Back pain is a debilitation condition that has many cause and can be treated in a variety of ways. People with back pain often lose hop of living a pain free existence, because the condition is so difficult to treat. If you are being treated for back pain, and it is not seeming effective, perhaps a change in treatment is in order.
A change in treatment may be appropriate if you are not getting results with a treatment in a reasonable amount of time. Perhaps a different practitioner would have a different “take” on the condition and be able to treat it more effectively.
I you are suffering from debilitating back pain, a visit to your primary physician is in order. Sometimes physicians do not seem sympathetic to back pain for mysterious reasons. They may think a muscles spasm is not serious, or that the pain is “all in the head”. Amazing as it seems, there still are medical practitioners who have this attitude. Even so, it is a good idea to get a thorough checkup to rule out any serious medical conditions that cause pain. For reduction in the pain, a contact can be made to the spine specialist in NJ. The checkup with the expert will provide relief from the chronic pain.
The doctor may be able to refer you to a occupational therapist, physical therapist or other appropriate practitioner. In many states, a prescription is required to get treatment from a therapist. If you are interested in seeing a therapist, ask your physician for a prescription.
There are different types of treatment experts for back pain.
Psychiatrist or Psychologist may be able to help with stress related pain. They may us biofeedback, medication or talk therapy to get to the root of the problem.
Physiatrist:: This is an MD who specializes in physical and rehabilitation medicine. They use conservative treatments for the muscoskeletal system. Treatments may include: hot and cold therapy, biofeedback, medications, injections and physical therapy.
Osteopaths are physicians with DO behind their name. They can prescribe medication, but also are qualified to do hand’s on manipulation of the body’s muscoskeletal system. Osteopaths can also function as a primary care physician.
Chiropractors have the letters DC after their names. They use manipulation to correct a stiff joint or muscle, unlocking it. `The high-velocity thrusts that the chiropractor uses, relieves pressure in the problem area
Occupational Therapists evaluate the condition and make recommendations about how to adjust the routine at home and at work using movements that avoid pain. Occupational Therapists will also make recommendation to family members to help a person function with daily activities.
Physical Therapists teach you to treat yourself. The therapists teach exercises and movements to alleviate pain conditions. They can help patients to exercise on their own, making sure that proper posture and alignment is used in movement.
Acupuncturist; Acupuncture is an Eastern treatment. The theory behind it is that the body’s system can be balanced with the insertion of very fine, thin needles into specific points. About 20 to 30 needles may be used in a session. The needles may be left in for fifteen to thirty minutes.
Massage Therapy: Massage worked with the musculature to release tight muscles that cause pain. Massage also gives a psychological boost that can help in pain control Massage increases blood circulation and relaxes muscles.
Naprapath: Naprapaths are doctors that combine spinal manipulation and massage the muscles. Naprapaths have much of the same education as chiropractors, with more focus on the muscles.
Back Surgeon: Surgery is often the treatment of last resort, used when all else fails. Surgery is not alway the appropriate treatment for everyone and should be approached with caution.
The treatment specialists listed here are only an overview of the types of practitioners who treat back pain. If you have a medical condition, consult a physician. This information is not intended as medical advice.