Living With Back Pain

Back Pain Relief For Common Back Aching Conditions

Are you tired of having back pain on and off? Well, back pain is a very common problem. 4 out of 5 people suffer from some or the other kind of back pain at certain point in their life. But the good news is back pain is curable mostly.

If it is an acute back pain, you can comfortably seek relief with in 3-4 days with over the counter medication. But, if it is chronic in nature and attacks you within short spans you have to take a very serious care of it, for it can have some really dangerous consequences. Over the counter medications will only give you momentary relief. The permanent back pain relief depends a lot on the cause and the severity of the pain. It depends on the condition of the causative agents. So, let’s find out some of the common causes as well as relief methods for of back pain one by one.

Muscle spasms/ Ligament stretch/ Stress or strain in the muscles:

You would definitely find it difficult to bear the pain of severe muscle spasms. But small spasms can be endured. The same is true with the strain or stress in the muscles. The more is the severity the more is the pain.

First of all, to get the relief of such a condition you would require some analgesic medicines to control the pain. After that you would require rest. Then, you would need to start mild exercise and make it a habit of your lifestyle. In these cases some other treatments but not the pain killers will also do. For instance, to manage the pain you can apply hot water bags to the area of spasms or sore muscles.

Old Age/herniated disc/slipped disc/stenosis:

All these problems have a common origin of pain- the nerve roots or the spinal cord protrusion. The best way to manage these problems is to do the exercises that have been recommended by your physiotherapist. All you need to do is take care that you don't expose your back to hard labor or any kind of stress till your back becomes strong enough. In a severe case, surgery may be required. Usually your doctor would go for an advanced form of surgery to fix the problem of your spine.