Back Pain Management: You Have Options

With chronic back pain affecting roughly 80 percent of adults, there may come a time in your life when you seek treatment.

While surgery is something to consider, it’s not your only option. In fact, you’ll want to experiment with alternative treatment strategies before you talk to your doctor about the potential for corrective surgery.

Some of the most common alternative treatment approaches to spinal pain include:

Pain manegement

•    Acupuncture
•    Mind body therapy (guided movement)
•    Chiropractic care (spinal manipulation)
•    Physical therapy

For example, acupuncture has been proven effective in treating some types of back pain. With this, thin needles are inserted into the pressure points in your back. By activating these points, blood begins to flow through the area, which can relieve some (or all) of your symptoms.

Even if back pain is slowing you down, don’t learn to live with it. There are solutions to your problem. You simply need to learn what works best for you, your specific injury, and your overall level of health.

Once you finally find relief, you’ll look back and wonder why you didn’t take action sooner. 

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.