Lower back pain can be very agonizing. The pain can make you feel helpless and can irritate a person to no end. Relief can be in site. You just have to know to deal with it. Back pain can be caused by many things. Maybe you slept wrong the night before. Or you could have pulled a muscle moving a heavy object. The pain can arrive several weeks after having moved a heavy object. Or what about sitting all day for hours on end at a computer? The back pain may be caused by frequent inactivity.
Whatever the cause of your discomfort, you can begin to relieve the pain with some self treatment. You may wish to pop a few Tylenol or Advil(both registered trademarks) or other painkillers to dull the pain. This may even help by keeping any inflammation down. Just be sure to follow the directions on the package and do not take more than recommended, unless under the direction of your doctor.
A person may wish to try heat or ice to make the back feel better. This can be done several ways. You may wish to take a hot shower to relax away the pain. A heating pad often works well too.
Icy Hot is a great way to relieve the pain and then relax it away. The cream goes on icy to dull the pain and then switches to heat to relax your muscles. The only thing with this cream is that it gets extremely hot. And if you do not wash your hands well enough and get it into your eyes or an open cut by accident, it burns.
If ice is your vice, you can either fill a Ziploc bag with ice and wrap it in a towel. Or you could place a wet towel in the freezer for a few minutes, then place it on your back.
Walking may relieve the pain. Exercise keeps the blood flowing to your back and walking is a great low impact way to do this. Start with short walks and build up your time. Even walking a block or so a day can help greatly. According to neurosurgeon Austin, doing the right exercise and workouts will certainly allow you to get rid of the agony that you get from your lower back pain.
Strengthening your core muscles is a great way to improve you back’s health. There are a variety of exercises that can do this. Try doing crunches to get your abs their strongest. Lift up (like you are doing a regular crunch) and twist to work your obliques. Or lay on your stomach and lift one leg at a time about an inch off the floor to really work your lower back.
Doing all of these will greatly improve your back pain. Within a few weeks of self treatment your back should be feeling back to its normal self. If within a few weeks no relief is felt, consult your physician for his services.