6 Ways To Treat Back Pain At Home
- Keep Moving: As tempting as it is to stay in bed until the pain passes, research has shown this is not good for you. The body is meant to move and after the first few days of the injury or onset of pain, you need to get up and move around. When I worked in the hospital, this was the number one thing the doctors insisted on.
- Heat In Moderation: Your doctor will probably tell you to apply ice to your back for the first 24-48 hours, and after that, to apply heat. If you apply heat with a heating pad, a hot bath or other process, you can relax and loosen up your muscles. Remember the “20 on and 20 off” rule so you do not burn yourself.
- Get A Massage: Hopefully you have someone who can give your muscles a nice rubdown while you relax. If not, many a masseuse will make house calls for a reasonable rate. A good massage can loosen up those tight muscles which will lessen the pain and spams you may be experiencing.
- Take Two Aspirin: After I told my doctor I felt my prescription pain meds were not doing anything for my pain, he said to try taking just two OTC pain relievers. Because I have stomach issues, I take Ibuprofen, but check with your doctor as to which pain reliever would work best for you.
- Strengthening: Once your injury has abated enough to allow exercise, you should ask your doctor or therapist to recommend some strengthening exercises. Any exercises which will strengthen your core are great for your back. Think of your core like the trunk of a tree and when you keep the trunk muscles strong, the tree will stand tall!
- Stretching: One of the best things I found to relieve my pain was to stretch my back. Not only does this stretch those sore muscles, but when done correctly, it can align the spine as well. One product which I found worked best for me in stretching my spine was the SpineDok
. This all natural and holistic treatment takes just 5 minutes a day for you to feel relief from back pain.
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Do you suffer from back pain and if so, what do you find helpful in relieving your pain?