Alternative Back Pain Therapy

Back pain therapy is becoming or should I say has become a very common and needed mode of helping thousands and if not millions of people around the world with acute or chronic back pain. Depending on what is going on, with a person's bac will depend on the back pain therapy recommended. You can also get the best physical therapy in Middletown.

Before any back pain therapy should be used, a physician or medical professional should assess and diagnosis your back problem first.

It is important to find out exactly what is causing your back pain so that the appropriate treatment can be used to give you pain relief.

Usually, an x-ray would be taken to see what and if there is anything obvious going on. If nothing suspicious is found and the back pain continues, usually and MRI is recommended.

Once a diagnosis for the back pain has been determined, than a plan by your doctor will be laid out.

Physical Therapy Treatments

If surgery is not necessary, most often physical therapy will be recommended. A physical therapist will help to strength the back with specific exercises to be done there and at home. By strengthening the back, you will be able to prevent back injuries.

They may also do aqua therapy (done in a pool), therapeutic ultrasound, heat, and (TENS) Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Physical therapy helps with maximizing quality of life for those who have had traumatic injuries and they have many specialties including orthopedics, pediatrics geriatrics, amputees and more. Their education consists of not only a 4 year university degree but also a masters and doctorate qualifications.

Chiropractors have become an important part of helping with chronic to acute pack pain. Their theory is that proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal structure, especially the spine, helps the body to heal itself. They use alternative methods for pain relief for muscles, tendons, bones, joints, ligaments, cartilage and more.

Their methods include many different therapies including: spinal manipulation, therapeutic ultrasound, heat, TENS, laser therapy, strength training exercises and decompression traction (decompression traction procedure relieves pressure that builds up on the discs and nerves by drawing areas of herniated disc back into place).

Chiropractor goals are to bring natural alternatives to helping the body strengthen, restore mobility from injuries and more. All chiropractors help people with not only back pain but also those with fibromyalgia pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, acute injuries and much more.

Used for many different areas of the body to manage and treat pain. They are mainly an injection of medication into a specific area of the body. The nerve blocks usually contain local anesthetics. They can be used in many cases to avoid surgery.