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Back pain Treatment in New Bern, NC

Treating Back Pain

A little back pain is a normal part of life. It often comes from sitting or standing with poor posture. Usually, back pain is nothing too serious and is treatable with some simple home remedies like rest and exercise. But, not all types of back pain can be treated this way.

Back pain that is severe or long-lasting may require professional treatment for recovery. This kind of back pain might be the sign of a serious condition, such as:

  • A slipped disc
  • Arthritis
  • Torn muscle
  • Sciatica
  • Fracture

Excruciating and long-lasting back pain should be examined by a professional right away. He or she may be able to identify treatments that don’t involve invasive surgery. If you avoid getting help though, surgery may eventually become your only option.

Treatments for back pain vary depending on the cause of your pain, and your physical condition and medical history. As mentioned before, you usually don’t need surgery. Instead, you can get by with medication and physical therapy.

Medication

There are different kinds of medications used for treating back pain depending on the cause of your pain. Here are a few that are commonly used in back pain treatments:

  • Ointments — Topical ointments from the store or prescribed by your physician can help reduce pain and manage muscle spasms. These ointments go on the skin right over the area of pain in your back. Usually, you’ll notice results pretty quickly.
  • Muscle relaxants — Muscle relaxants are medications that are usually taken in pill form to help relax the muscles. This is used to prevent muscle spasms that may be causing your pain.
  • Corticosteroids — Corticosteroids may be necessary if you are diagnosed with arthritis that is affecting your spine. This medication helps reduce inflammation that attacks the cartilage in your joints and vertebrae.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is a preferred treatment method in many cases of back pain. Physical therapists are trained and experienced in treating conditions that cause back pain.

Our physical therapists at Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy work closely with our patients to develop personalized treatments for back pain and other physical conditions. Depending on the cause and severity of your back pain, your treatment may include:

  • Exercise
  • Stretching
  • Deep tissue massage and hands-on therapy
  • Cold and hot therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound and more

Contact Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy for back pain treatment

If you’re suffering from back pain and are ready to work with a professional for treatment, talk to one of our team members at Peak Performance. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.

Our New Bern location:

2009 Neuse Blvd.

New Bern, North Carolina 28561

Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy serves people from multiple locations in North Carolina. Please visit our locations page to find another clinic if New Bern is too far for you.