Pain Management For Back Pain

You walked up the stairs.  You bent over to pick up your son.  You crawled around on the floor to find a missing toy.  Your back is aching, and you don’t know what to do about it.  Many people face back pain of some sort just about every day of their lives.  The area of your back that hurts will define what and why it hurts, but that may be a different choice to make when it comes to solving this pain.  Often, people are faced with painful situations that leave them with little to no control over their needs for pain management.

You may have thought that by taking some over-the-counter medication for the pain it would go away and leave you alone.  You sought another choice when this didn’t work, such as a different pain reliever type.  The bottle says that they will work on the back, so why isn’t it getting any better?

The fact is that many people take on their back pain for all of the wrong reasons with all of the right intentions.  If you have pain in your back, it is due to something.  Just taking medications for pain will not allow the underlying cause of the pain to go away.  You are left with an ache that won’t subside.  This is not only going to be an extended circle of pain, but it is likely to get even worse as time goes on. 

So, what do you do when facing pain in this area of your body?  Listen to the pain.  If it is intense, visit a doctor as soon as possible as there could be damage to the muscles, your spine, or something else happening that needs to be taken care of.  If it is something you think you can deal with, still seek out the help of a professional.  One option you have is a chiropractor who will find out if your body is aligned properly, which could be one of the reasons you face these problems.

Of course, if you need more help handling the pain in your back, seek out the help of your doctor, who will determine the real cause of the pain.  They may talk about needing physical exercise to manage the pain.  They may say that a virus or bacteria is causing the problem.  They may say that something else much more serious is in the way.  What you need to think about, then, is what the right course of action is for you.

A wealth of knowledge and passion is brought with dual degrees in Naturopathic and Chiropractic. A proud family man, he is devoted to his wife and two children.