How To Relief Back Pain
As in the previous post that back pain can appear suddenly and you continue to feel the pain. If this goes on for a long time can disrupt your daily activities and decrease your work productivity, the worst we can not get to work. Certainly, do not want this to happen? Therefore we must know how to relief back pain. There are various ways to reduce or eliminate back pain. In the previous post has been discussed how to treat back pain at home. When treatment at home results not in accordance with the expected then you should go to the doctor. The doctor will perform a physical examination and interview to find out how serious your back pain is. Usually, doctors will recommend the following:
Doctors prescribe NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) if pain killer does not relieve back pain. NSAIDs include ibuprofen. It is used to reduce fever and relieve the pain you experience due to stiff muscles and pain, NSAIDs can also reduce inflammation. Using NSAIDs can cause side effects such as an increased risk of heart attack or stroke and is also known to cause problems in your stomach. So make sure that you consult a doctor first before taking them. Codeine is usually also used as a prescription for back pain. Codeine is a narcotic pain drug commonly used for acute pain. Rarely do people become addicted to this drug because the use of this drug is only for short term and should be under the supervision of the doctor.
Even if you are not depressed, your doctor may prescribe an antidepressant. This drug is used to relieve the symptoms of back pain. By taking this medicine your body can be more relaxed and able to control the pain.
Physical therapists will usually provide information that can cause back pain. They will tell you the solution to your problem, they will also teach you how to sit, stand and move that is safe for your spine and that can reduce the strain on your back. They will also teach the exercise techniques for your back and abdominal muscles. Techniques to improve the posture of the spine will also help. Back pain sufferers are advised to train this technique regularly even when it is healthy, this is done to prevent back pain recurring.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
This may sound strange when back pain must meet a psychologist. But studies show that CBT is very effective at reducing and even preventing back pain. CBT will teach people to train them to react in different ways when faced with pain, this lesson can make the pain that people experience from back pain can be reduced. CBT uses relaxation techniques, as well as positive thoughts, overcome pain. The study found strong evidence that with CBT people tend to be more active and often exercise.
Many people choose complementary therapy to relieve their back pain. According to British National Health Service (NHS) chiropractic, osteopathy, shiatsu can help relieve back pain.
- A chiropractor – the focus of this therapy is the spine. A chiropractor treat joints, soft tissues, muscles, and bone
- An osteopath – focus on massage and other physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bones
- Shiatsu – also called pressure finger therapy. The therapist’s pressure with the fingers, hands, elbows, knees, or feet are used to suppress the points that exist in the body. This massage also focuses on rotating and stretching limbs, joints, and pressure points.
Studies suggest that complementary therapy provides mixed results. Some people experience significant developments while others do not. Therefore when doing complementary therapy should be done by professional and certified therapists.
Surgery as an attempt to cure back pain is very rare. This is done only to patients with specific medical problems for example sciatica or slipped disc. This is the last resort because other treatments can not cure back pain. Therefore, before agreeing with the surgery you should discuss with your doctor about the risks.
For all the above treatment you should consult first with the doctor to know which treatment is the best and according to your needs.