If you or someone you know and love have back pain, you’ll love today’s article and infographic contributed by the folks over at PMIR Medical Center.
Unfortunately for many people, back pain is something that may trouble them in their lifetimes: It’s estimated that about 26 million Americans age 20 to 64 suffer back pain that’s ongoing. In addition to dealing with the pain, Americans and the health care system are dealing with the financial repercussions of our bad backs. As a country, we spend about $86 billion—yes, that’s billion—on ailing backs.
Many people think that surgery is the best option for minimizing or getting rid of back pain. But there are other alternatives that may offer hope for pain relief, too. A number of different herbs may help to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as heal certain conditions. Physical options including massage and meditation are also good remedies to pursue, as is acupuncture and chiropractic care.
Hopeful about returning your back to good health? Use this graphic for ideas and information.
About the Author
Founded in 2003 by Dr. Alexander P. Hersel, the PMIR Medical Center is staffed by pain management specialists and anesthesiologists whose mission is to ease your suffering associated with chronic pain, and to achieve long-term relief.
As first responders for pain, we understand the nuances between intense pain, constant pain, acute pain, and pain caused by injuries or accidents. For each PMIR patient, we listen to your history of pain, diagnose your symptoms and create a customized, effective treatment plan with an innovative approach for pain relief.
Do you use any of these techniques to alleviate back pain? How effective are they for you?