Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 10, 2015
There are a wide array of conditions and injuries that can lead to back and neck pain. Many patients decide to simply live with their pain, rather than take steps to treat the underlying cause of the pain. In this article we are going to talk about the concept of “living” with your back pain.
Living with Back Pain
Back pain comes in many forms and can be caused by many things. Pinched spinal nerves, bulging discs, arthritis, degenerative discs, and injuries to the spine are all common causes of back pain. Some of these conditions and injuries cause acute pain, while others result in chronic pain that persists over time.
Regardless of your condition or injury, there are always treatment options available. If you have tried conservative treatments like pain meds, and chiropractic, injection therapy may help reduce your pain. If pain injections fail to work, a minimally invasive procedure could potentially be your ticket to a pain-free lifestyle. The bottom line is that you do not have to live with your back pain. There are a multitude of treatment options available. Talk to your physician about all of your options and get on the road to recovery.
In addition to the medical treatments for pain, there are several lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your pain. Here are a few:
- Cut back on smoking and alcohol consumption.
- Eat a balanced diet, avoiding excess sugar and fats.
- Cut down on activities that increase your stress level.
- Meditate & practice deep breathing exercises to increase relaxation.
These simple lifestyle changes can help reduce your chronic back pain. However, they may not address the root of the problem. If your pain persists, seek medical attention, identify the underlying cause of the back pain, and take appropriate steps for treatment.