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Tuesday, June 16

Back Pain Treatment, How to Treat Back Pain

It is common to find that nine out of every ten Americans suffer from back pain. As a matter of fact people are willing to spend millions of dollars just to rid themselves of back pain. Back pain is one of the major reasons next only to cold and fever and is one of the major reasons why many people take leave from work. When patients approach doctors for back pain treatment he or she is given pain killers and anti- inflammatory drugs as part of the routine treatment along with the use hot and cold bags alternatively on the affected parts for at least a week before surgery is recommended.

Sometines known as Lignocaine, Lidocaine is a compound that is widely known as a good treatment for back pain relief. This is a local anesthetic and is also used as an anesthetic for insignificant surgeries and also for dental surgeries. This application for lower back pain is available in patches that can be applied on the skin. This patch contains only 5% Lidocaine and is known to always show positive results though the duration of the relief varied greatly and depends from patient to patient.

Any of us can suffer from upper back pain, anytime. Upper back pain is caused due to many different things like ligament problems, muscle pull, strained or stretched muscles etc. Other causes for upper back pain will include lack of strength, overuse of muscle or the trauma or shock received due to a sports or car accident. Treating upper back pain will revolve around relaxing the tensed or injured muscles. This kind of pain usually shows up as pain near or in the shoulder blade with restricted movement.

From different researches conducted on the treatment of back pain with the electric wave stimulation method, has been discovered that this method does not have a high percentage record of success. It has not yet been proved to be very successful as a treatment method for chronic or acute pains at the back. But, it will do well as a means of treating normal or mild back pains. Recent records says that the stimulation of electric wave method and placebo has about the same potential since they are both ineffective in the eradication of serious back pains.

Back pain treatment doesn’t always require going to the doctor. You can often use a heating pad to get the relief you need on a less permanent injury. Muscle strains and spasms can benefit from heat as the heat will tend to relax the muscle and give pain relief as it relaxes. It doesn’t matter whether the pain is permanent or not, pain is pain and it hurts so just knowing that heat can help will opt you to explore some of the newer type heating pads. Warm water therapy is very helpful and that is why many people own a hot tub. This type of back pain treatment is good for the entire body. -John Adison

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