Alternative Treatments for Back Pain

Published on: January 15, 2014

Chronic back pain can have a negative impact on the quality of life you enjoy, especially when it goes untreated. Unfortunately, conventional treatment may not always be feasible or effective for some patients. When you’re dealing with daily back pain and can’t find relief through traditional means, knowing there are viable alternatives can help you to pursue treatment which may alleviate or at least significantly reduce the amount of pain you live with each day.

Opting for alternative neck and back pain treatment techniques doesn’t have to mean working with an unlicensed practitioner. In fact, many physicians and pain management clinics are choosing to integrate proven and effective alternative treatments into their approach toward combating chronic pain. Some of the most common are:

  • Massage Therapy – As a licensed and experienced massage therapist works, circulation is increased and nerve receptors are stimulated. This stimulation of nerve receptors in turn causes the blood vessels to dilate, which also increases blood flow. Massage therapy can not only directly relieve pain through the manipulation of muscles and tissues, but also by facilitating the supply of nutrients and removal of waste or toxins via increased circulation.
  • Acupuncture – For more than five thousand years, acupuncture has been an accepted Chinese treatment for pain management, psychological treatment and the management of many physical disorders. By inserting a series of disposable, completely sterile and incredibly fine needles into the skin at targeted areas, acupuncturists are able to stimulate the immune and natural healing systems of the body.
  • Chiropractic Care – Licensed and educated chiropractors work to adjust the spine’s joints and bones, bringing them into alignment. Because misalignment can be a common cause of back pain, especially in the lower back area, chiropractic treatment can be exceedingly effective in the treatment of chronic back and neck pain.

Posted on behalf of Armin Oskouei


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