Treatments for chronic back pain differ from those for back pain of an acute onset. With an acute onset, there is usually an injury of some type–sudden movement, sports injury, automobile accident, etc. Pain from an acute injury is usually more likely to be in the muscles, or possibly a vertebral fracture. The cause of chronic back pain frequently has a more subtle onset, occurring over an extended time period.
Before beginning a treatment regimen for chronic back pain, it’s necessary to determine the cause. Some common causes include disc degeneration, tumors, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, poor posture, and others. Treatment for chronic back pain as a result of poor posture is totally different from managing the pain of rheumatoid arthritis or tumors.
Extreme cases, such as those involving a tumor or severe disc herniation, may require surgery. Most patients, however, can obtain pain relief through non-surgical means such as moist heat, good posture, physical therapy, strengthening exercises, and chiropractic manipulation. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™, or BFST®, is often recommended to assist the muscle tissue in the healing process. BFST® increases blood flow to the deep muscle tissue, and that is effective in removing the toxins that can collect in the muscle.
If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, see your healthcare professional or a licensed back specialist. It’s possible that something as simple as BFST® can relieve the day-to-day pain.
Back Pain Treatments
If you have back pain, resting it is recommended. Avoid activities that cause pain or may have caused the injury and begin cold compressiontreatments as soon as possible.
There are healing tools that can help treat your back pain and speed up the healing process so you can reduce your pain and get back to daily life.Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ (BFST®) will promote blood flow to heal your injury faster and more completely than any other methods available.