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Treatment Options for Low Back Pain

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Almost everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. This pain can vary from mild to severe. It can be short-lived or long-lasting.

Treatment for low back pain focuses on relieving your symptoms. In many cases, a combination of treatments will help you to return to all the activities you want to do.

This video animation provides general information about the range of treatment options for low back pain, including medications, physical medicine, and surgery.

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Last Reviewed

January 2017

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