5 Ways to Treat Chronic Back Pain

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Back Pain San Jose CA

Dealing with chronic back pain can be challenging, especially if you don’t know the cause. If a back specialist has exhausted all diagnostic options to determine the cause, you may be looking for minimally invasive ways to manage your symptoms. Here are five ways you can treat your chronic back pain.

Physical Therapy

Exercise can be an effective treatment for chronic back pain. A physical therapist can tailor a specific plan for your conditions and symptoms. This plan may include stretching, core strengthening, aerobic exercises and posture retraining.

Meditation

Dealing with chronic back pain can be physically and emotionally strenuous. This can lead to depression, irritability and frustration. Meditation practices can give you the ability to relax and take your mind off the pain.

Diet

Certain foods can be inflammatory. You may want to consult with your doctor to see how your diet may be affecting your chronic back pain. Your symptoms can be greatly reduced by relieving pressure off the spine through maintaining a healthy weight.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese practice that stimulates the flow of energy through the body. Needles are inserted at strategic points to relieve chronic back pain. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we have licensed acupuncturists with a proven track record for treating energy imbalances resulting in chronic back pain.

Cortisone Injection

A caudal epidural cortisone injection can help relieve chronic back pain. This 15-minute procedure injects an anesthetic and steroid into the back to relieve symptoms within 30 minutes. Long term relief can last for several months.

Need Help with Chronic Back Pain?

Dealing with chronic back pain is hard, but you can find relief from your symptoms. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, our experts can help find the best personalized treatment plan for you so you can enjoy your life every day. If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Posted on behalf of Dr. James Petros, Allied Pain & Spine Institute