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Back pain is considered one of the most common health problems in the US. According to recent statistics, there are about 22 million Americans who go to chiropractors every year. 7.7 million of these people are looking for a way to relieve their back pain. These staggering numbers do not yet reflect those who chose to go to other back pain specialists. Just imagine how many have been, or who are still, in pain!

In many cases, back pain is mechanical in nature, or is not due to a serious medical condition. In fact, many experts believe that as many as 80% of the population will experience back pain at any time in their lives. We can develop back pain from sports injuries, household chores, or even an accident. This is why Spine Center of Texas advises our clients to choose other means of treating back pain before considering surgery or taking dangerous drugs. Both the patient and the doctor should work together to look beyond standard drug and surgery treatments, especially now that patients have a wider range of non-drug therapies to choose from. Here are just some of the alternatives that you can look into:

  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Chiropractic
  • Topical treatments

Also, we are living in an era where mainstream medicine is more accepting of newer technologies. This only gives patients wider variety of non-invasive, non-drug treatment options that he or she can choose from:

  • Exercise – Always make sure to consult your doctor first before undergoing any type of workout regimen to avoid making your back pain worse.
  • Manipulation techniques – This can refer to physical therapy, chiropractic, and many more where affected areas are manipulated by applying force to the joints, muscles, and ligaments.
  • Behavioral modification – Optimizing patient response to back pain using behavioral methods
  • Heat or Cold Application – The use of cold packs and hot packs, ultrasound, or diathermy alongside exercise

If you are one of those people who’s been suffering from back pain, don’t hesitate to contact Spine Center of Texas to learn more about how you can eliminate pain without the need to take dangerous methods.

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