Back Pain Treatment Options


We are all living in times where stress and strain has become unavoidable. Unfortunately, stress does not show mercy for any age group. Therefore, everybody from a 6-year old to an octogenarian undergoes stress almost every day. Work pressures from the office, the pressure of living up to teachers’ and guardians’ expectations in schools, colleges, universities, and all other kinds of academic institutions can easily result in stress.


Stress manifests or expresses itself in numerous ways. Pain affecting the back is one manifestation that affects a majority of people irrespective of their age group, yet it affects a sizeable proportion of middle-aged and elderly people. More than 90% of the American population has experienced at least one event of back pain in their lifetime. The back pain treatment options presented below will primarily lay emphasis on the different unconventional, traditional, and modern procedures for back pain treatment after a brief commentary on the symptoms and causes of pain affecting the back.

While lower back pain is extremely common, the symptoms and severity of lower back pain vary greatly

Symptoms and Causes


The commonly prevalent symptoms includes a sharp, needle-prick sensation of pain or ache starting from the nape and descending downwards passing through the upper back, mid-rib, and the lower back, going down to the buttocks and terminating at the extremities of the leg. Such pain can be recurring or persistent, and labeled as acute or chronic respectively by orthopedists and physicians. Our spinal cord is made up of vertebral discs enmeshed by muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, tissues, and cells.

We experience recurring or persistent bouts of soreness affecting the muscles and bones of the back when there is a disturbance in any of the component parts. The causes of the soreness are generally classified into three broad categories: 1) Mechanical and structural issues or problems. 2) Stress and strain-related problems. 3) Medical problems such as osteoporosis, sciatica, arthritis, and so on.


Treatment Procedures


Medical sciences have made great strides as far as remedial and corrective measures for back pain treatment are concerned. Depending upon the type of pain, whether it is acute or chronic, there are procedures that can provide relief in the short-term or long-term. Most people find that the pain goes way, and in some people it keeps coming back irrespective of whether one goes for treatment or not. We usually take over-the-counter medicines for instant relief.


However, if you have persistent soreness in the back, you should consult a physician who may suggest some of the following procedures:


  1. Hot/cold packs or both.
  2. Physiotherapy
  3. OTC medications.
  4. Steroidal and numbing injections.
  5. Chiropractics.
  6. Massages.
  7. TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
  8. Yoga.
  9. Herbal Remedies.
  10. Surgical Procedures.


This video shows a lecture from Dr. Matthew Shaeffer from Chester County Orthopaedic Associates about back pain and treatment procedures.


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