A number of complementary and alternative treatments are used to relieve back pain. Complementary means it is used together with conventional medicine. Alternative means it is done in place of conventional medicine.
Acupuncture is now a common alternative treatment for certain kinds of pain. It involves inserting small needles or exerting pressure on certain "energy" points in the body. When the pins have been placed successfully, the patient is supposed to experience...Read more
Pregnancy can result in back pain, which can linger for a time after the delivery. Three possible causes for the back pain might... Read more »
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Exercise and Physical TherapyThe Role of Physical TherapyPhysical therapy with a trained professional may be useful if pain has not improved after 3... Read more »
Spinal pain, or back pain, is very common in the Western world. In fact, it affects up to 80 percent of people at least one time in their life.... Read more »
Some low back patients with acute pain don't get better. They become chronic pain patients. This study shows how the fear of pain more than the pain... Read more »