Published: Jan 28, 2011
Chiropractic treatment is one of the most popular alternatives to back surgery for back pain treatment. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), many people receive chiropractic treatment for back pain relief.
What Is Chiropractic Treatment?
Chiropractic is a health care profession focusing on nonsurgical treatments of disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Chiropractic treatments are often used to treat neuromusculoskeletal disorders such as back and neck pain,...

Published: Jan 28, 2011
Back injections are often used by physicians as diagnostic tools to identify the source of back pain. Depending on the cause of the pain and a patient’s specific condition, a physician may also use back injections to temporally reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. During a back injection procedure, a local anesthetic combined with an anti-inflammatory medication such as corticosteroids, is injected directly to the source of back pain.

Common types of back injections include trigger point injections,...

Published: Jan 28, 2011
Therapeutic massage or massage therapy is considered a form of complementary and alternative medicine in the US. It has long been used worldwide to treatment a number of medical conditions. Therapeutic back massage (also known as therapeutic back pain massage or back pain massage) has been proven effective in relieving chronic lower back pain. For some people suffering from back pain, therapeutic back pain massage is an effective alternative to back surgery.
How Does Therapeutic Back Massage Work?
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Published: Jan 28, 2011
Back pain is one of the most common medical problems among adults. Approximately 8 out of 10 people will experience back pain sometime in their lifetime. As the main bearer of the upper body weight, the lower back is the most common site of back pain. The good news is that regular lower back pain exercises can help you relieve or prevent lower back pain.
Lower Back Pain Stretches
Stretching is one of the most back-friendly exercises. It can help you reduce or prevent back pain by increasing the...

Published: Jan 28, 2011
Medical treatment for nontraumatic back pain generally starts with nonsurgical, conservative treatments such as pain medications and physical therapy. Because of the high cost and risk of surgical complications, surgery is almost always the last treatment option for most back pain.

In many cases, back pain is caused by a herniated disc, protruding disc, or degenerative disc that causes pressure to nearby nerves or the spinal cord. Decompressing the spinal cord is the most effective way of eliminating...