How to treat back pain
If you struggle with chronic neck or back pain, you know all too well how the discomfort can impact your life. Things that were once easy to accomplish now seem like a chore to complete. There’s good news, though. You’ll find that there’s hope that you will one day Stand Tall® again.
When it comes to neck and back pain, you’re not alone. More than 80 percent of Americans have, or will, suffer from chronic neck and back pain at some point in their lives. The truth is that you don’t have to live with neck or back pain. You can find relief.
In most cases, neck and back pain will resolve on its own through conservative, nonsurgical treatment. You will find that there are many different methods to treat your back pain without surgery, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, modifications to diet and exercise and pain medications.
For some, though, surgery is required to find relief from chronic neck and back pain. If you’ve been told that it’s time to consider a surgical option, make sure you do research to find the best solution for you.
Where to go for help
The best thing you can to do to combat your back pain is build a support system that includes caring family members, friends and reliable physicians. So where do you start? Ask around for referrals from those in your area, specifically for a physician that is known to treat neck and back pain.
Once you’ve found a dependable physician who can properly diagnose your condition with the help of an MRI or CT scan, you can begin building your treatment plan. Your physician will most likely suggest several weeks or months of conservative, nonsurgical treatment. And you may be referred to a chiropractor or physical therapist to help relieve your chronic pain.
Regardless of where you live, expert medical care is available to help you regain the life you love.