Have you being dealing with lower back pain? Have you tried your best to find solution to it but to no avail? If you are in this category then you need to pay clear attention, because in this article I am going to reveal to you the various ways and methods you must follow to get rid of lower back pain and relief yourself from the pain associated with it.
However, thousands of people all over the world are suffering from discomfort and pain in the lower back, but that doesn’t mean that you have to welcome it into your life without a fight. Whether it is from an injury, illness or old age, lower back pain can be mitigated and eradicated with the right knowledge and care.
But if your back pain is severe or persists for more than a week, then you are highly advised to see your health care provider or doctor for diagnosis and proffering possible solution.
So not to waste much of your time, I have stipulated six ways to get rid of lower back pain. They are as follows:
1. Find Out What is Causing the Pain
The first thing you have to do is to find out the actual cause of the pain at your lower back. Most lower back pain goes away after some few weeks. But, if your back pain, however, persists for more than two weeks, then you advised to see a specialist or doctor to diagnose the pain. Lower back pain is commonly referred to pain in the lower back, widely diffused.
Lower back pain is usually not spinal pain or pain in the spinal muscles. However, lower back pain can be caused by the following factors, which include Aging, Arthritis, Herniated disk, Compression fractures, Illness, such as scoliosis.
But, if you are unsure about what is actually causing your lower back pain, or you think any of the above conditions may be manifesting in lower back pain, then you are advised to see your doctor or physician. A doctor will be able to prescribe pain killers and pain relievers that can ease the discomfort while helping you devise a physical rehabilitation routine.
2. You Need to Have Enough Rest
You use your lower back muscles directly while bending forward and backward, and also indirectly, while exercising and moving around. Although your lower back muscles are strong, they require enough rest.
Let consider this, maybe, you might have injured your lower back while sleeping. There are few things you can do to ease the lower back pain you are experiencing while sleeping. To ease the pain you have to sleep on your side. Try sleeping with a small pillow tucked between your legs. A small pillow will give your lower back extra support by straightening out the legs while you sleep.
However, consider switching to a medium-firm mattress. According to some sources, a medium-firm mattress may put the least stress on your lower back.
3. Treat the Pain with Ice
Treating the pain with ice is another beautiful method that you can use to get rid of lower back pain. Ice helps constrict the blood vessels underneath the skin, dulling pain and easing swelling. If you want to use ice on your lower back, there are a number of ways medical practitioners have advised patience to always follow. They are as follows: First, use an ice-towel. Secondly, wet a towel with cool water, wring out most of the moisture and place into a plastic bag. Put the bag into the freezer for 15 to 30 minutes, remove towel from bag, and place over lower back.
You can use a homemade ice-pack. Put one pound (0.45 kg) of ice into a plastic bag. Then Pour in just enough water into the bag to cover the ice. Squeeze excess air from the bag, seal it, and apply to your lower back. You can also use a homemade slush pack. Mix three cups of water and one cup of denatured alcohol into a freezer bag. Wait until slush forms, but before it becomes completely frozen, remove, and apply to lower back.
4. Treat the Pain with Heat
Treating the symptom with heat is another way of getting rid of our lower back pain. Heat can also be an effective source of comfort and pain relief for lower back pain. For effective temperature therapy, try alternating between heat and cold treatments. Use moist heat on the lower back for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Moist heat such as baths, steams and heat packs tends to work better than dry heat. So, purchase and use an all-day heat wrap, available at many pharmacist shops. However, try not to fall asleep with an electrical heating pad on. Set your heating pad to low or medium. Don’t ever set the heating pad too high, and please try and set an alarm if you think you may fall asleep while the heating pad is still on.
5. Walk Around
Walking around is part of exercise and doing so at the right time can help to get rid of lower back pain. If you can, walk around for a good hour on the treadmill, or outdoors, where there are natural inclines and declines. Please don’t push yourself, and stop whenever there is significant pain. Walking is considered by some doctors to be “the best exercise” for back pain, as it promotes healthy circulation and naturally strengthens the lower back muscles.
6. Relieve Yourself from Physical and Emotional Stress or Depression
Try to remove as many stress and depression from your life as soon as possible. In addition to simply feeling better, stress reduction might help your ability to recover from lower back pain. However, scientific studies and research have shown that people who are depressed or stressed up may have a harder time recovering from lower back pain, which in turn makes them more depressed. So, it is advisable you avoid stress and depression if you sincerely want to get rid of lower back pain.
If you follow these tips that I have stipulated above, then you will be able to get rid of lower back pain and free yourself from pain.
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