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How To Reduce Your Chronic Back Pain

March 31, 2018

At New York Integrative Rheumatology, we can work to help ease any chronic pain you may be dealing with, including back pain. Whatever the cause, we use both conventional and holistic medicinal approaches in order to help you live your life pain-free. In addition to our treatment options, we will provide you with lifestyle advice on how to prevent and reduce chronic back pain.

Ways to reduce chronic pain include:

Keep Your Stress Levels In Check: Sometimes your chronic back pain could be related to stress-induced inflammation. If your stress is related to environmental factors, like work stress or family stress, talking to a friend or family member might be what you need.  Also, implementing stress-relieving activities like deep breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga can also be beneficial. 

Acupuncture: Acupuncture has also been shown to help reduce stress and alleviate symptons of other chronic diseases and conditions as it unblocks energy flows in the body, helping to correct hormonal imbalances and promote natural healing. Our practice offers acupuncture in order to help you achieve elevated wellness.

Cupping Massage: If acupuncture is not for you, another form of treatment we offer for back pain is cupping therapy. During cupping therapy, we will put 3-5 cup-shaped implements over strategic areas of your back. These implements will apply a vacumn-like suction to the area, helping to increase blood flow and promote proper healing. 

Maintain A Healthy Body Weight: Something as simple as maintaining a healthy body weight and keeping your muscles strong can help reduce your back pain. Often times, the cause of one's back pain is due to a lack of muscle support. Having excess weight makes it harder for your body to support the muscles in the back, leading to back pain.  Make sure to keep health in mind when choosing the food that you eat.  Also, staying active can provide both added strength and weight reduction.

Injections And Medication: Depending on the severity of your chronic back pain, there are conventional medicinal approaches available to you including injections and oral medication. Injections allow for optimal medicinal dispersal directly to the site of pain and inflammation. Contact us at NYIR to see if these approaches are right for you.

New York Integrative Rheumatology is here to help reduce your chronic back pain. Whether your back pain is caused by illness, stress, sports, or body weight, we can give you the right treatment for you. Contact us today!