Determining the best treatment for your back pain largely depends on the location and source of your pain. If you’re experiencing mild back pain, you may find that over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen or Aleve are enough to relieve your symptoms. However, if you’ve been suffering from back pain for more than three months, it is time to let the experienced pain specialists at The Pain Treatment Center identify the source of your pain and treat it effectively—so you can get back to doing the things you love.
6 ways to treat chronic back pain without surgery
If you’re suffering with chronic back pain, here are a few ways to help alleviate your symptoms without surgery:
- Physical therapy
If your pain is consistent, but mild, a combination of stretching, aerobic exercise and core strengthening tailored specifically to your symptoms or condition may be a good first step in healing and strengthening your back and spine.
- Relaxation and alternative strategies
In addition to physical therapy, a combination of massage, yoga, tai chi, meditation and acupuncture may help alleviate your pain, depending on your unique circumstance.
Maintaining a healthy weight and selecting anti-inflammatory foods like green leafy vegetables, blueberries, pineapple, walnuts or salmon may help lessen the symptoms of chronic back pain.
- Lifestyle changes
It’s important to listen to your body and adapt as needed. Make note of the activities that exacerbate your symptoms and avoid them, if possible.
- Injection-based treatments
Depending on your unique condition, advanced nerve blocks, caudal epidural steroid injections, discography, epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency procedures and spinal cord stimulator (SCS) treatments may be the right choice for relieving your chronic back pain. Talk to a pain specialist at The Pain Treatment Center about which treatment is best for you.
In addition to any of these treatment options, our pain specialist may also recommend safe, effective and appropriate drug therapies tailored to your specific needs.
If you or a loved is suffering from chronic pain in the upper or lower back, The Pain Treatment Center can help with skilled, compassionate back pain treatment in Hattiesburg. Call 601-268-8698 to schedule your initial consultation.