Several medications are available to help with back pain, including over-the-counter and prescription anti-inflammatory medications as well as muscle relaxers and nerve-pain medications. We will work with you to find appropriate medication(s) that address your pain while minimizing your risk for side-effects, dependency, or other unwanted reactions.
A trained physical therapist guides you in exercises and stretches designed to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and strengthen supporting muscles.
A skilled chiropractor manipulates or adjusts your spine and other joints, reducing pain and improving function. May also include soft-tissue therapies, exercises, and daily activity instruction.
Depending on the type and cause of your pain, your doctor may inject anesthetic agents or steroids directly into your back, neck, or spine. In some cases, the doctor uses fluoroscopy (a type of X-ray imaging) to guide the needle to the exact location.