Your back plays an essential role in nearly everything you do. When back pain persists, it can ruin your quality of life. Over-the-counter medications and anti-inflammatory drugs can help ease symptoms, but the relief doesn’t always last. There are many ways that medical professionals treat back pain, but how do you know which treatment will work best for you? Here are some tips to help you consider which back treatment may bring back pain relief.
Causes Of Chronic Back Pain
Your spine plays a critical role in how your body functions. When you’ve injured it somehow, it can affect everything you do. Some people suffer from chronic back pain after they’ve been in a car accident or had a fall from a significant height. Other causes of chronic back pain can include
- Poor Posture
- High-Impact movements
- Sitting for long periods
- Lifting heavy objects
- Being overweight
- Slipping and falling
- Unsuccessful back surgery
Treating Chronic Back Pain At Home
Some home remedies can help with your back pain, depending on the severity of your symptoms. One treatment that can help is wearing a back brace to help stabilize your spine. By restricting your range of motion, a back brace can help stabilize your spine and relieve pressure on your back. A back brace can help bear some of the weight that your lower back usually carries and may bring you some relief.
Also, using a heating pad and taking can help ease tension in your back muscles, helping them relax and bringing you pain relief.
Other Treatments For Chronic Back Pain
There are many ways to treat mild to moderate back injuries at home, but sometimes conservative methods aren’t enough to bring long-term relief. For some people, chronic back pain may be severe enough to require back surgery. Although the thought of back surgery can sound intimidating, many minimally invasive procedures can help relieve your pain and get you back to feeling your best.
Some examples of minimally invasive procedures are:
- Lumbar fusion
Please contact our office today if you’re suffering from back pain and want to know more about your treatment options. Please schedule a consultation at one of our 7 locations by calling 631.689.6698.