Back Pain: Treatments & Care

Back pain may be constant or sudden, mild or debilitating. Get the facts on back pain treatments, including medication, exercise, and chiropractic care.

  1. Treatment Options

    1. OTC and Prescription Pain Relievers
      Learn about over-the-counter and prescription medications for treating back pain.
    2. Chiropractic Care and Back Pain
      Get answers to your chiropractic questions — including information on chiropractic treatments to the controversy surrounding some of these treatments.
    3. TENS and IDET for Back Pain
      Learn how electrical nerve stimulation and electrothermal therapy are used to help relieve back pain.
    4. Bioelectric Therapy for Back Pain
      For some types of back pain, blocking pain messages sent to the brain can help.
    5. Nerve Blocks for Back Pain
      Find out when a nerve block can help ease back pain.
    6. Spinal Stimulation for Back Pain
      Read about electrical treatment for back pain.
    7. Physical Therapy
      Physical therapy (PT) involves treatment that focuses on prevention of injuries or disabilities. PT helps to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore function and movement.
    8. TENS for Back Pain
      Learn what the TENS machine is, why it is used to treat back pain, how it works, and much more.
    9. Sciatica Pain Relief
      Learn about pain relief options for people with sciatica.
    10. Injections for Back Pain Relief
      Learn about the different types of injections you can use to help treat back pain and how these injections are given.
    11. Laminectomy
      Laminectomy is one of the most common back surgeries.
    12. Spinal Decompression Therapy
      For back pain, some people turn to spinal decompression therapy — either surgical or nonsurgical. Here’s what you need to know to help decide whether it might be right for you.
  2. Home and Natural Remedies

    1. Lower Back Pain Home Care
      Find out what home treatments may ease low back pain.
    2. Back Pain and Acupuncture
      Learn how acupuncture can help with back pain and why certain points on the back are chosen for acupuncture.
    3. Slideshow: Alternative Treaments for Long-Term Pain
      See how alternative treatments like acupuncture, yoga, and supplements may help your pain.

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