Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: August 8, 2019
No matter what type of health condition you’re dealing with, be it diabetes, frequent headaches or chronic low back pain, nobody wants their condition to get worse. There may not be a way to turn back the clock and rid yourself of the condition, but you typically have the power to prevent the problem from getting worse. So if you’re dealing with spine pain, what can you do to stop it from getting worse and providing more discomfort? We explain in today’s blog.
Preventing Worsening Spine Pain
Here’s what you need to do if you want to keep your back pain condition from getting worse.
- Really Dive Into A Treatment Plan – For pain back pain sufferers, the discomfort is mild and only annoying at times, so they just try to grit their teeth and get on with their normal life. The problem with this strategy is that it will almost assuredly lead to worsening back pain. Think about it, your daily actions lead to this pain in the first place, so if you just keep doing the same things, nothing will improve with your condition. In fact, it will usually get worse if left unaddressed. Really dive into a treatment plan or give yourself rest from physical activity in order to give your body the best chance at healing or preventing worsening pain.
- Identify Potential Contributors To Pain – Take a good look at your daily life to determine when your spine is at its most vulnerable. Are you hunched forward while working at your computer, leaning back when driving in a car, or performing repetitive lifting motions during tasks throughout the day? Identify these times when your spine is stressed due to posture or physical challenges, and work to minimize their impact on the body. Fixing your posture, using proper lifting techniques or investing in back braces or spinal supports can help to prevent back pain from getting worse.
- Exercise – Some people think that physical activity can make back pain worse, and while that is the case for a small number of conditions, the majority will actually start to feel better with the right kind of physical activity. Exercise and activity helps to push healthy blood to the injured area and strengthen structures, not only helping to prevent a condition from getting worse, but actually improving symptoms and correcting the underlying problem.
- Speaking With A Specialist – Finally, a good tip to keep in mind if you’re trying to prevent your back pain from getting worse is to talk to a spinal specialist like Dr. Sinicropi. He’ll help provide you with an accurate diagnosis so you can begin targeting the specific area of your spine with appropriate treatment measures. He can also serve as a resource for information about your condition if you want individualized advice on how to manage the condition. Lastly, if conservative methods don’t keep your pain for worsening, Dr. Sinicropi can provide you with a surgical consultation and an operative treatment plan. He’s helped fix thousands of patients with debilitating spine pain, and he can do the same for you. No matter what type of pain management you need, Dr. Sinicropi and his team and help you find the answers your need.
So if you’re truly interested in stopping your back pain from getting worse, or you want to take the next step on the road to recovery, reach out to Dr. Sinicropi’s office today.