back pain remedies

Many people are looking for easy back pain remedies, but it is hard for some patients to find what works for them, as both management and treatment depend on their history as well as the type and severity of their pain.

If you are suffering from backaches, here are four tips that will help relieve your symptoms and make your daily activities less troublesome and more enjoyable.

Back Pain Remedies

back pain remedies

1. Avoid being sedentary

Wanting to stay in bed when you’re having back pain is understandable but prolonged inactivity can delay or even worsen your symptoms. Staying active is often the best way to manage back pain. Simple exercises like walking and doing low-impact exercises can help a great deal as it helps bring oxygen to the soft tissues, which can help in reducing the symptoms.[1] Stretching can also help. However, you should know your limits and avoid strenuous activities. Over-exercising can exacerbate back pain. You can also try different movement therapies such as yoga, Pilates, or tai chi.

2. Release endorphins

Other than exercising, there are other ways to release endorphins. Acupuncture, deep breathing, eating dark chocolate, getting a massage, laughing (or even smiling), listening to your favourite music, and meditation are among them. [2]

3. Cold and/or heat therapy

Putting a cold and/or hot pack on the affected area can help a great deal in relieving your pain.

Cold pack reduces inflammation. It also prevents nerve spasms by slowing down the nerve impulses, so it acts like a local anaesthetic. Remember not to put ice directly on the skin (wrap it in a towel) to avoid ice burn. A cold pack should not be applied for more than 20 minutes at a time. [3]

Hot pack stimulates the blood flow and helps stretch the soft tissues around the spine, which can help increase flexibility and reduce stiffness. [4]

4. Get chiropractic care

Chiropractic treatment is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain using hands-on spinal adjustments. It is important to have yourself checked by a chiropractor as they can recommend a back pain programme that is right for your symptoms.

Visit us at Back Doctor Chiropractic Clinic in Chester or contact us through phone or E-mail for booking. You may also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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[1] http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/lower-back-pain/lower-back-pain-treatment
[2] http://www.spine-health.com/blog/6-overlooked-remedies-lower-back-pain-relief
[3] http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/heat-therapy-cold-therapy/ice-packs-back-pain-relief
[4] http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/heat-therapy-cold-therapy/benefits-heat-therapy-lower-back-pain

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