𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐏𝐚𝐢𝐧
Heating and cooling therapy, muscle relaxants and medications are simple approaches you may attempt at home for immediate pain relieve. If you have tried them and do not have much improvement, physical therapy (physiotherapy) may be the next treatment option suitable for you. Physical therapist will prescribe some exercise programmes which may include stretching exercises to improve flexibility of tight muscles and aerobic exercises to build endurance and improve blood circulation.
If your back pain and symptoms still persist, or becoming more serious after 6 to 8 weeks of conservative treatment, your doctor may suggest other solutions for example needle approach with Laser called Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD).
PLDD with Laser Technology offers a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with low back pain caused by herniated disc (slipped disc). PLDD treats the root cause of pain, which is targeted directly at the herniated disc, with a tiny needle puncture through the skin.
Application of laser energy will vaporize water content in the herniated disc, as a result, internal disc pressure is reduced. Reduced intradiscal pressure causes the herniated part of the disc to shrink, relieving pain caused by the nerve root compression.