Back pain is one of the common reasons for absence from work and for seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating. Fortunately you can take measures to prevent back pain as there are many possibilities are here which you can use as back pain treatment.
Over-the-counter pain relievers; acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs relieve pain caused by muscle aches and stiffness, for this reason they are used as back pain treatment option. The mechanisms of action for these two are different. NSAIDs reduce the production of hormone prostaglandins that cause pain. Acetaminophen works on those parts of the brain which receive the “pain messages.”
You can also use Corticosteroids, Opioids, Antidepressant, Anticonvulsants and Lidocaine patches as back pain treatment.
TENS and Electrothermal Therapy
One of the most common forms of electrical stimulation used for pain management in back pain treatment is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy. It provides short-term pain relief. Electrothermal therapy and Electrical nerve stimulation are used to relieve pain associated with various conditions including back pain. Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) is a treatment option for people with low back pain which often results from intervertebral disc problems.
It is a safe, drug-free treatment option for people in pain used to treat some chronic and acute back pain conditions. It blocks pain messages to the brain and in turn relieves pain. When you become injured, pain receptors send a message to the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). That message will registered as pain by certain cells in the body. Bioelectric currents, bioelectric therapy successfully used as back pain treatment as it relieves pain by interrupting pain signals before they reach the brain. Bioelectric therapy also prompts the body to produce hormone endorphins which help to relieve pain.
Nerve blocks are used for back pain treatment and management. A group of nerves called a plexus or ganglion often causes pain to a specific organ or body region can be blocked with the injection of medication into a specific area of the body. The injection of this nerve numbing substance is called as nerve block.
When back pain won’t go away with any other back pain treatment then doctor will consider injections to ease your back pain and inflammation. These shots usually consist of a numbing medicine and a steroid.
Zaki Anwar MD is an Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management Specialist. He has great expertise for the diagnosis and treatment of back pain, headaches, migraines, neck pain, sciatica pain and various pain conditions. His center has offering various treatment options including stem cell therapy, amniotic fluid injection and much more.
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