Lower back pain is a modern epidemic that affects as many as 40% of us at some point in our lives. That means that there’s an almost 50% chance that you might have to deal with it at some point – if you aren’t already. So today I want to share with you some useful tips on how to treat lower back pain at home.
But what are the causes of lower back pain? As it turns out the pain is just a symptom that can be caused by several skeletal or muscular problems such as sprains, strains or herniated discs just to name a few. So even if you’re experiencing only a mild pain in your lower back, the best thing you can do is to visit your doctor. If the pain is so intense that you literally can’t leave the house, here are a few tips on how to treat it at home.
The most important thing is to keep moving. If you lie down in bed, chances are your muscles will strain and freeze up which will only make the pain worse. So remember, don’t be inactive. Cold and hot compress can also help to reduce swelling and speed up muscle tissue regeneration so use it until the discomfort disappears. And if you can’t get rid of the pain any other way, you can always use pain medication until you get to the doctor.
As with any health-related problem, the smartest thing to do is to try and prevent lower back pain in the first place. Make sure you exercise enough and give up unhealthy habits such as smoking. It’s also a great idea to arrange your office and your home so that it does not add stress or strain to your muscles. Remember, it’s much easier to prevent lower back pain than to deal with it when it manifests.
Cavakia Therlonge is a Miami personal trainer for people seeking body transformation in 12 weeks or less. When he’s not in the gym helping people reshape their bodies in positive ways, he blogs on various topics of human interest