Treatment Options – Non Surgical

For most people who have their first experience with low back pain, the main question that they often ask themselves is, "will I be able to get better without surgery?" Fortunately, the numbers are on your side. Over 95% of people who have back pain do not need surgery, and they should recover within a two month time frame. Unfortunately, getting better isn't always easy, and it can be very difficult to make sense of all the choices that are out there in terms of who to turn to when your back hurts. As with most things in life, the best place to start is with more education. In the following sections, we cover the topics of exercise and medications in the treatment of low back pain.