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SaranSai
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Upper Back Pain

Post by SaranSai on Sat 10 Mar 2018, 08:08

Some of the more common medical treatments for upper back pain include:

Physical therapy. A physiatrist, physical therapist, or other qualified medical professional can design a physical therapy program to meet the patient’s specific needs. Most physical therapy programs for upper back pain focus on strengthening and stretching the upper back’s muscles, as well as neck muscles above and core muscles below. Physical therapy starts gradually and typically progresses over a period of a few weeks or months, at which point the patient can switch to a maintenance program at home.
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Prescription pain medications. For debilitating pain or severe flare-ups, short-term use of prescription medications may be advised. Common types include narcotics, also known as painkillers or opioids, which work by preventing pain signals from reaching the brain; and muscle relaxants, which typically work as a sedative for the neuromuscular system.
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Injections. Several spinal injection options are available to block spinal pain. For example, an epidural steroid injection typically delivers a steroid medication in or near the pain source to reduce pain. Injections tend to provide varying amounts of short-term relief and are not considered a good long-term solution.
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Cognitive behavioral therapy. A therapist can teach new and better ways to think about challenges. For example, a patient might be able to increase his or her ability to follow a doctor’s treatment plan by becoming more aware of negative thoughts and instead focusing on the positives.
Commonly, more than one treatment is needed to help manage upper back pain. For example, medications might be needed when the pain first starts, but over time the medications might be phased out in favor of physical therapy or other treatments to manage ongoing chronic pain.
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Re: Upper Back Pain

Post by Feather on Sat 10 Mar 2018, 09:22

Thank you for your comprehensive post re physical pain.Do you have a similar answer to mental pain caused by anxiety/depression? I'm talking about the severe sadness of old age, grief, loneliness and monotony.I'm already aware of all the usual treatments, not one of which has helped me in the slightest. Antidepressants stop working after a time and have hideous side effects. Counselling is non-existent or unreliable in this area. Are you a miracle worker as that's what you would need to be in my case?



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Re: Upper Back Pain

Post by Kitkat on Sat 10 Mar 2018, 16:14

Hello lovely Feather.  wave   happyheart  Please excuse me for butting in here ... (I don't know whether or not you will get an answer from our new member SaranSai - Welcome to the forum, by the way, Saransai  Very Happy  )) ... but I just wanted to send you (Feather) a big (((HUG))) and to let you know that I am thinking of you - and so wish that we lived a bit nearer to one another, so that you could just pop in anytime for a cuppa and a cheery chat.   hug

Feather wrote:Do you have a similar answer to mental pain caused by anxiety/depression? I'm talking about the severe sadness of old age, grief, loneliness and monotony.I'm already aware of all the usual treatments, not one of which has helped me in the slightest. Antidepressants stop working after a time and have hideous side effects. Counselling is non-existent or unreliable in this area.

It makes me so sad to know that you are suffering so, and I feel so helpless in not being able to just drop in for tea and a chat, and maybe go for a stroll along the beach with you and your darling little Chica ... but you do know of course that I am just a phone call (or tap) away and you'll always find me here at the other end with a friendly ear or tap back, whatever time of the day or night it be. Failing that, I have had a look round, and found something to keep you occupied for a little while - a bit of reading material for you to trawl through and hopefully find some of it helpful in some way.  If nothing else, it'll be a bit of a distraction, something to put your mind to when you're feeling low...
You have to promise me now that you will at least check out some of these places - and let me know how you get on. judge  

study

https://friendsinneed.co.uk/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/depression-help-groups/

http://www.dealingwithdepression.co.uk/forum.php

https://patient.info/forums/discuss/browse/depression-683

https://www.hopetocope.com/community/

https://www.depression-chat-rooms.org/

http://anxietyforum.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?12-Depression-Forum


For now, much love and huggy hugs from me.  xxxxx

Meanwhile - Happy Reading! happyheart

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