Back Pain: Make Sure You're Getting The Right Treatment
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on July 31, 2013 @ 7:05PM
Created on July 31, 2013 @ 5:52PM
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctors,but you may not be getting the treatment you need. 5 News learned two main things. One, there's a large spectrum of back pain and two, doctors tend to treat patients differently then they used.
5 News talked to a local pharmacist and here's what he had to say.
"We really don't have to jump right to the narcotics. We can go to the non-steroidal to what we call a pain patch, sometimes that will help. Believe it or not, physical therapy or exercise really improves those types of problems," said Mario Blount, Bridgeport Best Care Pharmacist.
If you're having back pain, Blount recommends first trying heat, ice, and an over the counter anti-inflammatory. If it doesn't get better in a about a week go see your doctor to find out the best plan for you.
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