How Can I Get Rid of Back Pain?

December 10, 2013

Almost everyone in their lifetime will suffer from mild to acute back pain. This can happen in the upper back close to the neck, the mid-back, or the lower back. Severe pain or constant, aching pain is more commonly found in the lower back.

If you are currently suffering from back pain, you don’t have to resign yourself to live with it forever. By reading this article, you can find out ways to reduce or even eliminate your back pain so you can get back to the activities that you love most.

Home Treatments

There are many over-the-counter and homeopathic treatments that are recommended for back pain, but which ones really work?

Rest

If the back pain you have is relatively recent, the muscles might just be sore or tight from usage. If you lie down, try sleeping on your side to ease your back pain. If that doesn’t work, you can also try sleeping with a small pillow between your legs to relieve some of the stress that is on your back.

Stretching and Good Posture

Because so many people work at computers and at desks for long periods of time, your back might be tired from constantly being hunched over. To help, make sure that you have good posture while you sit at your desk and take regular stretch breaks to alleviate some of the stress that gets put on your back.

Heat and Cold

If the previous methods did not work for you, applying a heating pad, or ice for an acute injury, might help to reduce or eliminate the pain.

For Chronic Back Pain, See a Professional

If your back pain has lasted for five days or longer, you should have a professional take a look at it. At Ogden Chiropractic, we promote musculoskeletal and nerve health with gentle and safe adjustments to your spine. Call us today at (801)-337-1657!

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