The Many Ways to Treat Chronic Back Pain

Did you know that chronic back pain affects roughly 80 percent of all adults? With this in mind, there’s a good chance you’re reading this and thinking about the best way to bring an end to your pain and discomfort.

While it’s critical to consult with an experienced medical professional – as they can provide an accurate diagnosis – don’t lose sight of the fact that surgery isn’t always the answer. There are many alternative therapy practices that can bring relief, including but not necessarily limited to:

•    Acupuncture
•    Chiropractic/spinal manipulation
•    Massage therapy
•    Physical therapy
•    Mind body therapy

In many cases, you can combine two or more of these therapies for even better results. For example, the combination of spinal manipulation and physical therapy may be just what you need to feel your best.

This isn’t to say there’s no place for surgery, but don’t assume you have to go down this path to reach the results you’re seeking. Just the same, medication isn’t always the right solution, as it only masks the pain for a temporary period of time.

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.