Low Back Pain - Other Treatment
You can choose from a number of
treatments for your low back pain. Because some of these treatments are new or
not yet well researched, they may not be covered by health insurance.
The following complementary treatments are often used for low back pain.
may reduce low back pain. It is probably most effective if you also learn to do
exercises for your back and
learn the best ways to lift
and move to protect your back.2
hasn't been well studied as a treatment for low back pain. Recent research
hasn't shown that biofeedback is effective for controlling low back pain.
may help reduce pain and increase the ability to be active for a short time
after treatment but not any more than other treatments.3
- Acupressure uses pressure on certain
points in the body to decrease symptoms. Small studies suggest that acupressure
reduces pain and allows a person to be more active.4
- Relaxation techniquesRelaxation techniques can help
reduce muscle tension, stress, and depression.
- YogaYoga is another way to stay
active and get help with relaxation and managing stress. Small studies suggest
that yoga classes may help people with chronic low back pain control their
symptoms and stay more active.5, 6 It is not
clear whether yoga is more helpful than other activity or treatment for chronic
low back pain. There are different types of yoga. Talk to your doctor before
you start a yoga program.
Here are some other treatment choices to
- Self-care techniques:
- Electric currents: