There’s nothing like chronic back pain to stop you from doing your work and from getting those errands done. Some people experience different levels of back pain from a variety of reasons such as over working, sports-related injury, or even just a wrong turn or move when getting up from a chair or bending forward to pick-up something. Of course if you have been suffering from back pain Dubai physiotherapy clinics can be a good place to start to get the right treatment. This doesn’t mean that you cannot supplement your professional treatment with some home remedies that could help you manage or relieve your back pain.
Put a Cold Pack on the Affected Area
Ice is a good way to relieve your back pain during the first 24-48 hours. That’s because it is effective in reducing inflammation that might be causing the pain you feel.
Put a Hot Compress
Most people would think that heat feels good on the affected area of their back, however, during the first 24-48 hours, use the ice treatment first and then after that, you can switch to a hot compress treatment. No matter which treatment you use, it is important to remember that you should take a break after about 20 minutes and take off the ice pack or warm compress to give your skin a break.
Do Simple Stretches and Keep Moving
Just like the rest of our body, our spine is also meant to move so if you start feeling pain on your back, that means your body is giving you a signal to start doing some stretches and walking or short exercises to relieve tension in the affected area. Sitting for long periods, for example, or staying in one position for several hours will definitely cause some strain on your back. Don’t forget to stand up or stretch every 30 minutes if you are working in front of a computer or move for about 5 minutes for every hour you are sitting down.
Skip the High Heels
If you have been experiencing lower back pain, you should also try to look at your wardrobe, specifically your shoes. For women, wearing high heels fro prolonged periods of time have been proven to cause not only knee or joint points but also chronic back pain or posture problems. Only wear your high heels when necessary and it is better to put them away in your closet for a while in order to help relieve your back pain.
For some people, they don’t see the direct connection of smoking to back pain. However, smoking has been proven to increase the risk of osteoporosis, therefore weakening the bones and affecting the spine. According to recent research, smokers are more prone to back pain than non-smokers.
Watch You Weight
The body has a great way of communicating to us what’s wrong—through pain! So, if you are suffering from back pain, you should also check your lifestyle and eating habits. Putting on too much weight also affects the spine and your posture and therefore can cause significant stress on your bones, joints, and back.
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