Category Archive:back pain treatment

  1. Pain medication for occasional back pain. While pain medication should not be a permanent solution for back pain, it can really help people that suffer from occasional back pain issues. Occasional back pain is something that almost everyone will suffer from at one time or another during their lifetime. Back pain has some many different causes that there is no one type of person, occupation or lifestyle that lends itself to more common occurrences of back pain than others. Back pain may be caused by something as simple as sleeping in a strange position during the night, but can also be the result of much more serious and difficult problems, like curvatures of the spine or slipped disks. Patients may consider medication as their form of back pain treatment if the meet the following criteria. First, the pain that the individual experiences only lasts for a short time, less than a week for instance. Any situation where back pain lasts for a longer period of time than a week, the patient will need to see a back specialist to make sure that their back problem isn’t caused by a more serious back issue which may require medical intervention. A person should also only consider back pain medication as their form of back pain treatment if they can’t deal with the pain without medication. Some forms of back pain are not server enough to require medication and may be treated with much simpler forms of pain relief such as taking a warm bath, or placing cold packs on the affected area of the back. Pain medication should only be considered if the patient feels they cannot operate at a normal level because of the pain they feel, or because their back pain is affecting the quality of life. Only the patient can decide if their pain will require medication.
  2. Back surgery can also be very helpful in treating back pain that occurs over a longer period of time. Long lasting back pain or more intense back pain may need to be treated with a back surgery. Websites like have more details about different surgery options, as well as what qualifies a patient as needing a back operation. There are very few kinds of back pain which can’t be helped with a back surgery, though not all back problems are sever enough to merit surgery so a patient will need to discuss all the options with their doctor. Some back problems can only be treated with a back pain surgery, and not having the operation done can result in further injury to the individuals back.
  3. Changing things like the chairs we use and the beds we sleep in has been proven affective at eliminating minor back pain for many people. Not all back pain requires medication or surgery, sometimes changing some of the things that we use on a daily basis can get rid of the pain. Doctors may recommend switching out your mattress for a firmer one, or using special chairs which help us to have better posture when we are sitting at the desk.