Management objectives in the treatment of back pain are to achieve a maximum reduction of pain intensity as rapidly as possible, restore the ability of the individual to function in daily activities, to help patients cope with residual pain, assess side effects of treatment. For many, the goal is to keep the pain from backache to a manageable level to progress in rehabilitation, which can then lead to a long-term relief. In addition, for some people, the goal is to use non-surgical therapies for pain management of back pain and avoid major surgery, while others surgery may be the quickest way feel better.
All treatments of back pain work for all conditions or for all individuals with the same condition, and they are many they need to try several treatment options to determine what works best for them. The current stage of the condition (acute or chronic) is also a factor in the choice of treatment for back pain. Only a minority of back pain patients (most estimates are 1% - 10%) require surgery.
Exercises can be an effective approach to reduce the pain of backache, but should be done under the supervision of a licensed health professional. Generally, some form of constant stretching and exercise is considered an essential component of treatment programs for back pain.
A therapy consisting of manipulation and exercise, including stretching and strengthening (with special emphasis on the muscles that support the spine). "Back schools have shown a benefit in the workplace. The Schroth method, a physiotherapy practice specializes in scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and cord disorders reduced the severity and frequency of back pain in adults with scoliosis.
Acupuncture for back pain has proven benefits for back pain, however, a recent randomized controlled trial suggested insignificant difference between real and fake acupuncture.