- Q Are there alternative treatments for back pain?
There are a variety of alternative treatments for back pain, some with more evidence of effectiveness than others. Some people take herbal supplements with anti-inflammatory properties instead of the regular over-the-counter drugs. These include willow... Full Answer
- Q How long does lower back pain usually last?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyMost lower back pain gradually gets better over about six weeks but some people still have pain after a year. Watch the video to learn more about duration of lower back pain. Full Answer
- Q How can rolling around on tennis balls help relieve lower back pain?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyUse your spare tennis balls for something other than your dog Bluto's game of fetch. Put one or two tennis balls in a sock. Put it under the painful spot in your back and lie on them. It works like an ultra-focused deep tissue massage on the area, sans... Full Answer
- Q Do back braces and weight lifting belts really work?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineBack braces and weight lifting belts may be found in gyms and hardware stores all across the country, but they are not - repeat not - going to protect you from injury. In fact, back braces and belts may look cool, but they may increase your chances of... Full Answer