Back Pain? New Guidelines Reveal Treatment Protocol
With the entire nation facing an opioid epidemic, the American College of Physicians has released new guidelines on how to treat those who suffer from back pain. Connecticut auto accidents, slip and fall injuries, and Connecticut workers’ compensation injuries can all result in back pain that can range from temporary to debilitating.
For pain lasting less than three months, the new recommendation is to treat patients with heat wraps, spinal manipulation, acupuncture, and massage. Recommendation guidelines stress the importance of avoiding narcotic prescriptions for pain management during this time frame.
When back pain lasts longer than three months, strengthening and stretching exercises are recommended along with yoga and tai chi. If these methods fail, anti-inflammatory medications should be considered first then nerve-dulling medications.
If you or a loved one are suffering back injuries from a Connecticut auto accident, slip and fall, or workers’ compensation injury, call our office. Our team of experienced attorneys will begin an immediate investigation into your case.