Dr. Nathan Kadlecek, PT
Is a physical therapist committed to providing high quality health information, largely focused on lower back pain and the gross overuse of diagnostic imaging, medication, surgery, low quality treatment methods, and the over-diagnosis of pain conditions. He's also a powerlifter, pain nerd, macro-scale thinker, and wants to help you think differently about pain, healthcare, and life.
1. Take 10 deep breaths if possible
2. Find a couple movements that feel good. Find a direction of movement that feels okay.
3. If cleared by your doctor, NSAIDs can help. (tylenol) (this is not advice telling you to take medication)
5. Recognize that usually when your back seizes up, it's not due to anything seriously dangerous occuring like cancer, a fracture, or anything like that. If you've had recent trauma then yes, you should get that checked out.
6. Red Flags would include worsening numbness, tingling, weakness, and bowel and bladder changes. This would indicate a need to see your physician ASAP.
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