At Back Pain Relief Center here in Myrtle Beach, the majority of the patients we see are with back conditions (which makes sense as it’s part of our name). We’ve helped many people out of pain, but even if we can’t help them ourselves, we do refer on to the most appropriate care for their backs. Sometimes what we do cannot help and they need further treatment. The majority of patients we see have back problems due to decompression. So their joints are decompressed due to an injury, trauma, degeneration, age, poor posture or simply age.

The good news is that there are many treatment options out there, both professionally and self care too. Let’s check some of them out.

Self Treatment

Ice

If you’re suffering from back pain, one of the quickest and easiest things you can do is apply ice to the area for 20 minutes at a time. This helps reduce inflammation and pressure.

Pain Killers

Ibruprofen and muscle relaxers may also be a source of temporary relief if you are able to take them.

Inversion Tables

Inversion tables are a great option to decompress the spine. Hanging upside down for 30 minutes or so can really help. There’s some great priced tables available on Amazon.

Stretches

Stretching exercises can really help as well. We have a good selection of some exercises you can try on video here.

Professional Treatments

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is similar to chiropractic but also focuses on muscles stretching and other exercises as well.

Spinal Decompression Machines

Spinal decompression machines are great for more serious back pain, such as disc herniations. They gentle traction the spine allowing discs to slip back into proper position.

Cold Laser Therapy

With back pain, muscle pain and soft tissue injuries can be eased using cold lasers which accelerates healing and reduces inflammation.

Chiropractic Care

With chiropractic care, we’re looking at getting to the source of the problem and decompressing joints, breaking up scar tissue that impairs range of motion and more using specific spinal adjustments.

All the treatment options listed above are all non invasive and conservative. Singularly or collaboratively they can all play a part in improving function and reducing pain and for the majority of cases will do so. For some more extreme cases, it may be necessary to consider surgery as a solution. While these cases form a small minority of the total, before even considering surgery the above should at least be tried first. Many have thought about surgery and tried chiropractic or physical therapy to find that they didn’t need surgery after all.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate in contacting us. We answer on Facebook, the phone or email. And if you are in pain, remember we are walk in friendly. Stop in for an examination and adjustment. We are here to help.

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Dr Ray Marquez DC

Dr Ray Marquez DC is a chiropractor and the owner of Back Pain Relief Center. He has two branches, one in Vineland, New Jersey, the other in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. To learn more about him, check his site at Back Pain Relief Center Vineland or Back Pain Relief Center Myrtle Beach

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