Low Back Pain (cont.)
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Experts divide low back pain into two categories:
Treatment for acute low back pain
Learn about the first aid steps you can take when you first get back pain, such as using heat or ice, taking medicine, and not resting too much.
Sometimes acute low back pain lasts longer than a few days, even after you try first aid steps. In such a case, you might add another treatment, such as manual therapy or stronger pain medicine.
Treatment for chronic low back pain
If you have chronic back pain, one type of treatment by itself doesn't always stop your pain. Spinal manipulation can work to relieve low back pain. Other treatments can too.
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