Back pain might feel like one of those conditions that just becomes part of life for some people, but that line of thinking keeps too many people from pursuing the help that’s available for them!
Persistent back pain is not normal, and no one should ever feel that they have to just grit their teeth and deal with it – not before fully pursuing their options for treatment, management, and relief.
There are many reasons back pain can exist, and many different types of treatments that best address that range of factors. You may be able to attempt some forms of treatment at home, while others may require the knowledge, techniques, and tools of our experts. In most cases, there are more options than surgery that may provide the results you need.
Before we investigate some potential back pain treatment options, it’s important to understand a few things:
- We always strongly recommend seeing us about persistent back pain before attempting any form of treatment. We can get to the root of your pain and recommend treatments that can directly target your needs.
- Never try anything on your own that causes more pain or may further harm your back.
- Even if a treatment provides some relief (which is good!), more might still be able to be done to provide complete relief.
If you have any questions about back pain whatsoever or want to schedule an appointment with us, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’ll be happy to help!
Targeted Stretching and Exercise
Although movement and exercise don’t always seem like the best ways to address chronic back pain, experts have learned over time that maintaining a reasonable level of motion can help recovery time more than long periods of rest.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you should automatically go out and run miles. The types of stretching and exercise you perform matter greatly, and you should always consult a professional regarding any such program.
A guided regimen can help condition muscles, ligaments, and other areas of the back to best aid relief without risking further pain and damage. Additional techniques to target the abdomen, hips, and glutes can provide additional support in various cases.