Your Healthy Family: Where to Begin Treating Back Pain – KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo – KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

Medication is not always the best way to treat back pain. Guidelines suggest the avoidance narcotics and steroids and instead recommend non-invasive treatments. D.O. Santhosh Thomas suggests yoga, acupuncture, and massage. Each treatment will require several sessions before results are seen and lower back pain improves over time regardless of treatment. Opioids should only be considered as a last resort for severe pain. They should only be used for the short term as they do not cure the underlying problem.

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