April 30, 2017
9 Things To Keep In Mind To Treat Your Back Pain
If you’re anything like me, you try to solve your own problems with little fanfare or inconvenience to others around you. And, as a last resort, you may break down and go to see your doctor.
In the case of back pain, there are a few things to keep in mind if you have the misfortune of having to deal with it.
In most cases the pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time – it could be caused by a pulled muscle or as a result of having slept in a more unusual position.
1. Most people worldwide will experience back pain during their lifetime
In these cases – 98 per cent, according to research – people recover reasonably quickly, and many do so without treatment. Some people experience repeat episodes, which can be distressing, but again these are rarely dangerous.
2. You rarely need a scan and it can do more harm than good
3. Avoid bedrest, stay in work and gradually resume normal activities
4. You should not fear bending or lifting
5. Exercise and activity reduce and prevent back pain
6. Painkillers will not speed up your recovery
7. Surgery is rarely needed
8. Get good quality sleep
The original article goes into a lot more detail in each of these points. So head over there and have a read.
9. Don’t panic if you’re not able to get relief fast enough. In many cases, stress can actually make you feel even worse. In most cases, back pain is usually the result of a strain of an already weak muscle.
If you’re sedentary and pretty inactive, it doesn’t take much to feel a twinge here or there.