Back Pain Treatment

September 28, 2011 Back Pain

Looking for Back Pain Treatment? Depending on how specific your back pain is, and how severe or chronic, your GP can suggest possible treatments. However, some easy, basic measures are here to help ease your sore neck and back.

  • Stay Active, resist the temptation to crawl back into bed. Maintaining your daily activities is important, and if you can partake in gentle exercises such as swimming, this can strengthen the muscles in your back whilst your body is supported by the water. Top Tip: Instead of swimming breaststroke (which can strain your neck and back further), try swim crawling whilst side breathing.
  • Hot or Cold Packs can help reduce pain. Whether you buy a pack from the pharmacy or use ice/frozen peas wrapped in a towel, ensure you do not apply ice directly to your back as this could cause damage to your skin.
  • Painkillers, such as paracetamol or anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen can help relieve back pain and allow you to carry on with your life. If your back pain is severe, your GP can prescribe you stronger painkillers.
  • Physiotherapy may aid you in your bad back treatment, along with chiropractic work or osteopathy which normally consist of between 6-12 weeks of posture training, massage, specific exercise routines and spinal manipulation and mobilisation techniques.
  • Support yourself and use an orthopaedic chair that is designed to support your lower back. Remember your posture at all times, whether standing or sitting and listen to your body!
Remember, back pain can generally be treated, but in the meantime don’t stress out too much and remember to keep active and be aware of your posture. Sit up, look sharp!

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