If you are suffering from back pain, your prime concern at the moment will be to get some relief from back pain. However, it is important to understand that while some pain relief measures may work for someone else, they may not work for you.
The reason is that the cause and intensity of your pain may differ from others. Medically also, the affected area of your back may be different from that of the other person.
Ordinarily, relief for back pain can be obtained with a mix of care and simple home remedies. It may take a maximum of two to three days.
A pain that stays longer may require the intervention of a physicist who will recommend a treatment, based on your spinal x-ray, depicting slight muscle inflammation. He will most probably prescribe a combination of medicines, mild exercises, and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy can be very beneficial. It may include electric stimulation, magnetic heat therapy, diathermy, ultrasound treatment, etc.
The majority of people will benefit from back surgery treatment. Severe cases will show a slipped disc or nerve compression in an X-ray or M.R.I of the spine. Such patients might be recommended to undergo surgery to get relief from back pain. Back surgery has become very common.
Back surgery can be in the form of an open procedure or a procedure with the least incision. An open procedure is a major surgery that is intricate, takes a long time to study, and requires the teamwork of various specialists. The patient needs general anesthesia for the surgery and needs to be hospitalized for a longer time. Accordingly, the recovery period is also not very short.