Back Pain Relief for Patients in Reno, NV
Individuals in the Reno, Nevada area who are in need of back pain relief can contact the Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, where our experts can help to develop a comprehensive treatment plan designed to fit your unique needs.
Anyone who has suffered from back pain knows the effect it can have on your daily life. Fortunately, you can take the following steps to both encourage back pain relief and prevent future injury:
- Stretching/Exercise: While those suffering from back pain may be hesitant to attempt exercise, certain workouts can actually help to reduce pain. Stretching, low-impact aerobic exercises (such as walking, biking, and swimming), and core-strengthening exercises (such as crunches, Pilates, and yoga) can alleviate ongoing pain and either prevent or minimize future pain. The spine specialists and physical therapists at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Reno, NV location can help to develop a stretching and exercise program customized to your needs.
- Quitting Smoking: While there are many reasons to quit smoking, a surprising one is that it may help to promote back pain relief. One study suggests that smoking can lead to lumbar spondylosis, or spinal degeneration, while another has suggested that smoking interferes with the section of the brain that normally supports resilience against chronic pain. Quitting smoking may help to relieve associated back pain.
- Sleeping: Both lack of sleep and poor sleep posture can contribute to back pain. When you do not sleep enough, your body does not have the chance to perform necessary tissue repair. Additionally, if your muscles do not get enough rest, they cannot support proper spinal posture, also leading to pain. Even if you are getting the recommended amount of sleep, your posture while sleeping may be putting excess pressure on your spine and other areas of your body. The highly trained staff at our Reno, NV location can provide advice on sleep positions suitable for your condition.
In some cases, back pain relief may require additional treatment. Our staff are trained in various nonsurgical techniques that can further reduce pain, including manual manipulation, physical therapy, heat/cold therapy, ultrasound therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and injections. We also offer many surgical approaches to relieving back pain.
If you are in need of back pain relief, please make an appointment with Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic at our Reno, NV location so that we can diagnose the cause of your pain and work with you to develop a treatment plan.