Lower back pain is a common problem that frequently makes patients visit the doctor. People experience lower back pain at some point or another in their lives. Eight out of every 10 people suffer from lower back pain. Even after treatments or exercise routines begin, it may take weeks to get relief from lower back pain.
The precise cause of lower back pain may be unclear and it may not necessarily be a serious disease. Treatments with painkillers are recommended to treat common lower back pain. However, chronic pain may need extensive treatments and consultation with an expert. Inflammation of joints may be another cause of lower back pain.
Treatments and Remedies for Lower Back Pain
Medication: Patients of lower back pain often use pain relief medications as treatments. Taking painkillers regularly can be among good short-term treatments. Intake of 1,000 milligrams of paracetamol four times daily is recommended. Patients can also try anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen or naproxen for pain relief as short term or SOS treatments.
Ice Packs: These simple home remedies are helpful in providing relief from back pain. Ice reduces pain as well as swelling. Applying ice packs for around 20 to 30 minutes after every three to four hours is among recommended treatments. Continue using these ice pack remedies for two to three days until relief from pain becomes apparent.
Exercise: If possible, exercise can be helpful in lower back pain treatments. Performing normal activities and walking around the home are good remedies. Simple exercise can be helpful as treatments, but patients should avoid strenuous activities. Exercise regularly or daily to keep the back healthy and strong.
Massage: A useful remedy to get relief from back pain, massage treatments improve the circulation of blood in the body. It relaxes the body and reduces pain by rubbing soft tissues. Patients suffering from back pain usually prefer massage therapies as treatments. Massages and exercise also reduce depression and anxiety.
Heat: Application of heat on the back is among the useful remedies for getting relief from back pain. Patients can use a hot water bottle or a heating pad for applying heat as treatments. These heat application treatments should begin two to three days after ice pack treatments, never together. Soaking the back in a hot water bath is also among the effective remedies.
Acupuncture and Biofeedback: Acupuncture is one of the effective remedies that provide relief. It is a therapy based on Chinese traditional medication. In these remedies, thin needles are inserted at various points of the affected part of body. Similarly, biofeedback is among remedies for providing relief from lower back pain.
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