Common Questions About Back Pain Relief
February 4, 2020
At Synergy Health Partners, with locations in Aurora, Denver, and Thornton, we provide a multi-disciplinary approach with our team of medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, psychologists, and neuro-optometrists. Our team treats many different types of pain-related conditions and many of them include back pain. Back pain is a common condition that can interfere with your daily life, and there are several different potential causes or origins that need to be understood. That’s why it’s so important to schedule an assessment with a professional if you are struggling with back pain! Here are some of the most common questions we get about back pain treatments!
How is Back Pain Usually Treated?
There are many ways to treat back pain based on the type of injury, which is why an examination is important. Sometimes self-care and some basic posture changes are enough to initiate healing and restore health. For other conditions, spinal manipulation can help re-adjust vertebrae and help correct more deep-seated problems. Often a regimen of stretches, physical therapy, and relaxation techniques can help back pain from recurring in the same way.
Some back issues can cause problems with pain, in which case anti-inflammatories may be prescribed. In especially painful situations an epidural steroid injection may be used to help treat pain – this is common in situations like inflamed spinal nerves.
Do I Need a Chiropractor for Back Pain?
Chiropractors are trained to provide many of the treatments that can help resolve back pain including careful spinal manipulation. Chiropractors can also provide advice on changes in diet and techniques to relieve stress, which are key components in treating back pain.
How Long Does Treatment Usually Last?
It’s important for treatment to fully heal damage and return mobility. Back treatment often lasts for weeks or months, depending on the injury.
Does Back Pain Require Surgery?
This is quite rare. Most problems with back pain can be resolved without surgery. If surgery is an option with your specific type of back pain, your chiropractor will discuss the possibility and what that would entail. Generally speaking, it’s desirable to seek alternatives to surgery when other treatments may be sufficient.
Call Synergy Health Partners Today!
If you would like to schedule an appointment for a specific back issue or ask a question, contact Synergy Health Partners, serving the Aurora, Denver, and Thornton areas. Don’t hesitate to get your back pain checked out by one of our medical professionals to avoid any further problems or worsening symptoms.