Back pain is so common that most of us needn’t run to the doctor for help. Conservative pain management includes; brief rest, cold packs & pain relievers.
Bed rest may be appropriate for 1 or 2 days, but should be limited. During this time, you should not perform tasks that may place strain on your back, such as walking, house cleaning, sitting & lifting. Your may try some gentle stretches to keep your back muscles flexible.
Prevention is the most important management technique & even plays a prominent role in rehabilitating people with difficult to treat pain. Prevention includes; exercise, eating a well-balanced diet, stopping smoking, weight loss & good body mechanics (such as posture, proper lifting techniques & workspace ergonomics).
When these methods fail, more intensive treatment is needed. This occurs in approximately 5% of people with acute back pain. Triangle Spinal Decompression is the place to start for back pain that fails to respond to initial conservative measures. Instead of starting with prescription drugs & surgery, we utilize proven non-invasive procedures to treat the cause of your pain. Find out why we are your first choice for spinal decompression in the Cary, Morrisville, Apex area. Call 919-469-8897 & talk to Dr Abigail Swank or Dr Parker Neill to find out if spinal decompression is right for you.