Are you suffering from back pain that’s stopping you from enjoying your favorite activities because you’re in so much pain?
Unfortunately, around 80% of adults experience back pain at some point, so it’s not uncommon.
Many methods of back pain relief people opt for, like pain meds, aren’t always safe or long-term solutions and the problem can often end up worse or sticking around for a long time.
However, there are ways you can get back pain relief fast using natural methods that aren’t dangerous or involve scary and expensive procedures.
Read on to discover the best methods for you to get fast relief from your annoying back pain and return to your favorite activities!
Ice And Heat Therapy
Ice and heat are popular natural pain relief tools that some of our patients opt for when they’re seeking fast relief at home.
These are both treatments that are easily accessible and can be applied quickly to the problem area of your back.
Ice is generally used to reduce swelling which can be common in back pain sufferers, but it can also be used to block nerve signals from sending the feeling of pain to your brain, creating a numbing effect.
To use ice effectively, apply for 15 at a time, and be sure to take regular breaks between applications to protect your skin.
Heat therapy is generally used to loosen tight muscles and reduce back pain symptoms.
To use heat effectively, apply something like a hot water bottle or heating pad to the problem area for 20 minutes
Although you may have been told in the past to rest when you have back pain, inactivity can often make it worse.
Gentle exercise is a great way to keep moving when you have back pain so that you don’t stiffen up and add the issue of seized-up joints to your back pain.
The best low-impact exercise you can do if you have back pain is walking or swimming, but it’s important to note that you should do these exercises little and often, building up the intensity over time until your back is feeling better.
And it’s even more important that if your back pain is too intense to do any sort of exercise or move around, we would recommend that you seek professional help from a physical therapist like us or your doctor.
The Correct Mattress
Using the correct mattress could provide you with back pain relief almost immediately!
Your current mattress may not be the right one to fully support your body while you sleep.
If your mattress is too soft, your body can sink into it, causing your posture to become imbalanced while you’re sleeping contributing to your back pain.
If your mattress is too hard, you could be putting unnecessary pressure on joints in your body while you sleep leaving you with that stiff achy feeling when you wake up in the morning.
Memory foam options work great because they mold around your body and are better at returning to their original shape quicker than other materials. Taking into account your lifestyle, weight, and sleep position helps narrow down the type of mattress that’s suited just for you!
Correcting Your Posture
One of the best ways to relieve back pain is to correct your posture.
Postural deficiencies can contribute to back pain, and addressing these issues directly can often lead to improved back health. It might be difficult at first, but with the right technique and training your body can learn better alignment and balance.
Keeping your back straight, shoulders back and neck in line with your spine helps reduce back pain and is an example of a good posture.
You should also endeavor to stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. This allows the body to move more freely and absorb its environment without strain from additional stress on the back.
Physical therapists, like ours at mPower Physical Therapy, are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of back pain, meaning they have a unique insight into how to tackle the problem.
Through their individualized approach to tailoring treatments, physical therapists can bring back pain sufferers back to easier mobility and improved quality of life.
Exercise programs implemented by these healthcare professionals have been found to be effective at reducing back pain problems, for both short and long terms success; even those who suffer from chronic back pain have had significant positive experiences when engaging in physical therapy treatment plans.
Keep reading to find out how we can put an end to your back pain for good!
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Speak To A Lower Back Pain Specialist
If you prefer to speak to someone, we are here for you!
At mPower Physical Therapy in Dallas, you can get help from back pain specialists that have helped thousands of people say no to medication, injections and surgery, and yes to a better night’s sleep and a life without pain.
You can arrange a free discovery visit by completing our simple webform or calling us on (214) 538-2559. In this discovery visit, you can come to our clinic, meet our team, and get the answers you need so you can decide for yourself the best way forward.
More Help For Back Pain Sufferers
Listen to one of our Podcasts such as Are you Looking for Back Pain Solutions that Last? or Why Injections Will Not Work For Your Back Pain
Or read one of our Blogs such as Natural Pain Relief For Sore Muscles or Treatment For Stiff Joints In The Morning And After Sitting