Back Pain Alternative Therapies
Some people with chronic back pain report that they get temporary relief from alternative and complimentary therapies such as acupuncture or physical therapy techniques. These are not to be used in the place of conventional medicine, but in conjunction with.
Don’t be afraid about telling your doctor that you want a recommendation to a holistic practitioner. Doctors get these requests all of the time.
Keep in mind that a reputable alternative health practitioner will want a full medical report from you or your doctor before initiating any kind of back pain treatment. Also keep in mind that many alternative and complimentary forms of healing are not covered by health insurance plans.
Like painkillers, surgery or physical therapy, alternative back pain therapies are not a magic pill. Often, you will have to take many sessions for months in order to get relief.
A reputable alternative medical professional will be honest with you and tell you how many sessions you would need or if they do not know how many sessions you would need.