Back & Neck Pain Treatments

If you have chronic pain of your back and neck, you should try several remedies that may be helpful, before seeking surgical options. These include:

  • Hot or cold packs (under your health care provider’s instructions)
  • Specific exercises to strengthen muscles and ease pain, such as stretching and flexing. Your health care provider can provide and demonstrate these exercises.
  • Aerobic exercise may be permitted and can help with your overall fitness and strength
  • Certain anti-inflammatory medications or muscle relaxants may be used, with your health care provider’s supervision
  • Braces or corsets for extra support
  • Injections for pain relief in the area
  • Nerve block, which decreases pain signals from the affected nerve
  • Acupuncture

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