Conservative Care For Back Pain

Why Conservative Care For Back Pain Is A Better Option

An alternate angle of a doctor holding a spinal replicaBack pain may range from a dull aching sensation to a sharp, shooting pain anywhere in the upper, mid or lower back region. It can be caused due to several different reasons such as:

• Bad posture
• Overstretching
• Bending for long periods of time
• Overuse of muscles in the workplace
• Pushing, pulling or lifting heavy objects
• Sitting in a hunched position for extended periods of time

Whatever the cause, back pain can be debilitating and it needs to be treated as soon as possible so you can get back to your daily routine. At Lakeland Spine Center you will find doctors who have had years of experience with treating shoulder pain, neck pain, slipped disc and lower back pain using only non-surgical treatments. Make an appointment with us so we can recommend the best conservative treatment for you.

Advantages Of Conservative Care For Back Pain

When you have back pain, you will find that there are several health care options available to you. One of the biggest decisions you will have to make is whether you should opt for surgery for conservative care. Several studies have shown that conservative care offers several short term as well as long term benefits over surgery when it comes to treating back pain. These benefits include:

• A more well-rounded approach to treating various musculoskeletal injuries
• Better outcomes from joint manipulation, exercise therapy and soft tissue treatment
• Faster recovery
• Lower risk of side effects from anesthesia
• Costs less than surgery

What Does Conservative Care Entail?

Conservative care includes a variety of techniques that are non-invasive. The type of treatment that is recommended will depend on the location of the pain as well as the cause of the pain. Back pain due to an injury may require a completely different treatment from pain caused due to bad posture or overuse of muscles.

Some of the techniques that are typically used in conservative care include:

• Therapeutic massage
• Physiotherapy & rehabilitation
• Back exercises
• Chiropractic
• Over the counter medications
• Heat or ice application

It is important to remember that you should never try to diagnose or treat back pain by yourself. Back pain could be caused by a pinched nerve, degenerative disc disease, slipped disc or several other reasons. Self-treatment without a proper diagnosis as to the cause of the pain could make matters even worse. The best thing you can do is to consult with a qualified spine doctor.