Proven Techniques For Lower Back Pain
All anyone needs to do is walk
down an aisle in a drugstore to see how many products exist for
lower back pain relief. As one might guess, there are so
many products available to buy today because there are so many
people suffering from lower back pain. The amount of people
living with lower back pain is staggering. It’s one of the most
common complaints doctors deal with every day, in every
doctor’s office and hospital. Everyone is looking for ways to find relief for the
lower back pain they experience.
It’s no wonder they are, either. Lower back pain can affect
every aspect of a person’s life. Sitting, standing, laying
down… all of those things and more can be made more difficult
and infinitely more uncomfortable if you have an injured back.
People wind up tired, cranky and in overall poor shape if they
can’t get the rest and relaxation they need. Poor rest means
poor immune systems which results in increased sickness. Truly,
lower back pain and everything it causes is a huge problem that
needs to be addressed.
Where can someone find lower back pain relief? As was stated
earlier, drugstores usually have a wide assortment of products
that promise relief but do they work? The answer is yes and no.
It really depends on the type of injury you have that is
causing your lower back pain.
If you have a strain, heat tends to work very well. You can
purchase disposable heat wraps that instantly activate the
second the package is opened. Many of those kinds of heat wraps
come with little pieces of Velcro or a cloth that can stick to
itself that can be used to hold the heat wrap in place. That is
especially handy if you need to be on the go while receiving a
heat treatment. If you don’t want something that is disposable,
you can purchase regular heat wraps or make one yourself. A
sock, stuffed with uncooked white rice, and tied at the end
makes an excellent heat wrap when placed in the microwave for
several minutes first.
Of course, medications can also work, especially if your
pain is particularly intense. You might want to limit taking
the pain medication to just before bed if you have to be able
to drive during the day or otherwise have to function. Some
medications can make a person rather dizzy or tired so it’s
always best to play it safe when looking for lower back pain
Ultimately, the best relief is to avoid getting injured in
the first place. Keep your back muscles strong through
stretches and exercises. Use proper techniques for bending and
lifting at all times. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or use
tools such as dollies or belts that offer lower back support if
you’re moving something heavy. After all, you won’t need lower
back pain relief if you can avoid getting injured to begin