People living with a backache often face difficulties
in performing day-to-day activities and sometimes also remain deprived
of enjoying even the simplest of the pleasures of life. The pain can
affect any area of the back, mostly the lower back which supports most
of the body weight. It is one of the leading causes of work-related
disability. But, the good news is that back pain is both preventable and
treatable. Now, a variety of treatment options are available to cure
different types of back pain.
from acute pain do not need any treatment as this pain goes away on its
own, after some time. People who find this short term pain unbearable
can cure it by applying various home remedy measures like exercise or
some therapies like massage or hot an cold packs, as these are meant for
relieving mild pain. At the beginning of acute back pain you can follow
certain tips for diminishing the pain. These are:
Remain active instead of lying on the bed.
Use certain over the counter pain relievers like aspirin and muscle
relaxants to get rid of the pain.
Make use of supportive back belts, braces or corsets.
Take healthy sleep, it also plays a vital role in relieving back pain.
In case of acute pain, you can apply any of these methods. But, the
treatment for chronic back pain is different- it is an intensive
treatment combined with physical and psychological rehabilitation
programs which help in reducing pain. Some of the treatments are same as
that for acute back pain like physical therapy and pain relievers
(particularly, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's) and
exercises). These two when combined with the following treatments,
result into speedy recovery:
Newer agents like COX-2 inhibitors
Antidepressants known as tricyclics
Alternative therapies like TENS and massage
Other mind-body techniques such as relaxation and meditation
Medications including over the counter, prescribed and topical
Other treatments involves acupuncture, botox injections, and muscle
So, these are some of the recommended treatments
available for curing your back pain. Each treatment uses a special
technique and style for its curing procedure. After diagnosed by your
doctor, an appropriate treatment option would be advised to you which
would work according to the type of pain you are suffering from.