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Confi

dent
ial

Back Pain Relief:

YOU'RE
DOING IT
WRONG

Could It Be
Related to
Something Else?

Other health conditions-or even a
history of them-can sometimes contribute to back pain. For example,
because osteoporosis causes your
bones to weaken or thin, trouble with
your back could be a result.
"If you have osteoporosis with back
pain, it could lead to an osteoporotic
fracture in the spine, so that's something we look for," Buchowski says.
Although rare, cancer can be a cause
of back pain. "A history of cancer
could indicate there's been a metastasis [spreading] in the spine that's
weakened the bone and led to a fracture," he says.

Is It Getting
Better?

This can be a tricky issue,
because for most people, back pain
comes and goes, Kennedy says.
"The severe, crushing pain usually
doesn't last for long while the low-level
nagging pain feels like it lasts forever. At
some point, it's worth getting checked
out just to make sure you're not missing something," he says.
If your pain seems to be related
to activity and improves with rest,
it's more likely to be mechanical
pain, Buchowski says, and he recommends self-treatment options including ibuprofen or acetaminophen, or
core-strengthening exercises and lowimpact aerobic activities, like walking
or swimming, to see if that helps.
"If it's not better in a couple of weeks,
it may be time to see a primary care
doctor or specialist and start physical
therapy," he says. ■

When seeking relief for back pain, some of
the things we do might actually sabotage
our healing. Here are three of the biggest
mistakes to avoid.
1. Staying in bed. "Beyond 24 to 48
hours, bed rest can actually hurt recovery,"
says E. Wayne Mosley, MD, an orthopedic
surgeon with Parrish Medical Group. He
recommends slowly getting back into activity with shorter periods of rest over time.
2. Having unrealistic expectations.
"Our society tends to look for the quick
fix, but often that just doesn't exist when it
comes to pain," he says. Try to accept that
you're going to have a few aches and pains
as you age while doing what you can to
minimize it.
3. Overdoing it. Because pain may take
time to resolve, don't try to do too much
too quickly. "You might think you can speed
your recovery, but you can end up making
your recovery time even longer," he says.
"Follow your doctor's orders."

DOWNLOAD

Exercise for a
Healthier Back
Had a bout of back pain?
Conditioning exercises can
help prevent it from returning. Download a PDF of back
exercises from the American
Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons and get your back
in shape at orthoinfo.org/
globalassets/pdfs/2017rehab_spine.pdf.

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