How Is Waist Pain Treated?

The frontline treatment for Waist Pain which is caused due to overuse and excessive strain can be remedied by taking adequate rest and staying away from activities that may exacerbate the pain like repeated twisting, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, or pulling. If possible, taking a few days off
from work can also be helpful in treating Waist Pain. Apart from rest there are certain other methods for treating Waist Pain which will be prescribed by the treating physician depending on the cause of the pain.

Some of the treatments prescribed by physicians to treat Waist Pain are as follows:

Medications: There are medications available to treat Waist Pain which is caused due to muscle spasms in the form of muscle relaxants and medications like baclofen or valium. If the pain is caused due to herniated disc medications like tramadol or Cymbalta can be helpful. Apart from this antiinflammatory medications are also helpful for Waist Pain caused due to nerve injury or muscle spasms.  

Application of Heat: Application of heat and ice also helps tremendously in treating Waist Pain.
One can apply heat to the affected region alternating by ice for 15 t 20 minutes two to three times a day till the pain subsides.

Injections: If the above treatments are not effective in treating Waist Pain then the physician may prescribe steroid injections for pain relief and decrease inflammation of
the nerve.

Massage: Massaging the affected area may also be very helpful for treating Waist Pain.
This can be easily done at home and easily treats pain caused by overuse or sprain of the muscles in the waist area.

Physical Therapy for Waist Pain: This is prescribed for those patients who have a proven diagnosis of a herniated disc that is responsible for their Waist Pain. The patient is referred to a physical therapist who formulates the best set of exercises which can relieve Waist Pain. Some of the exercises done for pain relief can be mechanical traction or muscle balance therapy. The mechanical traction is designed for stretching the back and has shown to be quite helpful in treating Waist Pain. To do this exercise, the patient has to lie on a table which has the traction device and use it as instructed. Muscle balancing therapy is also a set of back exercises which stretch the back and help relieve pressure on the nerves thus helping with Waist Pain.

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Some studies have suggested that utilizing a spinal cord stimulator device can help immensely with Waist Pain but the problem with this is to get it authorized by the insurance as it is only authorized after all available conservative treatments including physical therapy and traction have failed to produce the desired result.

Ultrasound: This is a novel technique for relieving pain in which sound waves are passed through the affected region for pain relief. These waves help in improving circulation and relieve pressure and tension in the muscles.

Acupuncture: This is an alternative way of treating Waist Pain. Recent studies have shown that this technique has been quite useful in reliving Waist Pain.

In case if a person is suffering from Waist Pain due to pregnancy then this in more cases than not resolves once the baby is born.
In cases of renal calculus causing Waist Pain then the physician will first treat the calculus before going to the pain but in most cases with removal of the stone there is complete resolution of the Waist Pain.

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