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What are targeted treatments for low back pain?

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Physical therapy or chiropractic can bring relief for many. These targeted treatments may include:

  • Ice or heat
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound or electrical stimulation
  • A specific program of stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Spinal manipulation

SOURCES:

AAOS: "Low Back Pain," "Preventing Back Pain at Work and at Home," "Preventing Back Pain: Tips for New Moms."

APTA: "Back Pain."

University of Missouri-Columbia: "Mechanical Low Back Pain."

NINDS: "Low Back Pain Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 16, 2018

SOURCES:

AAOS: "Low Back Pain," "Preventing Back Pain at Work and at Home," "Preventing Back Pain: Tips for New Moms."

APTA: "Back Pain."

University of Missouri-Columbia: "Mechanical Low Back Pain."

NINDS: "Low Back Pain Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 16, 2018

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