Home treatment of lower back pain: what works and what doesn’t?
by bennysmith
 Online Pain Doctors
Oct 10, 2018 | 79 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Lower back pain, no matter it’s the result of sports, accident or aging is unpleasant feeling which can cause us so much discomfort that it limits our daily activities, even such simple ones as getting out of bed or walk somewhere. That’s why it’s the best to find out the exact reasons of your back pain as soon as possible, in order to find the best back pain treatment options and learn about medical centers and doctors that specialize in back pain in your area.

Luckily back pain has the tendency to gradually heal or go away by itself but in the first painful period you may even need professional painkillers to get through the days. Your doctor can help decide on the best medication for you. We strongly advise everyone not to self-medicate especially when it comes to pain killers. Don’t forget, they won’t cure you and won’t erase the cause of the pain either.

Common symptoms of lower back pain:

Lower back pain would limit from certain movements, especially bending or do excessive movement. Some sorts of conditions would be quite painful especially in the beginning. If you feel electric pain in your lower back- upper thigh region than you are likely have herniated disk. If the pain builds up gradually, then the condition might be due to aging or sports.


Lower back pain therapy at home

Lower back pain can be treated at home up to a certain degree. First of all however, you need medical assistance and a screening to find out what exactly causes your issue because a great deal of your treatment depends on the exact reasons. Let’s see what works and what doesn’t work as home therapy.


What doesn’t work?

· Lying in bed or being immobile for long periods of time: staying immobile wouldn’t cure your back, in fact it would only make it feel worse. The reason is simple: our body is for using, especially for moving. Acting like a plant would not cure the spine it would only make it stiffen up and hurt even more when it comes to actual movements.

· Excessive use of painkillers: don’t forget, painkillers may numb you but would not bring resolution to the problem. Due to their highly addictive nature most doctors only prescribe painkillers when they are really necessary. Do not take heaps of non-prescribed painkillers.


What works?

· Keep on moving, either if it’s slower or more careful. Stretching exercises like hanging can do wonders with your back. Try to stick with sports which are good for the spine but not too overwhelming such as swimming, visiting sauna or do yoga or tai chi.


What is essential is to always be aware of your other conditions, before starting any sort of self treatment or home treatment (for instance sauna is great for stretching and blood circulation but it’s definitely not recommended for people who have blood circulation issues) and to always consult with a lower back pain specialist to see what treatment options fit you.


Read more: The Back Doctor

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