Did you know that disorders of the spine, and if you are unable to relieve back pain, are the leading cause of disability among workers? Did you know that disorders of the spine are the leading cause for most surgeries? And did you know that those who experience back pain and do nothing to rehabilitate it, you are very likely to get another one in the next three years?
By now you might be becoming more conscious about your spine’s health. You are probably becoming more sensitive to the little pain in your back, which you have been experiencing over the years. It means more than just a sign of fatigue and stress, it might be a back injury to your muscle, or worse, your spine. And, now, you are about to PANIC!
But wait, before you do, let us look at this more objectively and try to approach this systematically.
Identify and Relieve Back Pain
Based on the cause, back pain can be grouped into two: neuropathic and nociceptive. Neuropathic pain is due to nerve damage while nociceptive is caused by ailment not within the nervous system. There are people who experience a mixture of those pain.
Back pain can also be chronic or acute. Chronic pain lasts for a long time; it is described as a tingling or numbing sensation, a deep ache in an area of the back or coursing through the legs. This is not healed by standard medical interventions since it may be from a past injury or ongoing nerve damage. On the other hand, acute pain is described as a sharp pain, usually intermittent, but vary in severity. This is usually felt on the lower back and in worst cases, with treatment can lasts for 6 to 8 weeks.
So, now that you know more about the pain, let’s talk about how you can provide back relief at home.
Relieve Back Pain NOW!
Here are some tips to do that:
1. Get some rest, try to limit your movement.
2. For the pain, you can take pain-relievers like acetaminophen.
3. Position your spine properly even while you are sitting, standing or lying down. For sleeping, use a firm mattress to provide a good support for your back.
4. Use a heating pad to relieve back pain. Heat can help increase blood flow to tissues that are inflamed.
5. Massages help relieve back pain.
6. Muscle stretching can retrain back muscles to strengthen them.
For back injury treatment, it is important that you consult your physician. Once you determine the cause, you might one to try using an inversion table, to rehabilitate your back, it is convenient, and is widely known to be effective!