8 doctors weighed in:

How can I manage severe back pain?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get checked out

The question is why are you having such severe pain.
You need to be examined and your pain further evaluated to identify the cause so the appropriate treatment plan can be developed. You should see your primary doc first and they can refer you to a specialist if needed.

In brief: Get checked out

The question is why are you having such severe pain.
You need to be examined and your pain further evaluated to identify the cause so the appropriate treatment plan can be developed. You should see your primary doc first and they can refer you to a specialist if needed.
Dr. William Newton
Dr. William Newton
Thank
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Meds, therapy

Back pain can be managed with anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxers, stretching and strengthening exercises, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, and even surgery if severe enough.
Your physician can help decided on the best treatment.

In brief: Meds, therapy

Back pain can be managed with anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxers, stretching and strengthening exercises, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, and even surgery if severe enough.
Your physician can help decided on the best treatment.
Dr. Louis Krenn
Dr. Louis Krenn
Thank
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on cause

Manage or cure?Most md's tend to 'manage' the pain whereas a good osteopathic dr. Will look for more subtle causes often overlooked by other drs.
A good history is key, but so is a good phys including an osteopathic hands-on exam to pick up those subtle clues.Osteopathic manipulation or other therapies such as prolotherapy are often curative.So, cure or manage? Depends on the cause found.

In brief: Depends on cause

Manage or cure?Most md's tend to 'manage' the pain whereas a good osteopathic dr. Will look for more subtle causes often overlooked by other drs.
A good history is key, but so is a good phys including an osteopathic hands-on exam to pick up those subtle clues.Osteopathic manipulation or other therapies such as prolotherapy are often curative.So, cure or manage? Depends on the cause found.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Thank
Read more answers from doctors