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Identifying The Right Treatment For Your Back Pain

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.

People suffering 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
Costicosteroid injections
Antidepressants known as tricyclics

Alternative therapies like TENS and massage
Other mind-body techniques such as relaxation and meditation
Spine surgery
Medications including over the counter, prescribed and topical
Chiropractic care
Other treatments involves acupuncture, botox injections, and muscle relaxants

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.

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