If you struggle with back pain you know how much it can impact just about every aspect of your everyday life. Although over-the-counter medication can provide temporary relief for mild symptoms, if you find yourself turning to these on a regular basis, if you have more moderate or severe symptoms, or if you suffer from back pain regularly, then it may be time to seek help from your Fort Lauderdale, FL, health experts at Mobility Spine And Sports, with Dr. Darin Bush.
For cases when back pain is severe, there is a chance that the underlying cause of your pain may require surgical intervention. But for a large number of people who suffer from back pain, there are many non-surgical treatment options, as well as treatment that can potentially help you avoid surgery, and even help you recover from surgery if you've already undergone a procedure.
Non-surgical treatment has a variety of goals but they typically involve helping you reduce your level of pain or discomfort, to help you restore mobility, and to strengthen your body to help avoid future problems or re-injury. Good examples of these treatment options include osteopathic manipulation and neuromuscular reeducation.
Your physician may also include the use of interventional injections, which can help manage pain, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections, also often used for pain relief, especially when pain originates from disc disease or related problems.
At-Home Care and Prevention
When your work involves performing manual tasks or if you're an athlete, it's important to warm up before taking on a strenuous activity. Don't lift more than you can do so safely, ask for help for larger objects, and remember to do so correctly, lifting with your legs and knees with your back in a neutral position.
Even if you work in an office and in front of a computer you can still suffer a back injury by sitting in an improper posture for long periods of time.
Over-the-counter medication can help reduce discomfort but it's important not to become overly reliant on them as they can only mask your symptoms.
As part of physical therapy, your physician may also recommend at-home exercises to further improve your recovery and lessen symptoms.
Back Pain Treatment in Fort Lauderdale, FL
If you are seeking treatment for your back pain you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Bush of Mobility Spine And Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, by dialing (954) 414-7080.