When Lifestyle Changes Aren’t Effective Against Back Pain, It May Be Time To Call The Doc
As back pain sufferers, we at eBackPainRelief have our own experience with the medical field when it comes to getting down to the root cause and getting some relief to back issues.
The sad fact is, around 90% of back pain sufferers who seek treatment never get to the root cause of their back pain. While this can certainly be discouraging and seeking medical treatment for back issues can be frustrating, time consuming, and expensive; there are times when consulting with your physician may be the best option for you.
They say time heals all wounds. From our experience, this isn’t always the case. According to SpineHealth, most episodes of back pain should resolve themselves within 2-12 weeks and general non-surgical care. This can certainly seem like a long time especially when you’re in pain, but using that time wisely and taking care of yourself to support the healing process is always wise.
During that time, its best to gradually become more active, exercise, improve your posture, and educate yourself under the guidance of your doctor. While time may not seem like a medical intervention, used wisely, it can overcome minor back injuries and will usually be what the doctor orders anyway if there’s no correlating major injury.
At some point, almost every back pain sufferer (bps) will find themselves on some sort of medication. Whether it’s OTC anti-inflammatories or prescription will all depend on the situation. If you’ve made it to the doctor’s office, you’ve no doubt been examined to rule out the possibility of serious injury that will require more extensive follow up.
The chances are very high that you will either directed to take OTC non steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) or prescribed heavier doses. In many cases, this can alleviate symptoms, reduce pain, and accelerate the healing process by reducing inflammation.
It’s interesting to note that, according to the Los Angeles Pain Clinic, anti-inflammatory doses of omega-3 fatty acids can work wonders for different kinds of pain.
For more severe cases of pain, your doctor may prescribe more potent non-narcotic medications and in some cases, even short term doses of narcotics.
When time, rest, and medication no longer advance the healing of back pain, it may be time to take it to a higher level. If patients don’t respond to the most common treatments for common back pain, they may advise you to see a specialist.
Chiropractors are doctors that focus on the musculoskeletal system. They are most famous for using spinal manipulation techniques, also known as adjustments.
According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA),