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Non-Surgical Methods for Reducing Back Pain

Back pain can be a major problem for many people. Chronic back pain can make it difficult to do your favorite things and keep you away from your job. So many certified physicians specialized in non-surgical relief for back pain provide their services to help the patients to recover without the surgery.

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Here are some methods we can consider for relief of back pain other than the surgery:

Epidural steroid injections: The injection is done by injecting a steroid directly into the outer portion of the dural sac that surrounds the spinal cord. Fluoroscopy is a live x-ray that guides the needle to the right area. The injection's purpose is to temporarily relieve the pain by decreasing inflammation around a compressed nerve root. 

Yoga – Yoga can help with back pain of any severity. Some patients can avoid surgery and pain medication altogether. Patients suffering from chronic back pain were less likely than patients who had participated in physical therapy to avoid taking pain medication.

Acupuncture– Some patients and doctors believe that acupuncture can relieve pain by inserting tiny needles into the body.

Even though there isn’t enough data to recommend clinical practice guidelines for acupuncture, it is worth a shot. A meta-analysis published in the Spine shows that acupuncture may be effective for back pain.

Surgery should only be performed for those who have severe conditions or are unable to use other natural remedies. The majority of patients can manage their pain with lifestyle changes and other therapies