Back Pain Without Surgery
Back pain is one of the common complications that almost everyone has experienced in a part of their lives. Although most people think that the only way to deal with chronic back pain is through surgery, there are other ways you can use to manage your condition and attain a lifetime of pain relief. Thomas Marinaro, DC, is an experienced chiropractor managing chronic back pain in Los Angeles and can help you manage your condition without surgery. The following are ways you can manage chronic pain.

Physical Therapy

Sometimes your physical well-being is all you need to improve, and your pain will be eased. This is because your back pain is significantly affected by your physique, including your posture and physical activity. Therefore, exercises can be the foundation of your chronic back pain treatment and should be tired before other treatments. However, it is not just doing exercises that will ease your symptoms; it is doing the right exercises the right way by your provider's guidance.

The following are some of the helpful exercises for chronic back pain.
  • Core strengthening exercises
  • Aerobic exercises
  • Stretching and flexibility exercises
  • Testing the limits of pain tolerance
  • Retraining your posture

Meditation and Mindfulness

Prolonged back pain becomes not only a physical issue but also an emotionally straining issue. Therefore, some practices such as yoga, tai chi, meditation, and other relaxation and cognitive strategies can help ease some chronic back pain symptoms such as depression, irritability, frustrations, and other psychological aspects of dealing with your pain. This will encourage you to keep your mind off from focusing on the pain.

Lifestyle Modification

Lifestyle can be highly associated with chronic pain. This is because what you do can cause back pain, such as your occupation. Therefore, it is important to listen to your body's communications and learn to adapt if you are suffering chronic pain. Your body can tell you to take a break from mowing the lawn or make several trips when carrying objects instead of carrying a heavy load. Besides, it is good to note the things that make your condition and symptoms worsen to avoid them as much as possible.

Other things you do in life, such as smoking, can delay your healing and worsen your symptoms. Therefore, you can improve your condition if you quit.

Alternative Treatments

Several alternative treatment options, such as electrical nerve stimulation, acupuncture, massage, laser therapy, biofeedback therapy, and other noninvasive spine treatment procedures, can make a difference in your condition. Your provider can examine your condition and evaluate your unique needs to determine which option can benefit you.

Injection-Based Treatments

Sometimes when the source of your back pain is known, some injection-based procedures such as nerve ablation, epidural steroid injections, and nerve blocks can be used to rule out some causes when you are having problems responding to treatments. Besides, some injections can also give you relief for a given period of time.

Diet Management

Sometimes the diet you take can contribute to your back pain or make it worse. You can improve your diet by avoiding highly inflammatory diets and consult your provider for more guidance. Processed food and refined sugars are some of the foods you can avoid as you manage your condition.

Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce pressure on your spine, lessening your back pain.

To learn more about how your chronic back pain can be managed without surgery, you can reach out to the providers at Pain Relief Center LA.