Treatment for Back Pain
Diagnosing Back Pain: Treatment for Back Pain for both there are many options
Treatment for Back Pain can be complex. Back pain can be sudden, constant, or even debilitating. If you see a doctor for back pain they will examine your back. Your doctor may asses your ability to do certain things. They may ask you to sit, stand, walk or lift your legs. Your doctor may ask you some questions about your pain. All of this will help determine how well you can function with
your pain. If they suspect a certain condition may be causing back pain, they will order more tests. An X-ray, MRI, blood test or bone scan may be ordered to help pin-point the problem. There are a variety of treatments for back pain.
Diet and Lifestyle
The first treatment for back pain to take into consideration is diet and exercise. Most diets are highly inflammatory. They contain Trans fats, refined sugars and processed foods. An unhealthy diet could be contributing to back pain. Maintaining a healthy weight could help lessen back pain. Ultimately this helps reduce pressure on the spine. It’s also important to listen to your body and to pace yourself. Take a break when needed.
Massage is an alternative treatment for back pain. Massage has many benefits to aid in relieving back pain. Massage improves blood circulation. This aids in recovery of muscle soreness. Massage also helps to relax the muscles. This helps to improve range of motion. The most important benefit of massage is the release of endorphins. Endorphins are the chemicals in the body that make you feel good. This can be very helpful when managing pain.
Epidural injections are used as a short term treatment for back pain. Injections work by reducing inflammation. This helps to relieve pain. Injections may be more effective than oral medication. This is because the pain relief is delivered straight to the source. Steroid injections are only successful in relieving about 50% of patient’s pain. Steroid injections can last anywhere from one week to one year.
Pain relief can be accomplished through Physical Therapy. Physical therapy involves treatments that prevent and manage injuries. Physical Therapy also helps relieve pain, promote healing and restore function and mobility. A Physical Therapist is educated in rehabilitation. A Physical Therapist may focus on decreasing pain with passive or active therapy. Passive therapy includes manual therapies, heat/icepack, electrical stimulation or dry needling. Some examples of active therapy include stretching, exercise, or low-impact aerobic conditioning. Each individual may respond differently to therapy. People have different bodies and different habits.
Chiropractic Care is another good alternative treatment for back pain. Chiropractic care focuses on the treatment of nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors focus on manipulation of the spine and surrounding areas. Chiropractors manipulate the spine through adjustments. This alleviates pressure off of the nerves. There are a variety of adjustments chiropractors can do. Chiropractic care allows pain relief without the use of drugs or medication.
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At the ProAdjuster Chiropractic Clinic, we offer a variety of these treatments. It can be useful to use multiple treatments for back pain. We offer a no charge nutritional consultation, if you feel weight is contributing to your back pain. We also offer Massage and Physical Therapy. We also offer treatment through the Pulstar ProAdjuster. This allows the patient to chiropractic care without any popping, cracking turning, and twisting. check us out at http://www.tcm.org/entry/virginia/virginia-beach/chiropractic/james-maggio-…