These are the Basics of Treating Back Pain

These are the Basics of Treating Back Pain

You can’t always control the posture in which you sleep. It isn’t till you wake up that you realize that was definitely not a position to be in for more than ten minutes. You don’t always fall the correct way. It isn’t till you feel the soreness creep up the next day that you realize you shouldn’t have dove for that ball. Whatever the reason may be, they happen and result in some serious back pain. What to do about it?

Home Remedies for Back Pain

Some remedies for minor pain can be things you can do yourself at home without much expenditure necessary. Stretching is something that can help alleviate the discomfort of back pain. Go against the motion that is causing you pain and hold it for some time to get the pain to subside. Yoga has some helpful poses that are good for dissolving back pain. The downward dog is good for back pain that is caused by arching back too much.

Another would be either cold water therapy or acupuncture but the cost can be daunting, especially because it’s not something that’ll work in the first go.

What are your options?

The best option would be to visit a physiatrist such as Doctors Villanueva and Root if you are in the Beverly Hills area. This would be in the case of serious or chronic back pain. If stretching didn’t help you, then visiting Doctors Villanueva and Root will be your best bet to ease your pain. His practice is for chronic and serious back and neck pains not responsive to treatment or surgery. Doctors Villanueva and Root offer minimally invasive surgical procedures, as well as interventional injections for difficult and persisting pain conditions. His Yelp page is exploding with raving and positive reviews. You can’t go wrong by picking him.

Hopefully the stretching and yoga help you with your back pain, but if they fail, Doctors Villanueva and Root will definitely help you defeat that pesky pain. Book your appointment today and don’t live another day with a painful back, when there are so many more questionable dives after the ball to be had.

Treatments for Low Back Pain

Treatment for lower back pain depends upon the patient’s history and the type and severity of pain. The vast majority of lower back pain cases get better within six weeks without surgery, and lower back pain exercises are almost always part of a treatment plan.

  • Low Impact Aerobic Exercise. In addition to exercises specific to the lower back, any low impact aerobic exercise, such as walking, is often an ideal exercise for the lower back because it helps bring oxygen to the soft tissues in the back to promote healing. Swimming or water exercise has the same effect and is an excellent option if walking is too painful.
  • Chiropractic Adjustment (also called Chiropractic Manipulation) can help improve spinal function by decreasing pain and inflammation to increase range of motion and physical function. Manual manipulation is also commonly performed by osteopathic physicians.
  • Epidural Steroid Injections deliver steroids directly into the painful area of the lower back to reduce inflammation. The steroids do not heal the components of the back, but often provide enough pain relief to allow patients to move, exercise and heal.
  • Surgery for Lower Back Pain Surgery is almost always the patient’s decision, and a qualified spine surgeon will be able to explain the pros and cons of each procedure. Forsciatica, laminectomy and microdiscectomy have been shown to significantly reduce pain symptoms by relieving the pressure on compressed nerve roots. Fusion surgery, which is used to stop the motion at a motion segment, is a more extensive surgery but can be effective at relieving pain due to a painful motion segment.

The above is not an exhaustive list of all possible treatments for lower back pain, but does include the most common treatments. It is advisable for patients to seek a diagnosis from their primary care physician, chiropractor, or a spine specialist (such as a physiatrist) to determine the underlying cause of their lower back pain and seek appropriate treatment.

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