If you are struggling with lower back or neck pain, you may feel that you don’t have any options other than back surgery to combat this condition. Even with the significant risks posed by surgery and the debilitating after-effects that can linger for years, when you feel that there is no other way to stop the pain, it is difficult to say no to surgery. However, before you take that session under the knife, you should take a closer look at non-surgical options that may help you more than you think. There are valid options for those who want to treat the source of their pain with a less invasive method.
You are familiar with your back pain, but you may be less familiar with the treatment options that are available to you. While there are both surgical and non-surgical options, there are many benefits to the non-surgical options that may help you avoid more invasive treatments. This may even provide immediate relief to discs in the spine that have been pressed together be injury or years of gravity. This change in spinal position can relieve pressure on the discs and the cushion of fluids between the discs.
Physicians have prescribed non-surgical options instead of back surgery to treat a wide variety of spinal conditions. One of the most common is sciatica, which is characterized by a shooting pain and feeling of weakness that can extend down through one or both legs. Oftentimes, there may not be a sole solution, but we can use a non-surgical technique that can be an effective part of a more comprehensive treatment plan. In the realm of sports medicine, a non-surgical option is often combined with other treatments.