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Why Seek Professional Assistance for Back Pain Relief?

Posted Sep 06 2013 6:31am

Professional assistance is suggested for back pain relief as they offer proper treatment for the exact root cause for optimal results.

Back pain is a common ailment affecting individuals of all ages. Mild pain often gets resolved on its own, but severe back pain does not, immobilizing the body and preventing you from carrying out routine activities and work. That’s when it’s important to seek professional assistance for back pain relief. The good news is leading multi-specialty healthcare centers offer effective minimally invasive treatments. A pain management physician can quickly identify the causes of the pain and recommend the right treatment.

Causes of Back Pain

As the back is composed of various muscles, bones, nerves and joints, it’s usually very difficult to find the root cause of the pain. Twisting, over-stretching, bending awkwardly or for a long time, slouching when seated, and repetitive strain injury are all activities that can injure your back and cause pain. Back pain is also the result of many medical conditions such as

  Herniated disc
  Osteoarthritis/degenerative spine conditions
  Spinal stenosis
  Osteoporosis
  Degenerative disc disease
  Lumbar muscle strain

  Ruptured disc
  Lumbar spine arthritis
  Spondylolisthesis
  Muscle strain/sprain
  Sciatica

The extent of the pain would depend on the complexity of the condition. Prompt medical attention is important for back pain relief. Only a qualified and experienced physician can provide proper diagnosis and treatment.

Back Pain Treatment Options


Reputable healthcare centers offer multiple back pain treatment techniques such as:

Prolotherapy:
Lower back, arthritis and tennis elbow can be treated with prolotherapy. A natural irritant agent along with a local anesthetic is injected into the area of pain. This can stimulate a healing response.

Injections and NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory medication and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are effective in treating acute back pain. Injections could include trigger point, epidural steroid and facet joint injections.

Physical therapy:
Physical therapy includes passive and active options. Heat/ice packs and TENS are the passive modes of treatment. The active modes include exercises such as stretching and low-impact aerobic conditioning.

Spinal decompression: This FDA approved therapy can reverse nerve impairment, reduce the loading of the spine and mend damaged spinal discs. It involves the use of a spinal decompression machine which works to create a vacuum is within the disc and pull back protruded disc material back in position to relieve pain and stimulate blood circulation.

Chiropractic manipulation: This 'hands-on' treatment technique can correct misaligned spine or joints and restore them to their proper position. The treatment releases blockages, improves blood circulation and enhances the immune system.

Advantages of Treatment at a Multi-specialty Healthcare Center

The best place to seek professional assistance for back pain relief is at a multi-specialty healthcare center. The team of professionals at such centers would include orthopedists, physical therapists, neurologists, and chiropractors. Each patient would be carefully evaluated using various diagnostic modalities to determine the root cause of the pain. Working as a team, these specialists would then offer a customized back pain management plan to suit the patient’s condition, severity and medical history.

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