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So Now You Have A Back Pain, What Is The Best Remedy?

May 3, 2008
It is no fun to have a back pain, but your not alone, millions of people living on this globe have some form of back pain. Most times their is a solution for your back pain, but there is one thing that should always do if your back pain doesn't go away after a few days, you should visit your doctor or another medical professional to take a look or do some further investigation. You don't want to make it worse by not knowing what the reason for the pain could be.

Your doctor will now what to do against the pain in your back once they know what the cause is. There are many types of remedies for back pain and you should trust your doctor in knowing the best solution. A doctor is trained to take these type of decisions by looking at the possible cause and then deciding which treatment will be the best for your back pain.

The remedies for Back Pain

When asked about the remedy people take, when they are confronted with a more permanent back pain for the first, most people will tell that they take some form of medication. Often a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is prescribed by a doctor or a muscle relaxant so the muscles (if that is the cause of the back pain) can relax and stop the tension.

Physical therapy is the next step if the drugs or muscle relaxers on their own don't work or are not showing the expected results. Often the physical therapy will start while still taking the prescribed drugs. The therapist will have a choice of techniques to choose from, some of them are ultrasound, ice or heat and even electrical stimulation. And while applying the techniques the therapist will look at the results so he can pinpoint which treatment will work the best for the patients particular back pain problem.

With electrical stimulation a weak electrical current is sent from a unit through the skin in to nerve pathways. Although this does not work for everyone or all kinds of back pain it is becoming very popular and it can be tried to see if there are positive results.

The last resort for back pain treatment is and should always be, surgery. The percentage of people with back pain who can only be helped with surgery is very low. A type of surgery where a part of the vertebra, the spinal column bony part, is removed, this is called lacminectomy and laminotomy. Another surgical option is intradiscal electrothermal therapy, with this option a needle is inserted into the disc through a catheder.

Your doctor is the person you should talk to when it comes making a decision what treatment you should get for your back pain. That's most important advice anyone can give you, when your back pain takes longer than it normally does after a day of hard work you should consult with your doctor. He or she can give you the best advice on the procedure you should follow.
About the Author
Richard Collins knows about back pain first hand. He has seen all kinds of doctors and done all kinds of therapies. On his blog he talks about this subject in more detail ranging from the mckenzie treatment for low back pain to the neurophysiology of back pain .
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