Back pain

Back Pain Treatments & Therapies

Determining the cause behind back pain is not enough, as you need to focus on multiple treatments and therapies to produce better results.  Experts suggest you take some rest, which is the basic treatment for relieving acute back pain from any minor injury for a limited period of 24 to 72 hours. An ice pack will be really helpful, followed by some medications like aspirin or NSAID for reducing pain and inflammation.

It is important to not provide a child under the age of 18 with aspiring as it will increase the risk of Reye syndrome. When the inflammation subsides, applying heat will soothe out the cramped muscles and the strained connective tissue.

However, there are some therapies available to treat back pain from its core.  Some of the major ones provided by well-trained professionals are TENS, Spinal manipulation, Acupuncture, CBT, and more. Make sure to get along with experienced physiotherapists to get better and long-term relief from back pain.

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Chiropractic Adjustment for Back Pain Relief

Chiropractic adjustment is used for Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, and most common problems. In this video Chiropractic adjustment is done by Dr. Anup Brahmbhatt one of the best Chiropractor (Physiotherapist) in Bangalore.

Tests

In case you have some reasons to suspect that you are suffering from back pain, the doctors might prescribe one or more tests to find the core reason behind the pain.

  • X-rays - These images are here to show bone alignment and whether you have broken or arthritic bones. It won’t show the problems with nerves, spinal cord, discs, and muscles.
  • CT scan or MRI - These scans will generate images, which will reveal the herniated disks and problems with muscles, bones, tendons, nerves, tissue, blood vessels, and ligaments.
  • Blood tests - These tests will determine if you have any infection or similar conditions, which are resulting in pain.
  • Bone scan - In some rare instances, doctors might ask for a bone scan to look for the compression fractures and bone tumors as caused by osteoporosis.
  • Nerve studies - Electromyography or EMG helps in measuring the electrical impulses as produced by nerves and responses of muscles. The test can confirm nerve compression as caused by herniated disks and narrowing spinal canal or spinal stenosis.

Physiotherapy Treatment for Back Pain

If you search online, there are high chances to come across people relying on physiotherapy to get their issues treated. It is not that difficult to consider the physiotherapy treatments over here. Some of those points are listed below:

TENS:

Some doctors will advocate the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators or TENS. Electrodes are taped to the body and carrying a mild electric current to relieve pain. After proper training, patients can use the TENS by themselves to reduce pain when they recover from moderately injured or strained backs. Sometimes, after a basic surgery, patients will be recommended to use TENS to cover up the pain from surgery.

Sometimes, painkillers are associated with physiotherapy just to help patients cope up with the severe and growing pain in their back. However, painkillers are for temporary relief and won’t offer help from the core. Moreover, it is highly recommended to follow the dosage as mentioned by your doctor and not overdo the same.

Spinal Manipulation:

Reputed medical centers have already recognized spinal manipulation by chiropractors to be effective for acute lower back pain. The effectiveness of treating chronic back pain is established. Some researchers further suggest that manipulative treatment for acute pain will prevent chronic problems from arising.

Spinal manipulation is mainly conservative care for the treatment of chronic and acute back pain as it is invasive and will not employ prescription medications. As osteopaths are licensed doctors, their treatments are highly combined with drug therapy with spinal manipulation. It is then followed by physical exercises and therapies.

Acupuncture:

Acupuncture has been a proven method to help patients with some chronic low-back pain when other treatments failed to work. It can either be used alone or as part of the comprehensive treatment plan. It will include some medicines along with other physical therapies. But, there is not enough evidence to recommend for acute pain relief.

CBT:

Also known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the treatment method of CBT comprises stress management, educational relaxation techniques, and behavioral adaptation. CBT will lessen the intense level of your back pain and change the perceptions about disability and pain levels. It can further lift the depression. In some of the research, it has been proven that CBT is useful for relieving lower back pain. CBT is far superior to placebo and routine care.

Exercise methods:

There are some specialized forms of bodywork like Pilates, The Alexander technique, and the Feldenkrais Methods, which will help you to move your body in a more flexible, graceful, and coordinated manner. It will help you to be more aware of the movements and help relieve the stress.

Some yoga postures can improve strength, flexibility, and balance sense. It is even great for stress reduction and psychological pain aspects.

How PhysioTattva Can Help You Treated for Back Pain

PhysioTattva makes it a point to hire only top-notch credible and experienced physiotherapists to cover back pain. We have worked hard to master all the therapeutic sessions just to help you understand more about back pain and get instant relief. Some of our sessions might be a lengthy procedure based on your current situation with back pain. Overall, it is a great call to procure help from our PhysioTattva team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What tests can be done for diagnosing back pain?

Some of the major ones are X-rays, MRI or CT scans, and Bone scans, with some blood tests.

What are common blood tests done for back pain?

The most common blood test for back pain is the CBC or common blood count. Then you have Sed Rate or erythrocyte sedimentation rate covered as well.

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