If you suffer from chronic back pain then it's important for you to find ways to get some relief from that pain. Not every form of treatment works for every person, and this is why you want to familiarize yourself with as many types of treatments as you can.
Chiropractic treatments are one way you can go about getting some relief from your back pain. There are different methods a chiropractor can use such as manual manipulation of your back, alignment of your spine with a hand-held device that clicks the vertebrae back into proper alignment and the adjustment of joints to relieve pressure.
A physical therapist will focus on treating your pain by increasing your flexibility and strength. The treatments will more than likely have a larger focus on exercise and stretching, while incorporating other methods known for helping with pain directly. Some of these methods can include massage, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and the use of heat or cold packs.
If it's been determined that your lower back pain is chronic, then you may be given a referral to a pain management specialist. This specialist will work with you on how to treat your pain using other methods such as pain medication or injections.
If your condition is permanent and it causes you a great deal of pain, or puts you at risk for worse problems, you may be at the point where you will need to consider surgery. There are many factors that go into deciding whether or not you are a good candidate for surgery and what type of surgery is the right one for you. Some surgeries are less invasive and are done with the use of lasers, where others are considered major surgery and involve the placement of hardware in your back.
Home health care
If you have severe pain and it makes it hard for you to get around, or you do have back surgery and need time to heal then you may benefit from the services of a home health care agency. A home health care worker can come to your home and care for you. They can help administer your medications, help you with your meals, provide you with physical therapy and help with your daily hygiene. They can also take you to doctor's appointments and even take care of housecleaning shopping and other chores you can't do.
For more information, contact AAA Referral & Home Health or a similar organization.
During my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time pushing pillows behind my back trying to find comfort. As the size of the baby grew, so did my discomfort. By the time she was born, I was more than ready to give birth. When I found out I was pregnant again, I was determined that I would not suffer through the same discomforts. I started researching ways to ease the symptoms of pregnancy, including back pain. I created this blog to help other expectant moms find remedies to deal with those symptoms that can be emotionally and physically draining.