Eliminate Back Pain
Chronic back pain is a common condition that affects millions of Americans every year. If you’re plagued with chronic back pain, you understand the debilitating effects it can have on your life and well-being. But back pain is not something you have to live with forever. There are many treatments available to relieve your pain and get you back to the life you once knew.
What causes and risk factors are associated with back pain?
Back pain will often develop without a clear cause, and will require further tests performed by your physician to locate the source of your pain. Common conditions that can contribute to severe and persistent pain include:
- Muscle or ligament strain
- Skeletal irregularities
- Ruptured or bulging disks
In addition, risk factors that can make you more susceptible to back pain are:
- Weight gain
- Health and psychological conditions
- Lack of exercise
- Improper lifting
Eliminating back pain
Treating your back pain will depend on the cause and severity of your condition. Some of these treatments may be used simultaneously for effective treatment and optimal lasting results.
Medications are usually the first course of treatment to relieve your back pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers, muscle relaxants and topical pain relievers are among the medications that may be utilized.
Injections can help detect the source of your pain, as well as provide temporary relief. Injections usually consist of a local anesthetic and/or steroid solution.
Physical therapy and massage
Conservative treatment, like physical therapy and massage, can eliminate or lessen pain without requiring surgery. These treatments will help to strengthen and recondition the muscles to allow your body to move more easily without pain.
Surgery is typically only used when all other treatment methods have been explored without successful relief. Your surgical treatment will depend on your condition and its severity.
In some cases, you may benefit from chiropractic techniques to treat your back pain. In this case, an experienced chiropractor will be referred to you.
If you are interested in treating your chronic back pain, call the spine specialists at Spine Surgery of Idaho today at (208) 944-0056 to schedule your first appointment.