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Back pain is one of the most common complaints that patients bring to a doctor. The treatments doctors recommend depend on the cause of the pain, its severity, and its duration. In many cases, rest, and painkillers are sufficient to relieve the discomfort. In the most extreme cases, the doctor may recommend surgery. People with back pain can also turn to medications, exercise, and relaxation techniques.

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1. Keep Moving or Bed Rest?

People with back pain were once advised to rest in bed to find relief from their pains. Doctors today believe that relief comes much more quickly to patients who stay on the move. It may be difficult to move around when experiencing strong pain. Start by walking around the house a little. Each day, walk a little bit more. Don't wait for the pain to cease completely before going back to work. Returning to your normal routine also aids recovery,

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