Lower Back Pain - Effective Treatments

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What is the treatment for low back pain?

So, how is low back pain treated? Well, as described above, the treatment very much depends on the precise cause of the low back pain. Moreover, each patient must be individually evaluated and managed in the context of the underlying background health status and activity level.

As has been highlighted by research presented at the national meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, a very important aspect of the individual evaluation is the patient's own perception of their particular situation. British researchers found that those who believed that their symptoms had serious consequences on their lives and that they had, or treatments had, little control over their symptoms were more likely to have a poor outcome. This research points out to physicians the importance of addressing the concerns and perceptions that patients have about their condition during the initial evaluations.

Finally, it should be noted that the conditions listed above are intended for general review. There are many other causes of back pain, including upper back pain, that have not been discussed.

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Comment from: Bonbon, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 15

Most effective treatment has been Bowen therapy along with physical therapist stretches. Three of them, lying on back, knees bent, feet flat, bring one ankle across other knee, push gently out on raised knee. Hold 30 seconds and repeat 3 times. Then pull that raised knee toward opposite shoulder, use both hands. Same repetitions. Last, use cloth or rope to hold each leg in a straight out position to stretch hamstring (cloth is under the foot) pull it towards you, but gently. Do this group 3 times daily. Never over stretch! Drugs did not help me.

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Comment from: Bigracer12, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 05

I get severe back pain episodes periodically. I found ice works best for relieving pain, along with stretching the hamstrings and glutes and hip flexors. Also for prevention I have found chiropractic adjustments work very effectively.

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