Introduction:Here is a list of things to do when you have hurt your back. Hopefully, this list will help you in learning how to relieve your back pain and heal quickly.
Take it easy. If you have hurt your back, you will probably be in a lot of pain and not feel like doing much anyway. Be very careful not to do anything that may make your back pain any worse.
You should avoid lifting. Also, avoid bending, twisting, stooping and such. It is also good to limit the amount of time that you spend on your feet.
Standing for long lengths of time could really bother your back. This is also true for sitting, and for walking. Split things up.
For the first couple of days, though, really take it easy. Take some kind of ibuprofen to help relieve your back pain.
If you are in a lot of pain from hurting your back, be sure to see a doctor as soon as possible. A doctor can better diagnose your problem than you can.
Do not take back injuries lightly. It is good to see a doctor, because they can give you a prescription that can help you that would be much better to relieve your back pain than just plain ibuprofen.
You can always choose between seeing any doctor of your choice or going to some sort of an outpatient emergency care facility. These places are growing steadily in all major locations. Only go to the emergency room for your back injury if you feel that it is totally necessary to do so.
You should put ice on your injured back for the first 48 hours to help relieve your back pain. Do not use the ice for long intervals. Twenty minutes at a time should be sufficient. This should really help with any back pain and/or swelling, and make you much more comfortable.
There are many different kinds of ice packs, ice wraps, etc. Just use whichever one that you prefer. Never lay on the ice. Put the ice on top of you instead to relieve your back pain.
You can also use ointments, sprays, or gels. Some examples for these would be products like icy hot, mineral ice, and max-freeze. These items should always be kept on hand for any emergencies, and they can be used for much more than back injuries.
After the initial 48 hours from having a back injury or flare up, you can use either heat or ice. Feel free to use whichever is more comfortable at the time. Also, watch your intervals. Do not use heat or ice packs for any long periods at a time. Twenty minutes should be fine.
Do not use ointments, sprays, or gels along with the heat or ice packs. These 2 just do not mix. There are even sprays that spray at any angle, so you do not have to worry about getting someone to help you to spray it on. Roll-on medications are also quite effective and easy enough for you to use to relieve some of your back pain.
Back injuries are quite common. Most back injuries turn out to be only sprains or strains. Even back sprains and back strains can be extremely painful. They can also take over a month to heal.
Consider going to a Physical Therapist for physical therapy. They can help pinpoint your back problem, and they can also help treat it. A Physical Therapist can teach you some really great exercises that will help relieve your back pain.
Do not take measures into your own hands and just start doing your own stretching, bending, and such. Learn the correct and most effective exercises that you can do, and do them. This will help you to return to your old self much quicker and easier, and with less back pain.
As always, take good care of yourself, because nobody else will. Always consult a doctor, and read all instructions on products before using.
This is such a great list. Another h5!
Great advice. Physical therapy really does help. I have back and neck problems.
all steps are clear, simple, and to the point.H5
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It is very important to take it easy. Nice list!
Wonderful guidelines. Thanks for sharing.
Another h5 for your great list.
Ice every night lately. Good list
Great advice. Back pain is the worst!
Agree with goodselfme - good to see you back here. Good topic to reignite your lists. HI5
Good tips - thanks.
good, mostly common sense list! H5
Good advice for an injured back. H5
These are certainly good recommendations to anyone who has hurt their back. So good to see you writing h5 lists again!
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