Information And Treatment
Back pain can have multiple causes, including muscle strain, arthritis, trauma, slipped disks, spinal compression, obesity, stress and degeneration of vertebrae, among many others. There are many possible treatments for back and neck pain as well, including pain medication, surgery, braces, steroid and cortisone injections, and complementary medical treatments.
A study by the University of Ottawa showed that massage and spinal manipulation was more effective than surgery for the relief of back and neck pain. Acupuncture also showed promise in treating acute back pain.