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Archive for June, 2011
Back pain if often a sign of injury related to your spine, muscles and other soft tissues. It could disrupt your work, routine and daily activities. Fortunately those who suffer from back pain, it doesn’t usually last long. Most last from few days to few weeks. If it does last for several months, you should consult a doctor since it could be a more serious injury.
Below are some popular methods used for lower back pain relief.
Most people think rest is best for painful back. But regular exercise relieves the pain by strengthening and stretching the muscles. You can walk short distances, stretch, ride a stationary bicycle and swim.
2. Lose Weight
Losing weight can help relieve your back pain. Being overweight can make the aches get worse. You can get your muscles in shape and improve you posture when sitting or standing. If your head is not in line with your body, it is like having 15 pounds of weight constantly pulling you forward.
3. Heating pads and Ice packs
You can apply an ice pack over injured area for up to 20 minutes several times a day. If that doesn’t relieve pain after 2 or 3 days, try a heat pack. This will relax the muscles and increase blood flow.
4. Massage Therapy
Studies show massage therapy is very effective for relieving pain due to muscle spasms. This will improve circulation which helps alleviate the soreness and helps muscles move without pain.
5. Water Therapy
Hydrotherapy for back pain relieves pain by loosening the muscles and ridding the body of toxins that produce pain and inflammation. The buoyancy of water supports you weight, allowing greater range of motion when it’s too painful to exercise on land. Also, the water temperature should be warm enough to relax the muscles. Warm baths are great for relieving pain as well.