Treatments for back pain vary widely. It's important to understand all of your options. Whether you choose to use over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, a minimally invasive procedure like microdisectomy, or more extensive surgery such as Anterior and Posterior Lumbar Fusion Surgery, knowing about each treatment extensively will help speed up recovery.

The more knowledgeable you are, the more comfortable you will be participating in your treatment and recovery.

Less traditional treatments like acupuncture, alexander technique, and pneumatic vests can be used to treat back or neck pain.

For progressing pain or pain that does not resolve with conservative treatment, surgery is often considered to relieve neck or back pain when the precise cause of the pain is known.

Chiropractic treatment may include physiologic therapeutics, exercise, nutrition, and posture along with the traditional spine adjustments.

Different tests may be performed in the process of diagnosing back or neck pain, including imaging studies, physical evaluations, or specialized injections.

Steroid injections are used to reduce inflammation and pressure on a nerve within a joint. Other injections affect the nerves directly or tissues around the nerve.

There are many modalities for reducing pain, such as cold laser therapy, electrotherapy, and other methods of reducing pain rather than directly address the cause of the pain.

There are many types of pain medications used to help treat back and neck pain symptoms- acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and muscle relaxants are a few.

Added strength in the structures supporting the spine can reduce the pressure within the discs or joints in the spine. Physical therapy targets specific muscles to help recovery from back pain.

When joint movement within the spine is contributing to pain, fusing the vertebrae together stops the motion, with the intent of removing the pain.

There are many specialists who treat back pain, including surgeons, chiropractors, physiatrists, physical therapists, and others.