The treatment of your back pain depends entirely on the cause of the problem.
- Medical Help – Your doctor may prescribe some anti-inflammatories and pain-killers. Sometimes with an acute pain, injections or steroid (cortisone) are given.
- Physiotherapy – A Physiotherapist will make a detailed assessment of your condition and put together a treatment program for your specific problems.
Your Physiotherapy treatment may include:
- Spinal Decompression Therapy: Works different from a conventional traction, this is a specialised treatment targeting disc herniation or prolapsed disc-utilizing the DOC/DTS Systems (USA) to create negative intra-discal pressure and relieve the symptoms of herniation.
- Mobilisation and Manual Therapy – To restore restrictred mobility between the spinal vertebrae. This aids to reduce pain, muscle spasm and stiffness.
- Laser: This low-level laser therapy helps in pain management and wound healing.
- Interferential Therapy: A medium frequency electrical current that stimulates the peripheral sensory and muscle nerve fibres, to reduce pain and inflammation.
- Ultrasound: Improves cell metabolism and cell membrance permeability, thereby enhancing tissue healing.
- Postural and Ergonomics Advice: To increase one’s postural awareness and reduce strain on the back. With the improved ergonomics at their workstation, the likelihood of straining their back is reduced too.