Stop mal de dos

jeudi 8 mars 2012

Back Pain Treatment Options

Most douleur dorsale is the result of muscle strain or muscle sprain and will take care of itself with two weeks. The sufferer can simply take over-the counter analgesics and apply over-the counter analgesic topical ointments to relieve the pain and discomfort.

For back pain that lasts more than two weeks and is not caused by a simple muscle strain or sprain, there are many options out there to help deal with pain. Medical doctors can prescribe pain killers and muscle relaxants that will help deal with the pain. It is important to know that both of these kinds of drugs are addictive. It is also important to read the labels and warnings, as many side-effects are possible.

Chiropractors can do an adjustment to the spine after taking x-rays that will relieve the pain almost immediately. Most often more than one adjustment is necessary for the spine to stay in alignment and for pain to be permanently gone.

Acupuncture is another treatment option for the relief of back pain. An acupuncturist places needles in specific locations on the body in order to restore the balance of Qi. When Qi and yin and yang are in balance, pain is not possible.

Acupressure is also an option for treatment contre le mal de dos that will relieve back pain. The acupressurist doesn't use needles like an acupuncturist. He only uses his fingers and thumbs to put pressure on specific points on the body.

But the objective is the same as that of an acupuncturist; to restore the balance of Qi and thus the balance of Yin and Yang. Physical therapists can help to relieve back pain and restore strength to back muscles by instructing patients in active exercise as well as providing passive exercise. Massage therapists use only their hands to massage back muscles that are causing back pain.

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