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Back Pain is one of the most common physical ailments. You can sprain your back while working in the yard or cleaning the house or your back might hurt from an old Sports injury or other medical condition such as Arthritis. The main symptom of back pain is an ache or pain anywhere in the back and sometimes down to the button and leg. 

While some back pain is only mild to moderate, severe back pain is when your pain is constant, intense, or worsens when resting or at night. If your back pain lasts longer than a few weeks, it's considered chronic and may require a tailored treatment plan.

There are several ways to reduce mild back pains at home and they include

PROPER SLEEP POSITION

When you have back pain, sleeping can be hard and a poor sleeping position can aggravate your pain by lying on your side. Place a pillow between your knees to keep your spine in a neutral position and relieve strain on your back. If you need to sleep on your back, slide a pillow under your knees. Be sure to sleep on a comfortably firm mattress.

GOOD POSTURE

Slouching is bad and can make your pain worse. if you sit for long periods or you work from home, don't slump over your keyboard. Sit upright, with your shoulders relaxed and your body supported against the back of your chair. Try putting a pillow or a rolled towel between your lower back and your seat. Keep your feet flat on the floor.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical Therapists will teach you how to sit, stand and move in a way that keeps you away from back pain and your body in proper alignment. Physical Therapy will increase your strength, flexibility, and endurance. The result from Physical Therapy is not magical, it takes time, but the result is always worth it as it gives lasting solutions. Don't rest an achy back. It's important to get up and slowly start moving again. Exercise is one of the most effective ways to relieve back pain quickly. Try swimming, walking, or doing Yoga.

ICE AND HEAT

Regular applications of ice to the painful areas on your back may help reduce pain and inflammation from an injury. Try this several times a day for up to 20 minutes each time. Wrap the ice pack in a thin towel to protect your skin. After a few days, switch to heat. Apply a heating pad or warm pack to help relax your muscles and increase blood flow to the affected area. You also can try warm baths to help with relaxation. Don't sleep on a heating pad to avoid burns and tissue damage.

Finally, please see your doctor as soon as possible If your back pain is accompanied by any of the following symptoms because you could be dealing with a more serious condition or injury: Bleeding, swelling or redness in the affected area, numbness, sudden weakness in the leg and also if your back pain is more than few days without any relief, please, see your doctor. 

 

 

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