalignme…nt of the spine resulting in nerve pressure or irritation. (commonly known as pinched nerves) Subluxations of the vertebrae of the spine are by far the most common type. Even the slightest misalignment can produce pressure and irritation upon nerves, effecting improper communication of vital nerve impulses to the organs, cells, and tissue of the body. The greater the misalignment, the greater the possibility of its affecting a nerve, and to a more severe degree. The more severe the subluxation, the more discomfort, pain, and often disabling illness that can result. info from http://www.backontrackinc.com/subluxation.htm