When you have back pain, the best treatment is activity. Even if moving around is uncomfortable, it is generally good for you. Start getting active.
Therapy can help you reduce and manage back pain. This can include:
Acupuncture: Small needles are placed into specific points on your body, which can trigger the release of endorphins—natural pain-reducing chemicals.
Chiropractic therapy: Manipulation, a technique in which the chiropractor manually moves a joint to increase its mobility, is used to alleviate pain.
Occupational therapy: Occupational therapists help modify the way you perform job functions and normal tasks.
Physical therapy: Physiotherapists use individualized therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and other treatment techniques to help reduce pain and restore mobility.
You should see your doctor if you experience any
of the following:
pain after a trauma such as a car accident or a fall off a ladder
constant pain that gets progressively worse
pain lasts longer than four to eight weeks
severe pain at night that may even wake you up from a deep sleep
abdominal pain that accompanies your back pain
numbness in upper inner thighs or groin
Source: www.spine-health.com, by Charles D. Ray, MD
When you have back pain, don’t forget to ask your doctor these important questions:
What's causing my back pain?
Are there activities I should avoid?
Is the way I do my job affecting my back?
What treatment options should I consider?
How long should I take medication or do special exercises?
How long will it take before the pain starts disappearing?
What can I do to prevent it from persisting or returning?
Source: American College of Rheumatology