Strategies To Help Back Pain

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke recommends several strategies to help ease back pain when it flares up:

  • Don't take the pain lying down. While it may be tempting to stay in bed, doing so can make the pain worse over time and actually reduce flexibility and muscle tone, not to mention increase the risk of depression. It might also raise the risk that you will develop blood clots in your legs.

  • Treat the pain. Using hot or cold packs and over-the-counter pain medications won't cure the problem, but they can help make the pain more tolerable. Check with your doctor to make sure any medications you choose are appropriate and safe for you.

  • Strengthen your body. While it might not be advisable to hit the gym when you are suffering with severe back pain, your doctor may be able to give you a list of exercises that can help you maintain and build muscle strength and help ease the pain.

  • Seek out a great chiropractor. These professionals can help you safely work past pain and teach you exercises to improve your mobility and flexibility.

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