Tips For Back Pain

Tips On How To Prevent Back Pain

Until you can see the chiropractor here are some tips to help with the pain.

Maintain a healthy diet and weight.

Remain active—under the supervision of your doctor of chiropractic.

Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest.

Warm up or stretch before exercising or other physical activities, such as gardening.

Maintain proper posture.

Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.Sleep on a mattress of medium firmness to minimize any curve in your spine.

Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your body, and do not twist when lifting.

Quit smoking. Smoking impairs blood flow, resulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation to spinal tissues.

Work with your doctor of chiropractic to ensure that your computer workstation is ergonomically correct.

Manage Stress, in your life and your work.

Ice is a Very Effective Pain Reliever

Even with all the high tech medical options available, a simple ice application can still be one of the more effective, proven methods to treat a sore back or neck. Ice is typically most effective if it is applied soon after an injury occurs, or after any activity that causes pain or stiffness. Ice can also be very helpful in alleviating postoperative pain and discomfort. While applying any form of cold use ice, frozen peas, vetables, never use any cold pack not desinged for on on people. They can be colder then ice and cause injury to the body. Also, there is a 20/10 minute rule to the injured area no more then 20 min on and 10 min off. By combining chiropractic therapy with ice application is a nice alternative for pain relief.