Back Pain Treatment
Back Pain treatment depend on the nature and the severity of the back pain. Back Pain treatment options as follow:
Medications for Back Pain
anti-inflammatory medication: To reduce inflammation and pain. It is recommended that the patient completes at least half of the prescribed quantity and adopt the “wait and see” approach.
pain relief medication: To reduce the pain.
nerve regenerating medication
Cold pack : place cold pack flat in freezer for at least 30 minutes, remove cold pack from freezer and place in a towel before applying. Never apply cold therapy longer than 30 minutes at a time.
Hot Pack: immerse hot pack in warm water for 5 to 7 mins,check the temperature of the hot pack. If it is too hot, then let it cool down first. Always apply with a wrapping towel.
Back Brace: Back Brace may be used as one of the back pain treatment options. It may help to relieve back pain by stabilizing the inflamed or painful area.
It also provides compression to the affected area and help to reduce pain and inflammation. Back braces help relieve symptoms from arthritis, disc injuries, and the every day stress from work. A good back brace can also help to correct posture!
Physiotherapy for Back Pain
Physiotherapy for back pain include Soft tissue massage and joint mobilization, Lumbar traction, Shortwave therapy, Home programme of gentle stretches and core stabilization.
Epidural Injections for back pain
Epidural injections is commonly use for lower back pain treatments. Epidural Injection is the non surgical management for lower back pain and sciatica. How does it work? Anti-inflammatory injection delivers the anti-inflammatory medications directly into the epidural space in the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications are the mixed of fluid between local anesthetic and/or a normal saline solution). Those mixed of fluids are used to help ‘flush out’ inflammatory mediators from around the area that may be a source of pain.
If the back pain is very severe and it’s not getting better despite of non-surgical treatment (as mentioned above), the doctor may advise surgery as last resort of back pain treatment options.
Fenestration and Discectomy
A Discectomy (also called open discectomy) is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord. The procedure involves removing the central portion of an intervertebral disc, the nucleus pulposus, which causes pain by stressing the spinal cord or radiating nerves. Advances in options have produced effective alternatives to traditional discectomy procedures (i.e. Microdiscectomy, Endoscopic Discectomy, and Laser Discectomy). In conjunction with the traditional discectomy, a laminectomy is often involved to permit access to the intervertebral disc. In this procedure, a small piece of bone (the lamina) is removed from the affected vertebra, allowing the surgeon to better see and access the area of herniated disc.
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