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What is produced by the pituitary to help relieve pain?
Answer Yes... About as well as water beds do. The weight is distributed more evenly due to the lack of certain bony areas supporting greater weight on said points. A…lso, make sure you get one that has cool foam.
As a general statement, the very best back stretches to relieve lower back pain are those that correct or improve a particular problem an individual has that is causing back p…ain. Doing muscle stretches for a normal or healthy area of the body will not be especially effective in helping reduce or control low back pain. This is why it is generally best to first consult with a specialist in low back pain (orthopedist, chiropractor, physical therapist) to determine the exact nature and cause of your back pain. Ask to have an exercise and stretching recommendation made for your particular problem that is causing your back pain. Having established that specific stretches for a particular problem will provide best relief of back pain, here are three very good general back stretches. These stretches often relieve low back pain because they stretch and relax muscles that are commonly tight for most people. Stretching the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the low back daily is a great way to avoid the low back tightness and soreness that happens after prolonged inactivity, overuse or arthritis. Doing these twice daily (early AM and before bed) during an acute episode of back pain can be helpful to relieve pain and stiffness, as well as help prevent problems in the future. All stretches should be done to comfortable tolerance and should not cause pain or discomfort while doing them; stop immediately if pain occurs and consult with your doctor. Pelvic tilt - Lie on a padded surface, face up, with both knees bent, feet flat on the surface and arms resting comfortably at the sides. Notice the small hallow space of the low back that is not touching the surface you a lying on; this is the part of the spine you want to flatten in this exercise. Flatten the low back by tilting the pelvis; tighten the muscles of the abdomen (tummy) and allow the pelvis to roll backward so the front of the pelvis rolls upward toward the head. This will cause the small of the back to flatten and firmly press against the surface you are lying on. Stretch the low back by tilting the pelvis and flattening the spine for 5 seconds, then relax. Gradually build to 10 repetitions. Knees to chest - Lie on a padded surface, face up, with both both legs out straight. Bent one knee and raise it up toward the chest as you hold the knee with the hands and bring the knee further toward the chest. While pressing the knee to the chest, flatten and press the small of the back toward the surface you are lying on. An obvious and comfortable stretch should be felt in the low back. Hold for 5-10 seconds. Alternate with the other knee. Repeat 5-10 times. Piriformis stretch - The piriformis muscle is an important muscle of posture and movement; when it is tight it can cause back pain and leg pain (sciatica). Stretch the piriformis muscle by lying on a comfortable surface, face up, both knees bent and feet flat on the surface you are lying on. Raise one leg up and cross it over the other knee, so the back of raised thigh is resting on the top of the thigh that has not moved; the raised knee will be extended beyond the top of the other knee. Firmly pull the raised knee down and toward the chest, as shown in the picture, until a comfortable stretch is felt in the low back and buttock. Hold for 15-30 seconds. Alternate with the other knee. Relax, and repeat 3 times.
Yes, it totally can. I have some back problems, PARS fracture, tucked pelvis and some scoilosis. I've found that just a small amount of valium, 2.5 to be exact, works wonders.… Of course, I combine that with a daily swimming routine, daily stretching routine and a light bike ride 3 days a week. If you don't have movement in your hips and lower back, all the valium in the world will not help. In my opinion, that small bit of valium helps relax the nerves, which is what usually is getting pinched when you have sciatica pain. Hope this helps. By the way, I was never prescribed valium, i just figured it out on my own.
Absolutely not. Though the pain is felt in the legs and foot, the Sciatic nerve and resulting pain from it is due to nerve compression from the L4/L5 or L5/S1 disk… on the nerve itself. Operating on the wrong body part won't do anything but make you feel worse. As a person with a long history of spinal and pain problems, I will also tell you that you should NEVER consider surgery for back pain unless you are at the point where there are no other options available.
If it's bad enough that you can't walk, you might consider going to the ER. However, one thing to always remember is to NEVER ask up front for pain meds, no matter how bad the… pain is. If you do, you run the risk of not being taken seriously. Learn how to describe the pain (sharp, stabbing, burning, throbbing, etc.), and let them make the determination. Typically though, most of the time (about 95%) they're going to tell you to do non-surgical therapy anyway, and that's how you should proceed. Never even consider any type of spinal surgery unless you're looking at partial/total paralysis of a limb, or a wheelchair. Of course without pics there's no way to really be certain how bad it is, but the treatment is always the same for disk nerve problems, or back problems for that matter. If you're walking (however difficult, walking is a good sign), then all you really can do is stay off your feet and let things heal. Don't lift anything over a couple of pounds, and don't sit unless you absolutely have to. Lie down as much as you can; standing and sitting are the 2 worst positions when dealing with back pain, other than lying on your back. Keep in mind that bending or picking something up that has any weight could really aggravate it further. There are some things you can do to help yourself heal faster and make you more comfortable. After dealing with spinal issues for over 20 years, I can tell you that these work, and are a combination of traditional therapy and many years of experience. 1. The first thing to do is get pressure off your hips and spine. The easiest way to do that is to lay on your side, and put a large pillow or cushion between your knees (preferably one large enough to make your legs parallel to each other). The idea is to get pressure off the hips and the lower vertebrae. I still have to do it regularly, as I have permanent nerve damage in my own back. The other thing is to put a pillow behind your back, and one in front of you in a position that you can "hug it". That will keep you from rolling over onto your back when you're sleeping. If you can't lie on your side, then lie on your back with a cushion large enough under your legs to flatten out the small of your back. It's not ideal, but if the key is to get your legs high enough so that the pressure is off the lower spine. Back when I could still lie on my back, I used to actually lie on the floor with my legs on a couch - think being in a sitting position, only your back is on the floor. You'd be surprised how comfortable it can be. 2. Muscle spasms - One thing that makes nerve problems more painful in the back is muscle spasms. They're like a vicious circle; the nerve pain makes the muscles contract, which makes the back tighter, irritating the nerve more, and so on. I've used heat for years, but the key is using the right kind of heat. Ice does help some people, but the reason I don't use it or recommend it is that cold irritates already sensitive nerves, and though it helps reduce swelling in the short term, it also contracts the muscles, which causes more spasms and puts more pressure on the nerve. Still, everyone is different, so if it works for you, then give it a try. If you can find one at a local pharmacy, get a Thermophore pad - I've used one for 20 years, long before Chiro's started using them. They're an instant moist heat pad; it uses a flannel cover that draws moisture from the air, and it heats up within a minute or two. If they don't have one locally, you can get one at the Thermophore website (link below). Get the standard size (14"x27") with the switch you need to hold - the timer switch doesn't work very well. You need to find a way to relax the muscles further if you can. Heat will help, and getting pressure off the spine, but if it's bad enough you might consider asking your doctor for some Flexeril, which is a prescription muscle relaxer. These days it's the only thing that will still knock me out for more than a couple of hours, but you can just take half if you need to. 3. OTC Meds - Though I've long been a high-dose opiate patient, I still use a lot of OTC meds to reduce my dependence on them. 3 meds I take regularly are: a. Tylenol Extra-Strength Rapid Release Gel-Tabs - They work fast and extremely well. Just make sure you drink a lot of water / cranberry juice to keep your kidneys flushed. I take mine about every 6 - 8 hours, and even with my level of pain it helps make it tolerable. b. Bayer Back & Body Aspirin - It also works fast and does a really good job of easing the pain. You can't take as much of it as you can Tylenol, but I still use it in combination with it. c. Naproxen - Though I use prescription strength Naproxen, you can get it in a pharmacy as Aleve. Prescription strength is 500mg - Aleve tabs come in 220mg. Make sure you only take them every 12 hours. It's important to note that with myself, my pain tolerance is extremely high, and though the med combination above works, it's only good enough to keep me comfortable as long as my activity is really low. If the pain doesn't start getting better after a couple of days, then you'll need to see a doctor, but you should see one anyway, if for nothing else to get a note to allow you to stay at home and rest. Usually it takes 2-3 days before you start really feeling the difference if the nerve has been irritated or compressed. If the disk is herniated to the point where bedrest won't help, the next step will be a course of epidurals (steroid injection into the lower spinal area). While they hurt worse than the pain you're dealing with (and never ask to look at the needle), it does help if the disk is well enough that it can heal. Typically, they'll do one injection, and see how you're doing in a few days. If there's no progress, they'll do another. Though they will say that there's a course of 3 injections, in most cases if you've shown no improvement after the second injection, they'll start discussing surgical options.
take it to a vet! its obvious!
There are various methods which may be utilised to relieve the pain caused by wisdom teeth, these include purchasing over the counter pain-killers such as paracetamol or numbi…ng medications such as benzocaine. Additionally bathing the tooth with saltwater for one minute a few times a day will aid in numbing the pain significantly.
I like this question because it forces the pain reliever makers to state a reality. Any pain reliever can relieve most pain. Only the strength of the pain reliever shoul…d matter to the patient. Pain reliever companies make all these different kinds of relievers for different kinds of pain, when in fact, the pain receptors in the human body react to all of them. To explain: when you take a pain reliever, it deadens the pain to almost all your pain receptors all over your body- not to just your head or your finger or your toe. So, to take a pain reliever for a back ache is just as good to take for a head ache because this reliever will work on all pain receptors in your body. There may be some exceptions but as a rule for over the counter pain relievers this is true. Pain relievers do not know where the pain is, they just deaden the pain throughout the body to include what place is hurting.
It will relieve the tention surrounding the area with which you physically suffer. However, it will not terminate the pain entirely.
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!
I take naproxen sodium.It is store brand so I'm not sure what name you would look for. Sometime having a little drink like brandy or something works. I usually just have a win…e cooler and it is enough.I guess because it helps thin you blood so the flow is not as much.It seems to help my cramps.Hope this helps . :)
Definitely not! In fact, they cause it and will make it worse. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am only answerin…g this for a connection I made. Yes you can easily argue that high heels are bad, and that you are most likely off balance, as well as they usually hurt your feet. Although here is my argument (I am lacking reference, please don't take my word for it unless you know its true or find information): In Asian cultures, they believe that if you have flexibility in your toes it will help with lower back. This is seen in a school called Takagi Yoshin Ryu. They have a way of sitting, or kneeling where they tuck their toes under (to raise up their bottom from the ground. This is in fact the same thing high heels are doing. Like I said don't take my word for it I don't have any sources.
Often gas pain is caused by the bowels not moving properly, or by an abundance of acidic liquid diarreah like stool, also not moving comfortably through. An APPLE can …ease the symptoms of gas pain by relieving constipation, loosening stool, and absorbing excess liquid in the intestines. It is important that you feed the sufferer an actual fresh apple, not juice, not dried or canned or cooked. The pectin in the apple is what has the beneficial effect and pectin is most concentrated in the fresh apple. Any processing of the apple can damage or remove pectin and reduce the effect. Plus apple juice which is high in sugar may worsen the problem. I was a preschool teacher for 8 years, and we often had kids that had gas pain. I would ask the child when was the last "number 2", and often constipation was a factor. I would then feed the child slices of apple and water until the apple was gone and in a few minutes to an hour, the "flow" had been reestablished, pain gone. No harsh chemicals, plus some vitamins and fiber. And not to hard to get a kid to eat an apple. Try it once for constipation, child or adult, and you will be amazed. Here's a link to some science to explain why Apples ease gas pain and constipation. http://www.drugs.com/npp/apple.html
Go to the chiropractor, physical therapist etc. ice it and when you sleep,put a pillow underneath the thigh of the side of the injured hip. If you sleep on your side, be sure …to sleep on the injured hip to avoid gravitational pull
The answer for this greatly depends on the level of pain as well as the source of the pain. If the pain is severe, you may take tramadol for immediate relief. An…swer Everyone is different and medication that works well for one person may not work well for another. You can try over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen, tylenol, etc. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and many times not only aids in the relief of pain but gets to the source of the pain (inflammation) and reduces it thereby relieving the pain AND the cause. If over-the-counter medications do not work then you should definitely see a doctor.
An injection of cortisone may help to relieve lower back pain. However, it is not the only treatment available and people will experience differing levels of efficacy.