Not every pain or ache requires you to rush to the ER or call your doctor but if it does then definitely go ASAP! However, if your back pain does not require medical attention like you feel you over exerted the muscles you can perform a few actions at home to help relieve your pain. The common treatments include bed rest, pain remedies, cold or hot pads, massage and relaxation.
Sometimes when we pull or strain the muscles, pain relievers can help reduce the pain. Common over-the-counter medicines include ibuprofen or aspirin, Please read the labels, if you have a health condition that prevents you from using either of these, seek medical attention.
Alternating with cold and hot packs work well but remember to keep them on no longer than 20 minutes at a time. Both can be purchased from your local drug store. You can also make your own cold pack by placing water in a freezer bag and adding some of that muscle ache rubbing alcohol, seal the bag and place it inside of another freezer bag (to reduce leaking) then put it in the freezer. It is a good idea to make these ahead of time therefore you always have them on hand.
If you muscles are tight, you may benefit from a massage. If someone you know is willing to give you a massage, ask him or her to rub the area gently. Otherwise, you may find local massage therapists in your area, which offer affordable treatment. If the massage increases your pain, ask the person to stop. You may need medical treatment. Seek medical help first.
You can also relax the back if your muscles are tense. Relaxation promotes wellness, since the muscles can rest from over-exertion.
To avoid complicating common back pains you should move around at least 20 minutes each day. Throughout the day we sit, lie on the back, stand, walk, etc., which all applies gravity pressure to the spine. We can learn proper sitting techniques to avoid complicating common back pain.
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Overall, to help minimize back pain you should:
- Avoid sitting for long hours
- Walk around in intervals if you have a job that requires you to sit for long hours
- Stretch daily
Common back stress can be reduced, yet if you try remedies at home or at work and the remedies fail, you may need to seek medical advice.
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