Back pains normally come and go for most people. Unfortunately, there are those who are dealing with long periods of back pain. It is frustrating to be one of those people. Aside from the physical pain they have to endure, they carry with them the emotional burden that goes with it.
If you happen to be one of them or if someone you know is suffering from it, it is good to know that there are helps available for you or for that someone you know.
If you had been suffering with your back pain for some time now and treatments do not seem to work, make sure that you get the proper diagnosis. It is your right, in fact it is advised, that you refer to other health specialists for second or third opinion. And even if the diagnoses of other physicians agree with the first, one of them may offer alternative methods of treatment. Just make sure that the physician offering alternative method of treatment is fully aware of your entire medical history.
What if you got conflicting diagnoses? Listen carefully to each of them for they will likely explain to you how they arrived at such diagnoses and why your pain lingers that long. Choose which among the explanations makes perfect sense according to what you feel and think. Also ask, who is the most expert among them with regards to your back pain?
Also ask for referrals from someone you know who might have experienced dealing with long periods of back pain and got treated by a certain doctor. Your confidence in your attending physician is a great factor in getting back to your healthy shape.
If you believe you found the best treatment for you, make sure to follow all instructions of your physician. It is always better to ask questions or for clarifications for some of the things you might have not understood very well.
Being in pain should have caused you to change your lifestyle or at least in some aspects of it. Pay attention to these changes. They are crucial to your recovery and in maintaining your well-being to make sure that the pain you have now will not happen again anytime soon.
You must be on a regulated diet. You doctor must have informed you of the food you need to avoid and those you can consume in large quantities. Your muscles may require you take foods rich in protein while your bones require additional calcium and vitamin D for its absorption. Aside from maintaining healthy diet, you may also need to take food supplements to aid in the recuperating process. Always ask for an advice from your doctor or dietitian in taking supplements.
Your doctor may advice you to do some exercises as a form of therapy. Make sure to do all routines and take all the necessary precautions when doing them. Be conscious of your movements to avoid further injury.
Another thing, in dealing with long periods of back pain, try your best not to gain significant weight. By putting on more weight, your bones grow weaker because they need to carry more of you.
Lastly, always maintain a positive outlook in life. If you are advised to stay home, take it as a time to know yourself better, reflect and affirm to become a better person once your ordeal is over.