How to Treat Back Pain
It is expected that most of us would experience back pain at some point in our lives. In 90 percent of these cases people heal on their own within a few weeks. However, when intervention is required there are several ways a doctor can go about it. Some of these are non-surgical; often treatment involves medicines and exercise. Some treatments are surgical; these tend to be used when conservative measures have not resolved the issue.
What causes back pain?
There are several reasons as why you may suffer from back pain. It could be because of conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis. At times, you can also experience back pain because of a ruptured or damaged disc. This can lead to the centre of the spine, which is like a gel, leaking and thus exerting pressure on your nerves. Quite often a vertebra may lose its alignment and this can lead to back pain as well. Back pain may also happen because of a condition known as stenosis. In this case, your spinal canal starts to become narrower.
What are the various options for dealing with such pain?
Experts say that doctors and healthcare providers need to take a number of factors into account while determining how to deal with back pain. Doctors understand that there is no one formula that would successfully treat all back issues. Each person is unique and that means the treatment needs to be tailored to an individuals needs.
Over-treating the pain
This happens when you think of back pain in an exaggerated fashion and you overdo things. This is the reason why in countries such as the USA people are not getting relief from their back pain in spite of spending millions of dollars each year on treatments. It has to be acknowledged that this is quite a complex problem and a balanced back pain treatment plan is required.
There a range of medical and healthcare specialists who can advise on and treat painful back conditions. These include:
- Orthopaedic Consultants
The most appropriate specialist to seek out will depend on a range of factors particular to your unique situation.
If you would like more information or to book in to see one of our specialists, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on:
- 0207 458 4538
- 27 Harley Street, London, W1G 9QP