Back Pain Help Management
Back Pain Help Management
Nov 4, 2009
Back pain management involves techniques to help deal with pain that has lasted for months.
Category: Health & Fitness
Classroom: Lower Back Pain Exercises, Treatment And Remedies





Back Pain Help Management

Back pain management involves techniques to help deal with pain that has lasted for months. The pain can be due to injury from accidents or repetitive stress, such as what furniture movers may experience in their every day jobs. Back pain also can be due to illness or disease, but there is help with successful management in relieving your back pain no matter what is causing it.

Back pain management

Back pain help management programs include:

Exercise:

  • McKenzie Method

  • Water therapy

  • Low impact aerobic exercises

Manipulation:

  • Chiropractic

  • Osteopathy

  • Massage therapy

Behavioral modification:

  • Biofeedback

  • Cognitive therapy

  • Relaxation

  • Coping strategies

Cutaneous stimulation: Makes use of cold and hot packs, along with physical exercise.

Electrotherapy: such as the TENS unit which uses low voltage electrical stimulation to the affected nerves.

Pain Management:

  • Analgesics

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs

  • Muscle relaxants

  • Narcotic medications

  • Antidepressants and anticonvulsants

Other back pain help management methods include:

  • Injections of steroids

  • Prolotherapy

  • Implanted electrotherapy devices

  • Opioid infusion pumps

  • Radiofrequency radioablation

Health care professionals specifically trained in the pain management can help you determine the type of management technique that is best for you. They may use one modality or combine two or more to bring you the relief you need for your back pain.

These health care professionals include:

  • Anesthesiologists

  • Physical and occupational therapists

  • Neurologists

  • Osteopaths

  • Primary care physicians

Psychologists and psychiatrists, as well as those trained in the behavioral sciences can also be instrumental in the management of back pain. No one field has dibs on the back pain management market. It is the culmination of all specialties working together to bring about successful management of back pain.

Most specialists are seen by referral from your primary care physician. When intractable back pain is at issue, a specialist in the management of back pain should be consulted. It can be a daunting task wading through all of the pain management systems available, but your health care professional can help lead the way in finding the treatment that is correct for your particular problem.

Surgical intervention should be the last on your list to try. Although there are times when surgery is the best route to alleviating your pain, trying other methods first is highly advised. It is important, however, to not let your back pain go untreated. Getting an early diagnosis and treatment can prevent your pain from getting worse.

If your pain has existed for longer than two weeks, it may be chronic condition that is very treatable. There is no reason to live a life with back pain. With all the back pain help management programs available your pain can be significantly reduced or eradicated altogether.

by Barb Hicks, RN


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