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If You Have Low Back Pain Try These Steps First

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Lower back pain is one of the top reasons for people to miss work. There are two types of low back pain, acute and sub acute. Usually low back pain is a ‘mechanical’ issue and is only temporary. There are a few ways to treat this type of pain. Recently doctors have not been prescribing drugs at first to treat low back mechanical pain. Massage, acupuncture and other therapeutic treatments are the first to try. NSAIDS may be effective but also have their drawbacks. Many people with low back pain find relief by using a Lumbar Sacral Support that is worn around the waist and can be easily adjusted by the person to reach the right level of support.

Key Takeaways:

  • Acute back pain is the most common and often the most commonly misdiagnosed back pain
  • There are hundreds of different types of therapies that include both medicines and non-drug treatments
  • The best treatments to acute back pain are in the non-drug treatment therapy category

“Most patients with acute or sub acute low back pain improve over time regardless of treatment and can avoid potentially harmful and costly treatments and tests. First-line therapy should include non-drug therapy, such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. When non-drug therapy fails, consider NSAIDs or skeletal muscle relaxants.”

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