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Treatments for Back pain

Treatment List for Back pain

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Back pain includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Alternative Treatments for Back pain

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Back pain may include:

  • Correct posture while sitting, standing, driving
  • Sleep on your back
  • Core strengthening exercise
  • Methysulfonylmethane (MSM)
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NINDS Back Pain Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Limited rest combined with appropriate exercise and education is often the primary mode of therapy. Nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs alone or in combination with steroid injections, analgesics, muscle relaxants, or anti-depressants may be added to the therapy program. Acute back pain often goes away by itself in a few days or weeks. An ice bag or hot water bottle applied to the back may also help to alleviate pain. Prolonged bed rest is not beneficial because it weakens muscles. A physician should be notified immediately if there is no relief from pain after a few days in bed, if pain is severe or recurs, if radiating pain, numbness, tingling, or weakening occurs in the arms or legs, if bowel or bladder dysfunction occurs, if a child or elderly person has back pain, or if fever and/or vomiting occurs with back pain. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Back Pain Information Page: NINDS)

Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)

Treatment for a damaged disc includes drugs such as painkillers, muscle relaxants, and steroids; exercise or rest, depending on the patient's condition; adequate support, such as a brace or better mattress and physical therapy. In some cases, surgery may be required to remove the damaged portion of the disc and return it to its previous condition, especially when it is pressing a nerve root. Surgical procedures include discectomy, laminectomy, or spinal fusion (see section on surgery in How is Pain Treated? for more information on these treatments). (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

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