People suffer from back pain and it can be short-lived, with a few days of discomfort to weeks and months of pain with little understanding of ways to prevent it returning and what action you should take.
The first port of call is your doctor, if you have had backache for more than 3 days in a row; if you are having the odd twinge here and there, the recommended time to wait is around 6 weeks and if it hasn’t cleared up visit your GP.
What Remedies Are Available For Back Pain
There are many reasons why you are suffering from back pain and the individual cause of the pain might never be found. However, there are many options to help elevate the pain and stop it from returning.
- If you opt for taking anti-inflammatory drugs then it is important not to take them longer than the recommendations on the packet. If you are still in pain, go and seek medical help and advice.
- The advice for resting is wrong, people need to move about as much as possible if they have back problems, because this releases the tension in the back and can help to strengthen the muscles.
- Strengthening your core muscles is important for allowing the body to hold the correct posture. Posture or at least poor posture is often the reason for back problems. This is true for sitting in the same position for long periods; it puts pressure on the back and can be just one reason for the pain.
- As always in my case my weight is often part of the diagnosis, if I lost weight then I wouldn’t have the pain, but until then I am not happy to suffer.
- Improving flexibility helps to release the pain in the back and this is just another reason why I need to push yoga and make it a part of my daily routines.
- I have noticed that when it is hot outside I apply ice to everything, but now the temperature is dropping I opt for the heat option and both do work.
What Causes Back Pain
There are many causes of back pain and it is one of those difficult things to find the exact cause of the problem. However, one interesting area of study is the connection between people suffering from back pain and depression.
I can see the connection as a sufferer of both, depression can make you less likely to want to get up and move around and this can have a negative impact on your flexibility, core muscles and exercise in general.
Getting help for the depression might have a positive impact on your overall health and improve any pain associated with your back .It can be feeling better and moving more, reducing the pressure and reducing the pain.
An interesting fact which, many people might disagree with is, If you are a smoker you are at a higher risk of suffering from back pain. The reason for this is unclear, but it might be an idea if you try to reduce smoking to see if it has a positive effect on the pain in your back.
It is important to remember that if you have had back pain on and off for a few weeks, that you get it checked out by your doctor, they might be able to refer you to a specialist or to a pain management clinic.
Therefore, if you are suffering from back pain, and you are looking for remedies that can help manage the pain, it is interesting to notice that most of the remedies involve moving, exercising and improving your overall health.