Back pain can be a dull, never-ending ache to a sudden, sharp, intense pain. Back pain can come on suddenly and last for only a few days, or can last a few weeks. If you experience back pain that continues on for an extended period of time (over three months), or even years, it is called is called chronic back pain.
Taking over-the-counter pain relied medications may help some pains, but generally, the root cause of the pain must be identified and healed, or the pain may persist and become worse. Usually, staying in bed only increases the pain.
What You Notice
You’ll usually first feel back pain just after you lift a heavy object, move suddenly, sit in one position for a long time, or have an injury or accident. Acute low back pain is most often caused by a sudden injury to the muscles, ligaments, bones, and nerves in the spine. (Medline Plus 2010)
What It Feels Like
• Tingling and an prickling or burning sensations
• Sharp shooting pains
• Dull persistent aching
• Throbbing and burning
• Shaking and limb weakness
• Intense leg pain
• Inability to bend or lift
• Pain or discomfort sitting for extended periods
What To Do
Apply heat or ice to the painful area, stop normal activity and strain on the area to reduce inflammation. You may want to take over-the-counter pain relievers if you have no allergies to them, including ibuprofen, acetaminophen. When lying, rest on your side in a curled up position holding a pillow. Bed rest in not prescribed for back pain and may make it worse. Make an appointment with office for Laser Wave Therapy to relieve immediate symptoms of inflammation.
Sleeping on the side with the knees elevated or forward helps relieve pressure on the back. (below) Curling the legs around a knee pillow, and pulling upwards may help relieve pain and nerve pinching that causes some back pain.
Sleeping on the side with the knees elevated or forward helps relieve pressure on the back. Curling the legs around a knee pillow, and pulling upwards may help relieve pain and nerve pinching that causes some back pain.
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