BACK PAIN TREATMENT
Pain medication: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and naproxen can help relieve mild to moderate back pain. Stronger prescription pain medications may be necessary for severe pain.
Muscle relaxants: If muscle spasms are contributing to the back pain, muscle relaxants can be prescribed to help relieve the spasms.
Cortisone injections: Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that can be injected directly into the affected area to reduce inflammation and pain.
Physical therapy: A physical therapist can teach you exercises to help relieve back pain and improve your posture.
Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the underlying cause of the back pain
Stretching: Gentle stretching exercises can help relieve muscle tension and improve flexibility.
Strengthening exercises: Strengthening the muscles in your back, abdomen, and legs can help support your spine and prevent future injuries.
Massage therapy: A massage therapist can use various techniques to help relieve muscle tension and improve blood flow to the affected area.
Heat and cold therapy: Applying heat or cold to the affected area can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Mind-body techniques: Techniques such as meditation, yoga, and tai chi can help reduce stress and improve your overall sense of well-being, which can help reduce back pain.