Before you praise me for curing your back pain, remember this
It may have gone away on its own. Approximately 90 percent of low-back pain subsides within 12 weeks without medical intervention.
If you have chronic pain, consider experimenting with dietary changes
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Eliminate dairy for a few weeks, then reintroduce it and see how you feel. Do the same with wheat, red meat, shellfish, citrus, peanuts, caffeine, and alcohol, one at a time. If your pain gets worse when you add back a food, it may be contributing to your problem. Here are 16 anti-inflammatory foods you can eat to help reduce pain.
If I specialize in prescribing narcotics, giving injections, or doing surgery, that’s probably what I’m going to recommend
But there are dozens of other effective options like massage, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, spinal cord stimulators, and behavioral therapy. Here’s what your massage therapist can tell about your body.