If those treatments don't work, patients can talk to their doctors about possible medications, like ibuprofen or other muscle relaxants.
Those suffering from chronic lower back pain can try a variety of potential treatment options including yoga, Tai chi, rehabilitation, acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction or progressive relaxation, the study said.
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Patients with chronic lower back pain can also try electromyography biofeedback, which involves a machine that helps sense muscle tension and release it, researchers reported. Additional options include low-level laser therapy, operant therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and spinal manipulation.
If the treatments are not effective, patients can always discuss stronger options, like prescription drugs, with their doctor.