Effective Treatment Options For Pain Management

A lot of people miss work because of chronic back pain. It can be so severe at times that it prevents you from carrying out your daily household duties. Dr. Kevin McElroy offers you custom treatment plans to reduce your pain and restore the quality of your life. Call or schedule an appointment online if you are dealing with persistent, excruciating back pain. Below are treatment options:

Point Injections

It is a procedure used to treat the painful muscle areas that contain knots that form when muscles fail to relax. The doctor injects the trigger point with a local anesthetic making the site inactive, relieving the pain. This approach is used to treat legs, lower back pain, and arms. Such drugs include Botox that hinders signals to the muscles from the nerves. It is also useful in treating chronic migraine headaches.

Bioelectric Therapy

It helps to ease the pain by blocking pain messages from reaching the brain. It also enhances the production of endorphins that reduce painful sensation by hindering pain messages to the brain. Bioelectric therapy treats chronic conditions such as muscle pain, headaches, back pain, and arthritis. When used together with other medications, it reduces pain by up to half the intensity.

Exercise

Rest helps ease the pain, but too much of it may increase the discomfort or increase the chances of injury when you finally decide to start movements. Exercise causes the body to release endorphins and improves the muscle tone to reduce chronic pain. Try biking, walking, yoga, and swimming.

Physical Therapy

It uses special methods to improve the movement of an area after injury. Physical therapy uses stretching, pain-relieving techniques, and strengthening to help in treatment.

Acupuncture

It decreases the pain by increasing the body’s release of endorphins to block pain messages. Acu-points are located near the nerves, so when stimulated, they cause a dull ache that sends a signal to the central nervous system to release endorphins. It is useful to treat headaches, menstrual cramps, and low back pain.

Chiropractic Therapy

Pain Management

This is the most well-known non-surgical method. It has been proven to reduce neck and back pain. Massage is also a technique that reduces stress and tension by enhancing blood flow. Massage will remove any substance that generates and sustains pain. The two methods are effective in treating back pain.

Change Of Diet

Studies suggest that taking a low-fat vegetable diet decreases the duration and intensity of pain. Weight loss from the change in diet helps people with osteoarthritis conditions. Research to establish the effectiveness of diet modification in treating pain is still in progress.

Drug Therapy

Mild pain can be eased by taking certain over the counter drugs such as aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen. They relieve muscle aches and pains. There are also creams available that are applied in the area of injury. However, if the problem persists after medication, one should seek medical attention.

Pain has a variety of causes and many more effective treatment methods. The doctor will evaluate your current health and lifestyle before prescribing a suitable treatment plan. If you are dealing with chronic pain, book an appointment online with Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine.