Shared Decision-Making for Back Pain
As far as aches and pains go, back pain might be one of the most universal – almost everyone will experience it at some point in their lives. Whether your back pain is a new development or an ongoing problem, there are ways to manage the pain.
What kind of back pain do you have?
Acute back pain | Chronic back pain
Acute back pain
Did your back pain come on recently within the last three months? If you answered yes, then you probably have acute back pain. In this section you’ll find self-care tips and resources that can help you cope with the discomfort. Learn more about:
- Exercises to reduce pain
- Proper lifting to protect your back
- Increasing your core stability
- Yoga for health
- Whole Body Relaxation for pain management
- Other self-care tips for managing your back pain
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Chronic back pain
Have you been dealing with back pain that has lasted for at least three months? If yes, then you have chronic back pain. Successful back pain management is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Explore this section to learn about:
- Should you have spinal manipulation for low back pain?
- Should you try epidural steroid shots for low back pain?
- Should you have an MRI?
- Should you have surgery for lumbar herniated disc?
- Should you have surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis?
- Living well with chronic back pain
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