Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog
As you probably already know through personal experience, back pain can be very complex and difficult to accurately diagnosis and treat. There are myriad causes and contributing factors, and a wide range of possible back pain treatments that may or may not work for the same condition. This blog will outline some of the basic tenets of back pain to help you on your journey to finding and participating in a treatment approach that works for you.
As you probably already know, the causes and treatment options for back pain are remarkably complicated. In some cases, the specifics about seemingly complex spine conditions and surgical treatments can be enough to make the head spin.
In such situations, taking a step back and reevaluating your approach to basic yet effective forms of back care can sometimes make a big difference in improving your symptoms and feeling better. Rather than making things too convoluted, keep things simple by returning to these five fundamentals of back pain treatment.
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The old adage "if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail" applies in spades to treatment of back pain. Doctors tend to have a way of looking at a patient's problem in terms of what their skills can do - a surgeon evaluates patients in terms of whether or not they should have surgery, a pain medicine anesthesiologist will consider an injection, and a chiropractor will evaluate patients for manual manipulation therapy. So when a back pain patient goes to three different doctors, he or she will typically get three very different treatment recommendations.