Conservative Management of Back Pain

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There are conservative care options to treat back pain such as pain medications, back brace, bed rest, physical therapy and antiresorptive medications.
Dr. Georgiy Brusovanik, Spine Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains if pain is lasting for 24 hours, the patient needs a diagnosis. Narcotics have no place in treating back pain, because they can cause addiction.
Dr. Brusovanik affirms new medications can help prevent degeneration and can lead to tissue healing.

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THERE ARE CONSERVATIVES CARE SURGERIES, AND EVERYBODY WANTS TO AVOID THE “S” WORD.> PAIN MEDICATIONS ARE ONLY GREAT FOR 12 HOURS TO 24 HOURS. IF IT LASTS LONGER, I TELL MY PATIENTS, YOU NEED A DIAGNOSIS. NARCOTICS HAVE NO PLACE IN TREATING BACK PAIN.
SOMEONE WITH BACK PAIN WHO BEGINS TAKING NARCOTICS IS AT A HIGH RISK OF BEING ADDICTED. THAT PAIN ISN’T GOING TO GO AWAY ON ITS OWN, AND A PATIENT IS NEVER GOING TO HAVE A DAY WHERE THEY SAY, TODAY I FEEL LIKE BEING IN PAIN. I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE MY PAIN PILLS. THAT IS A VERY DANGEROUS HABIT. > THE NEXT ONE IS A BACK BRACE, PHYSICAL THERAPY, BED REST. AND ANOTHER THING. > RED FLAGS ALWAYS GO UP WHEN I HEAR STEM CELLS. THEY ARE LIKE BABIES, ARE THEY GING TO BE GOOD GUYS OR BAD GUYS? BUT WHAT CAN DRIVE TISSUE TO HEAL OR SLOW DOWN REGENERATION IS NOW AVAILABLE, AND A GREAT.
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