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What Are Some Alternative Medical Therapies For Back And Neck Pain
See below: I often refer patients to this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/back-pain/lb00001_d. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Treatment for chronic back pain really depends on the cause. If the cause is a muscle/tendon issue, back stretching and strengthening is usually beneficial. If it is due to poor body mechanics, then having a trainer and ergonomic specialist may be helpful. See your doctor to find the cause and discuss with him/her about what treatment options are best for your specific situation. ...Read more
What kind of treatmments are available for serious back pain and already had surgery and is there another way besides medication , pain managment?
Spinal Cord Stim: Evaluation with a reptable pain management physician who can evaluate then implant the stim, after a trial. Nice thing about a spinal cord stim is that you can and indeed are required to, try it for a few days before the permanent implantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatments for chronic back pain? What are some treatment options for someone with chronic back pain?
Depends on Diagnosis: Proper diagnosis is the key here. There are a ton of systems that could cause back pain. Gi, urologic, vascular, musculoskeletal, spinal, etc. If you focus treatment on a system not causing your pain, then you will not get a favorable response in treatment. For spinal etiologies, conservative management is the focus if there are no red flags (e.g. Tumor, infection), and no associated leg pain. ...Read more
Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching), as well as anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications. Regular exercise, weight loss, improved diet, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...Read more
Many options: You need to have a diagnosis first, whether it is a simple strain/sprain, fracture, disc herniation, spinal stenosis. Assuming the condition does not need immediate surgical treatment, simple first treatments include chiropractic manipulation, massage, traction, physical therapy, acupuncture, medications, core strengthening exercises. If no response, consider injections and subsequently surgery. ...Read more
Solutions for chronic pain relief? What are some options for dealing with chronic pain that do not have side effects?
Diagnos the problem: Its important to know the etiology of your pain before starting a treatment plan. All treatments have main effects and side effects, the key is to maximize the former and minimize the latter. If you are looking for a comprehensive approach, think about consulting a physical medicine and rehab doc, also called a physiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. All of these can cause stiffness and/or pain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (Advil, Aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot!: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise (stretching, core stengthening, cardiovascular) at least 3x a week & activity modification. Yoga & pilates are good choices. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best is what works: There are many possible treatments for back pain. Some treatments include rest, stretching, strengthening, physical therapy, spinal manipulation, massage, medications, injections, and surgery. The best treatment is whatever works for you. See your family doctor or orthopedists for confirmation of the cause of your back pain and a treatment recommendation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatments: Other than medication.....Treatments can range from therapy (physical, chiropractic, osteopathic), injections, alternative treatments (accupuncture, etc), and surgery. Sometimes a multidisciplinary approach to back pain is needed. Behavior modification and psychologic treatments can be also considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acupuncture: Is a form of alternative and complementary treatment. It is derived from traditional chinese medicine. Research has indicated that acupuncture is a useful integrative and complementary treatment for medical complicate conditions. Also research has proven that acupuncture has no risk of dependence or side effects. ...Read more
Multiple: There are many treatments for back pain. There is surgery for chronic pain in cases of disease that requires surgery such as discs or spinal stenosis. There are chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy , and medications These frequently take the form of NSAIDs. Lastly there are narcotics but this is a last resort. Best wishes. ...Read more
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