With so many lower back pain treatments available to you these days, it can be very hard to decide which one is best for you. The treatments options you decide to go for will vary depending on several factors such as, what's causing your pain, the amount of pain you have and if the lower back pain you are suffering is acute or chronic.
Lower back pain treatment will consist of prescribed medicine from your doctor and over the counter medicine, spinal manipulation and for some people even acupuncture can be a very effective treatment. In years gone by traction was used as a form of lower back pain treatment, however this has since proved to not be a good option.
If you're interested in other forms of treatment then our website will help you get some ideas, but for now we have listed below a few of the options open to you. It's advised that you go and see your doctor before trying any kind of treatment for lower back pain.
Get some rest.
One option is to try and rest. Try and strain from doing too much standing around for a few days until you feel that the pain has eased. A good method of resting is to lie down on your back and have a pillow placed under your knees, this will help in reducing the pain, and it can also help to lie on your side. If you decide to lie on your back it's advised to lie on a hard surface such as the floor. We also advise that you have a brief walk around the house every 1 to 2 hours. Do not remain in bed for more than a couple of days as you do not want to weaker your lower back muscles and therefore increase the risk of more pain.
Cold and Heat
Using cold and heat treatments will work for some individuals. Try taking a warm shower or apply a heat pack the affected area every couple of hours. Some people will prefer to try a cold ice pack or even switch between the two every few hours. Do not use these methods for more than 15 minutes at any given time.
Medication it's a good idea to also try ibuprofen, acetaminophen or naproxen to alleviate the pain.
It may sound like a stupid idea but exercising can be very effective in reducing the pain. Ask a professional which exercises are good for lower back muscles and your abdominals.
Acupuncture, therapeutic massage and manipulation by a qualified chiropractor can also help reduce lower back pain. You will want to do any of the above on a regular basis to make sure you get the full benefits.
So we have now given you some simple lower back pain treatment options. It's a good idea to try each of these treatments and find the ones that work best for yourself as some will work for you but not others.