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Note that in order to receive long-term, cause specific care for back pain, visiting a doctor or physiotherapist is necessary. A doctor might prescribe medications to relive acute symptoms and ask for an x-ray or scan to diagnose the root cause of back pain. A referral to a physiotherapist will be made in order to start exercises and pain-relief modalities to relieve back pain and other associated symptoms.
A physiotherapist uses modalities like TENS, IFT, or hot packs to relax the muscles of the back and reduce pain in the deep tissues. Alternative treatments used when the previous modalities become ineffective are dry needling, cupping, manual therapy or deep tissue massage. Once pain is under control, exercises to maintain mobility and improve muscle function are started.