Back pain is a problem that can affect your daily life and limit your movements. Fortunately, effective treatments are available for managing this condition. However, it is important to look at all the treatments you can take to choose the best option. In this article, we will discuss non-surgical options for back pain relief.
There are many non-surgical treatments for back pain relief. The most common options include:
Medications can be used for treating back pain. Your doctor may recommend you to use some types of drugs such as acetaminophen, muscles relaxants, and antidepressants. Be careful when you use any type of medication and remember to follow all the instructions. Besides benefits, they may have some complications if you do not use them properly and accurately.
- Hot and cold therapies. You can use a hot or a cold compress to put on the pain area. This can help relax your muscles and relieve pain. Do not apply ice or hot objects directly to your skin; they can damage your skin. Use a cloth to prevent them from touching your skin.
- Massage. Massage helps relax muscles, increase the volume of blood flows around the pain area, promoting the healing process. Massage can also reduce stress which sometimes makes you feel even more painful.
Manual manipulation can be done by an osteopathic doctor, or other qualified health professional.
It can reduce the pressure on the affected structures in your back. Your back can become more flexible, and less painful. The treatment can also increase the blood flows.
Exercises are always included in back pain treatment. You can do proper exercises such as mild exercises, low-impact aerobic exercises, or stretching to improve your muscles and ligaments. This can provide support to your back, making it stronger.
Be careful when you exercise, as wrong exercises can worsen your pain and lead to problems such as injuries.
Back pain can be extremely unpleasant. Thus, you may need treatment for pain relief. Besides surgery, non-surgical treatments are effective and safe that can help ease your pain. However, you should see a doctor before deciding to take any treatment. They will help you determine what is the best treatment for you.
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Review Date: November 26, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
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