Treatment For Back Pain
Most cases of back pain can recover by themselves without the doctor’s treatment, especially within 72 hours. Some ways such as compressing it with warm and cold water alternately, resting the back with a pillow or towel bed either straight or sideways, bathing with warm water, to take drugs such as ibuprofen or paracetamol can be done to speed recovery. If you want to exercise, massage therapy, acupuncture, or other traditional ways, it is advisable to consult a doctor first. If the pain does not subside after 72 hours, it is advisable to see a doctor for further treatment. Medicines commonly given by doctors to treat back pain, ie analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). For severe cases steroid injection may be given.
What other treatments for back pain?
Physical therapy, to strengthen muscles, improves movement and flexibility, and improves posture. Spinal manipulation, to regulate and stimulate the spine with surrounding tissue. This therapy can only be done by a certified physician. Traction (traction), using the load to pull the spinal structure to balance.
/Spinal Nerve block
Spinal nerve block. This therapy is done by pressing to kill the nerve stimulation problem using local anesthetic injection or steroids in the pain.
/Epidural Steroid Injection
Epidural steroid injections, short-term therapy to relieve inflammation of the back.
Surgery for Back Pain
If medications and therapies do not work out, your doctor may suggest surgery. Surgery may also be recommended if the patient experiences conditions such as inability to withstand urinary or decreased nerve function.
Discectomy is to relieve pressure on the spinal cord causes by disc tucked by lifting a small part of spinal canal.
Nucleoplasty is to remove the inside of the disc by using a special tool resembling a stick mounted through a needle. The device also features radio waves to warm and shrink spinal tissue.
+Ablation or radio frequency lesioning
Ablation or radiofrequency lesioning, to interrupt nerve communication through radio waves by implanting a special heated needle.
Foraminotomy, to enlarge or clean the foramen or nerve endings of the spinal canal by lifting a small fraction of the bone around the obstructed and suppressed nerves.
+Intracellular electothermal therapy (IDET)
Intracellular electothermal therapy (IDET), to strengthen the collagen fibers in the disc and relieve spinal cord irritation through the planting of heated catheters and special wires.
+Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, to improve the spine fractures that occur due to osteoporosis by inserting needles and injecting special cement to strengthen bones.
Spinal fusion, to strengthen the spine and relieve pain as it moves by lifting some parts of the spine and combined with a lumbar interbody fusion or posterior fusion.
+Installation of artificial discs
Installation of artificial discs. This is an alternative action to raise the damaged discs severely and replace them with artificial discs between spinal cords.