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Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Back Pain
Experiencing back pain can affect many aspects of your life, making it difficult to be active or even be still without discomfort. Finding the right treatment for your back pain will become an important goal so that you can return to your normal routine. You’ll want to regain the ability to function at home or work or school, obtain pain relief, improve function so that you can participate in rehabilitation efforts, and prevent further injury or damage to your back. The first approach that you’ll want to try is to conservatively manage your pain, avoiding more invasive options like surgery.
There are numerous non-surgical remedies for back pain available, from traditional to alternative treatments. You may need to try several different kinds of treatments, or combine methods, to find the right solution for your condition. Before starting any treatment, it is recommended to first see a qualified physician to make sure you don’t do anything to worsen your condition. Dr. Fischer at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City is available to help identify the root cause of your back pain and help you regain your spinal health.
This branch of medicine treats health issue by physical means, like heat or manipulation, instead of with medicine or surgery. Some common alternatives in this area of treatment include:
Another treatment method involves using pain medication. Options may be:
Sometimes, after trying non-surgical options, you just don’t get the back pain relief you need. The idea of spinal surgery can be scary, but it could be the best way to restore your health and lifestyle. Dr. Fischer is available to help ensure you have been offered all conservative treatments that could benefit you. If surgery really is the ideal solution, Dr. Fischer will explain the process, risks, benefits, and all other aspects. Finding a treatment that resolves your back pain can take a bit of patience, but Dr. Fischer can help you reach your goal of eliminating pain and restoring mobility. Contact Dr. Fischer today to schedule an appointment.