Lower Back Pain Treatment
Back pain is a very common condition and generally improves within a few weeks or a few months.
Lower back pain is perhaps the most common form of back pain, and it can radiate to all areas of the back and neck and all the way down to the hips; lower back pain can also be felt in the feet. In most cases, the pain is not caused by anything serious and usually relieves itself over time.
There are many things that can be done to ease lower back pain, but sometimes those do not help and the pain remains; furthermore, if the pain is relieved, it can return in a moment’s notice.
When To Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Contact your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms in addition to lower back pain:
- Numbness or tingling in the genitals area, legs or buttocks
- Difficulty urinating
- Loss of the ability to control the operations of the bladder or bowel
- Chest pain
- High temperature (fever) at or above 38°C
- Unexplained weight loss
- Swelling or deformity on your back
- Pain after a serious accident that caused the back pain
These problems could indicate something more serious and require consultation by a nurse or physician.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
It is not always possible to identify the causes of back pain; in fact, in some cases, it might not be anything serious. In such cases, the pain usually originates in the joints, bones or soft tissues at or around the spine. Symptoms of lower back pain include the following:
- Pain improves or gets worse based on the position of the body.
- Sitting or lying down may alleviate pain.
- Pain gets worse when the body moves; (however, remember that movement is a medicine. If someone completely stops moving, it can aggravate the pain).
- Pain occurs when lifting something in an awkward position or sitting in poor posture.
- Pain may be caused by minor injuries, such as sprains (pulled ligaments) or strains (pulled muscles).
- Pain may be associated with feelings of stress.
- Pain usually begins to improve within a few weeks.
Treatment Of Lower Back Pain
When staying active, remember that mobility is a medicine. Moving your body is one of the most important things that can be done. Forget the old instructions that staying in bed is the best medicine for back pain. Remember that active people are more likely to rid back pain faster.
Consider using painkillers if the pain prevents you from living a normal life. Do not wait until completely painless before returning to work. Returning to work will help the return to a normal routines and may alleviate the pain.
Back Exercises and stretches
Performing simple exercises at home can help reduce back pain. This may include running at home as often as needed. Learn about training activities by watching YouTube videos.
Hot and Cold Therapy
Some people find that applying heat, for example, a hot bath, or cold, for example, a cold shower, can help to relieve back pain. Also, cold therapy products, such as ice packs or cold gels, used locally on painful areas can provide temporary relief. However, do not leave ice packs directly on the skin as it may cause cold burns. Wrap ice inside a fabric or safely apply a cold gel.
Relax And Stay Positive
Staying relaxed is a crucial part of alleviating back pain; the muscle tension caused from worrying about your condition may make things worse.
Soothing Relief With Cold Therapy
- Strains, sprains, sport injuries
- Haemorrhage and bruises
- Neck, shoulder and back pain
- Sciatica pain
- Stress pain, muscle tension
- Rheumatic pain
- Reducing swelling
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