May 8, 2016

Pain, Pain Go Away Don’t Come Any Single Day

Acute back pain comes on suddenly but improves over time; chronic pain worsens and can last months. See your primary care physician if you don't feel better after three to four days. They may refer you to a neurologist or a neuro­surgeon if the pain is nerve related; an orthopedist, osteopath, or chiropractor for musculoskeletal problems; a rheumatologist for joint problems; or a physical therapist or physiatrist for rehabilitation exercises. Back specialists typically recommend one or more of the following strategies:

Treatment: Chiropractic care restores mobility by manipulating joints and the spine; it often incorporates massage.
Best for Acute back pain; not for those with nerve impairment or herniated disks

Treatment: Therapeutic, Swedish, or sports massage uses pressure to stretch and stimulate blood circulation to muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Best for Chronic low-back pain

Treatment: Acupuncture may block pain signals and release endorphins.
Best for Chronic low-back pain

Treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy teaches mind-body techniques to help manage chronic pain.
Best for Chronic back pain

Treatment: Muscle relaxants provide short-term pain relief from severe muscle spasms.
Best for Acute low-back pain

Treatment: Exercise, such as yoga, stretching, or strength training, improves mobility.
Best for Acute and chronic low-back pain

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