I have not asked you to call. I was trying to review the MRI report to see if there was any specific intervention
that would be appropriate.
Without the MRI report, the best that can be done would be some general interventions that can be tried for back pain from a variety of causes.
It may help to use an oral anti-inflammatory drug, not only because of the effect on relief of inflammation, but also because of a direct analgesic
It also can help ease chronic back pain to use medicines that suppress the firing of the nerves carrying the pain message. The most commonly used medicines include certain anticonvulsants, such as gabapentin or pregabalin, and certain antidepressants
, such as amitriptyline or duloxetine.Physical therapy
interventions also can help many different causes of back pain. Some of these can be done at home, such as local application of ice and moist heat, stretching, or massage, but there are also certain modalities that require being seen by a Physical Therapist.
If you can attach the MRI report, then there also may be interventions that may be considered for the specific findings on the MRI report.