It can be quite common to experience back pains, especially if you often perform difficult activities. To find cures for your back pains, you have to know what could be causing your discomforts. If back pain keeps on along with other symptoms, you may need to seek your doctor's help.
Back pain is a common condition that affects a majority of people. In order to treat back pains, it is important to first know the cause in order to determine which cure will work best. There can be many causes of back pain. Typically, the pain will last for several days and will be gone after a number of weeks, but if there are other symptoms observed and if a new pain develops, seeing your doctor for treatment will be your most appropriate action to do. • Modifying your activities is a basic treatment for back pains. This will help avoid making the pain worse. Back pains are common and typically resolve after some time. Try to refrain from performing strenuous activities and go for gentler physical activities so as not to strain your back. • Anti-inflammatory drug is another common treatment used for back pains. NSAIDs are among the effective medications for pains and for educing inflammations that cause pains. • Pain-relievers are also medications taken to ease discomforts from back pain. These drugs are administered if NSAIDs do not seem to relieve the symptoms. Sometimes, a combination of NSAID and pain-reliever can ease the pains better. There are also topical medications that can be applied to the affected area, but the effects may not last very long. If these medications are still not enough, the doctor may prescribe narcotic pain drugs. • Muscle relaxers are also medications that help alleviate discomfort during the early stages of back pain due to muscle spasm. These drugs should be used only for a short period of time as they involve adverse effects like dependence and drowsiness. • Steroid use is also another option for back pain relief. Steroids help reduce the swelling. They may be taken orally or be administered through spine injection (epidural injection). Typical pains of the back do not require steroid medication, but patients suffering from pinched nerve that leads to leg pain may feel better after taking steroid medication. In addition, excessive use of steroids may lead to serious and fatal side effects. • Exercising and undergoing physical therapy are efficient ways of curing chronic pains of the lower back area. Exercise also offers other benefits like enhanced body posture, strength and flexibility. Back pain sufferers who seek relief from their back pains from exercise also observe that their moods improved with the therapy. These patients also have reduced need to take medications for pain. With the help of a physical therapist, you will be able to perform the appropriate exercises that your body can tolerate. Moreover, the therapist will also help you in choosing exercises that will not aggravate your injury. • Alternative therapies are also available for treating back pains such as massage, acupuncture and chiropractic methods. You may need to consult with your doctor if you would like to use alternative therapies along with your doctor's prescription. • Surgeries and operations may be necessary for eliminating back pains. Surgery is usually the last treatment option for back pains; if all the other cures do not make a patient's condition to improve.