Treatment for Lower Back Pain:
Why What You’ve Tried Previously Hasn’t Worked!
If you’re like most people, you may feel frustrated, like you’ve already tried every available treatment for lower back pain. And yet, all you have to show for it are some smelly “magical” balms or interesting gadgets you may have purchased from a late night infomercial.
Unfortunately, so many of the patients I see for back pain suffer needlessly because of information overload. In other words, there are so many treatments for lower back pain that most people have no idea what really works, what they should and should not try, and who they can trust to help them alleviate their back pain.
Frankly, I am tired of seeing people suffer needlessly because they do not know where, or who, to go to for help. Let me be completely honest with you in exposing the truth about eliminating back pain. Let’s discuss some of the most popular types of treatment for lower back pain. Then, I’m going to tell you why they’ve been ineffective thus far in eliminating your lower back pain.
Common Types of Treatment for Lower Back Pain
- Pain Medications/Muscle Relaxers
- Bed Rest
- Massage Therapy
- Spinal Decompression
- Spinal Surgery
- Lotions, Potions, Creams, and Miracle Cures
Though I think that all of the things mentioned above have their part in helping alleviate back pain, let me tell you why none of these options work to give you long-term relief of your low back pain. The reason is simple. Most treatment for lower back pain is geared toward decreasing the symptom of back pain itself vs. addressing the underlying cause of the problem. You cannot eliminate back pain by treating the pain itself. Instead, you have to treat what caused the pain in the first place!
Another unfortunate reality is many of the specialists you see for back pain have tunnel vision when it comes to treating your back pain. They see their specialty as the only thing you need to help alleviate your pain. This is simply untrue! Nor is it backed by research. Perhaps this is because many of the specialists you see do not fully understand the true causes of back pain. A recent article I read reiterated this fact when it found that approximately 85% of the patients that seek treatment for lower back pain never find out what was causing their pain in the first place!
Summary for Treatment For Lower Back Pain
So, why is it that our overall treatment for lower back pain is still relatively ineffective? The first reason is our lack of knowledge as to what causes back pain. Secondly, we have a narrow-minded approach in treating it. Though some may disagree with me on that, you cannot argue with the following objective numbers:
- Approximately 80% of people suffer from back pain at some point in their life.
- Low back pain is the second most common reason people visit their physicians—second only to the common cold.
- The U.S. alone spends an estimated $20 Billion on the direct costs of back pain. (This amount does not include the estimated amount of money for lost work, lost salary, and lost productivity that back pain has on our society).
These statistics seem pretty grim, but there is some good news in all of this. Research shows the most effective way to treat back pain is through a comprehensive, preventive approach. The best treatment for lower back pain is one that combines education on the anatomy of the back, information on what causes back injuries, instruction in proper movement patterns/postures, and stretches and exercises to help prevent back pain in the future. In other words, you have to treat every area of one’s life because back pain affects every area of one’s life.
Because insurances do not pay for comprehensive back programs, no one really offers them to the public. That is, not until now. At The Back University, our goal is to empower you to take control of your back pain. We want to give you the tools you need to not only eliminate your back pain in the short term, but to know how to keep it from coming back. Visit the link below to find out how you can take control of your back pain and ensure a healthy back for life by accessing the most cutting-edge treatment for lower back pain available today!