What is the best treatment for low back pain?

Centro de la columna Vertebral: July 24, 2018

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What is the best treatment for low back pain?

The best treatment for low back pain is one that comprehensively contemplates patient’s state of health. Various techniques and medications can be used, but the most important thing is to apply them in a personalized manner. This time we are going to tell you more about the different treatments for this condition.

What is lumbago?

Lumbago is pain or discomfort in the lower back: located between the last lower rib and the buttocks area. This pain is chronic and can radiate down the legs. At the end of this post you will find more information about the causes of this condition.

Pharmacological treatments


Theuse of analgesics is the first option for many doctors, as 95% of the cases are due to non-specific causes and only a smaller percentage is due to degenerative diseases. Furthermore, if you are young (30-40 years old) it is very likely that a general practitioner will prescribe paracetamol or ibuprofen and make recommendations about your posture. In a consultation with a specialist, other aspects are evaluated, such as mobility arches and neurological exploration


Steroid medication also works as an anti-inflammatory but are applied directly to the epidural space of the spine. They are used in cases that do not respond to regular medication, exercise and changes in a patient's daily habits.

Non-pharmacological treatments

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation

Physical therapy (which can consist of massage and guided isometric exercises) is effective in combating low back pain in many cases. Along with changes in postural hygiene, it helps to strengthen the muscles of the back and reduces or eliminates symptoms within 4-6 weeks

Heat/Cold therapy

Cold helps to deflate the tissues, while heat promotes lymphatic action and improves blood circulation. There are even special devices that generate cold or heat that physiotherapists use as a complement to their treatment.

The Ovando Sanders© method

The Ovando Sanders© Method is a treatment for low back pain with proven results. It includes a comprehensive combination of the above treatments, as well as the use of ozone therapy, which improves the oxygenation of the tissues surrounding the spine.

CCV: the best treatment for low back pain

Do not hesitate to approach our specialists of the Centro de la Columna Vertebral. They can design the best low back pain treatment for your particular case.

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"The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691".

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