back pain

Back pain relief

Lower back pain relief can be achieved in a variety of ways, but firstly it
is important to get an accurate diagnosis for your particular ailment, so
that lower back pain relief can be correctly administered. A doctor will usually
arrange for an MRI scan to detect the actual cause of your back pain.

In many cases lower back pain will be caused by a muscle spasm, this
can be caused by many reasons such as- sitting at a desk for several hours every
day, sleeping on an old or non supporting mattress. Even stress and tension can
lead to problems. In cases such as these lower back pain relief can usually be
obtained by over the counter medication such as aspirin, Tylenol, naproxen, ketoprofen, and ibuprofen. These medications will help to reduce pain and swelling.

In more serious instances back pain can be due to an injury to the spine,
usually caused by an accident, or perhaps by lifting and twisting at the same
time. In many cases an injury to the spine will result in a herniated disc which
in turn can lead to more serious lower back pain symptoms such as sciatica or
spinal stenosis, however, although these conditions may cause considerable
discomfort, lower back pain relief can again be obtained fairly easily.

If a lower back injury is recent, you may need a day or two of rest, however
rest for lower back pain is now known not to be a cure, as rest can cause the
muscles to become stiff, and will add to your recovery time. It is strongly
advised to get up and walk, even if it’s for just a few minutes, at least once
every hour.

Although over the counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory treatments
help ease the pain, they should not be taken over a long period of time, as they
can cause other health problems, such as stomach ulcers, and in certain
medications, addiction. A preferred option for lower lower back pain relief is
exercise.

Exercises are one of the most important self treatments for lower back pain
relief. Exercises that are specific for your particular lower back pain symptom
will usually give you fast relief as they strengthen the core muscles that
support the spine, improve the flexibility in the spine and improve posture. Non
impact aerobic exercise also have many benefits, but the focus should be
on exercises that are safe, if you are unsure always consult a professional back
pain adviser.

Stretching exercises will also help in your quest for lower back pain relief.
Stretching should be carried out slowly, concentrating on the lower back, hips,
quadriceps and hamstrings. Stretching exercises will naturally cause pain, but
this should be pain from the muscle being stretched, if you feel pain in any
other areas you should immediately stop, but if done correctly stretching should
increase your flexibility in the region of 20% within the first month and reduce
lower back pain considerably.

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Paul Osborne is the executive editor of http://lowerbackpainrelief.org a website dedicated to helping people find effective, natural and rapid lower back pain relief.

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