Relieving Pain. Restoring Hope.
Fortunately, you can take measures to prevent or relieve most back pain episodes. If prevention fails, simple home treatment and proper body mechanics often will heal your back within a few weeks and keep it functional. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain. Back pain can be acute, meaning short-term, or chronic, meaning long-term. Acute back pain can usually be treated through conservative measures, such as hot or cold compresses, massage therapy, or over-the-counter pain relievers. Chronic pain usually needs a number of alternative and interventional treatment options to provide consistent lasting pain relief.