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- Website: Berkeley Wellness
- Resource type: Article
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Try self-care, medication, and rehabilitation to treat back pain. Get a second opinion if your doctor recommends imaging or surgery. These options should be limited to cases of severe pain or if your doctor suspects progressive neurological impairment or serious underlying conditions.
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back pain, surgery, self-care, rehabilitation, imaging, spine, MRI
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Rated on: 6/1/2016 1:30:16 PM
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