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Has back pain been restricting your daily activities, interfering with work, or compelling you to give up on your favorite activities? Have you tried everything to no avail? Are you looking to avoid surgery? Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), the all-natural alternative to pain relief, may be the answer for you.
Studies have shown:
Back pain is a common medical complaint that most people face in some point in their life. Back pain or backache is the pain felt in the back that may originate from muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back pain can be acute, lasting from a few days to a few weeks, or chronic, lasting for more than three months.
Some adjectives to describe back pain are: constant, sudden, intermittent, dull, sharp, or achy. It may be confined to one area or may radiate to other areas such as the arm and hand, leg or foot. Apart from pain, you may have weakness, numbness or tingling in your arms or legs.
Common causes of back pain include:
Diagnosis is done by reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination. A complete examination includes examination for signs of unusual curves of the spine, presence of a rib hump, tilted pelvis, tilting of the shoulders, and a test of your sensations. Other diagnostic tests, such as labs or imaging, may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.
Most back pain improves gradually over a couple of weeks, but persistent pain may require a myriad of different treatments. Treatment options include:
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