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Pain, whether in the back, joints, or head, is something we all want to get rid of as quickly as possible. Severe pain is particularly debilitating. It’s all the more understandable if you want to use pain medication during acute phases to alleviate back pain. There’s generally nothing wrong with that – if you have agreed this with your physician and you keep some important aspects in mind.

 

Pain medication is justified in treating back problems: in cases of severe pain in particular, it provides relief and helps you get on with everyday life. Plus, it can prevent you from adopting an incorrect posture – because you think it may help you relieve the pain. Furthermore, pain medication can help you get active again – and that’s very important in many cases of back pain.

 

As with other joint pain, the following applies to back pain: pain medication often only helps relieve the symptom, not the cause. In order to be free from pain in the long term, your problems needs to be treated comprehensively.

Bauerfeind´s back therapy - treatment to combat pain

“Anti-pain therapy” is one of five modules of Bauerfeind’s back therapy. If you want to find out more about comprehensive back therapy and the other modules, you can find all the information here:

 

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Pain medication: a measure with side effects

Like all medication, pain medication impacts your body. The fact that it can usually be bought without a prescription doesn’t mean you can take it without giving it careful thought. A quick look at the package insert is enough to give you an overview of the possible side effects.

 

However, you don’t have to do completely without pain medication in cases of back pain. But make sure that you use it purposefully – after consulting your physician: for example only during short phases of acute, severe pain, and then just the smallest possible dose.

 

And remember that pain medication can give you a false sense of security: the fact that the pain has temporarily disappeared doesn’t mean your back has fully recovered. Drugs aren’t a permanent solution to relieve pain in the long run – a comprehensive treatment concept is needed where other medical products can be used:

Supports and orthoses to help with back pain

But the good news is that pain medication isn’t the only option to treat back pain. Depending on the situation and symptoms, other medical products are recommended that are also effective, such as supports and orthoses. Your physician can prescribe these to complement or support your treatment options.

Supports and orthoses help with back pain. They alleviate symptoms and protect your body without side effects.


Susanne Gramatté
Specialist in Orthopedics, Chiropractor, Pain Therapist

Orthopedic aids

  • relieve your back
  • alleviate pain
  • prevent incorrect posture
  • help you stay active
  • promote a healthy posture

 

 

 

Bauerfeind’s supports and orthoses have been designed to be particularly comfortable, making them suitable for everyday use – and they have significantly fewer side effects than pain medication. That’s why they’re perfect – based on medical experts’ recommendations – both for acute pain in the short term and in the mid to long term for your overall treatment.

65% [of those using back supports/orthoses] can reduce their consumption of medication.*


*Source: Results from the representative survey conducted by the Allensbach Institute for Public Opinion Research on behalf of eurocom e.V.: Link

Get a prescription for support!

Speak to your physician about multimodal back therapy and discuss which support or orthosis is suitable for you. So you can prepare effectively for this talk, we’ve compiled a checklist for you.

 

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Bauerfeind supports and orthoses

Would you like to know more about our back supports and orthoses as well as their effectiveness? Find out here what’s special about them and how they can alleviate your problems.

 

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This online advice gives an initial insight into this area of expertise, and suggests selected medical diagnosis and treatment options. Even though the details are scientifically substantiated, we do not claim that all information is complete or that all schools of thought are represented. All contents, in particular those about diagnostics and treatment options (texts, images, graphs, etc.), are understood as non-binding support for the treatment that must be chosen by a physician or specialist. This online advice is no substitute for the necessary personal medical history and its overall assessment by a physician / a professionally trained and qualified specialist, considering ongoing treatment, if applicable.