Lower Back Pain – Quick Pain Relief Remedies
You’ll often hear a lot of people complaining about lower back pain. It is quite a common problem yet most people do not really know how to deal with it. If you want to know what causes lower back pain, this article is a good read for you. As an added bonus, you will also learn some tips here on how to treat the symptoms.
Lower back pain can be caused by a number of factors. Sometimes back problems are quite common as you age because of the changes in your bone density, degeneration and arthritis. Though back pain can occur in just about any part of your back, lower back pain is the most common. Most of us have experienced LBP after lifting a heavy item. You know, you feel that sudden pain on your lower back? That is because lifting the heavy item might have caused strain on your muscles or compression on your joints or lumbar discs.
Lower Back Pain Symptoms
Pain in the lower back is the most common of back pain symptoms. The lower back pain may either radiate down to your leg or just be confined to your lower back. The pain may or may not go away after some time and rest; however, it can keep on recurring when you perform certain activities. Pain that is is more evident after prolonged sitting or standing can be a problem. The lower back pain may be associated with numbness in the leg, sciatica, making it difficult to stand up or walk.
Since pain in the lower back is often caused by muscle strain, the best relief from the pain is to rest your spine and see the extent of the injury. This will prevent further damage to your muscles and spine, and allow your muscles to not be injured further.
I frequently recommend putting a pillow between the knees while you are lying on one side. Or lying on your back with a pillow under both your knees to ease lower back pain.
Doing some lower back stretches can do wonders, too. (Like McKenzie exercises) One effective exercise requires you to lie down on your back on the floor or a firm bed. Then gently raise your knees up until they are above your stomach. Slowly spread your knees and grab the inside of your shins just below your knees. If you can reach for your ankles, that’s even better. While exhaling, bring your knees further out to the side. While doing this, you will feel your inner thigh stretching as your back relaxes. Stay in that position for a few minutes, continuously breathing slowly and smoothly. You may also try bringing one knee to your chest, then both and then each knee up towards the opposite shoulder.
You may have heard about traditional Chinese medicine. A lot of people resort to these centuries-old remedies to alleviate a lot of common ailments, including lower back pain. Some of the popular remedies for lower back pain are acupuncture, herbal remedies, massage techniques, and my favorite…chiropractic care.
Lower Back Pain Remedies
If you are industrious, and stubborn you may try to make a liniment out of common items that you can find in your pantry. Extract the juice from grated ginger. Then mix together equal parts of ginger juice extract and sesame oil. Next, heat the liquid mixture until warm. You may apply a small amount on the painful area and massage for a few minutes. This home-made liniment effectively stops the pain and aids in blood circulation. It is generally safe to apply several times a day.
Treating lower back pain on your own is not the best approach if the symptoms persist, it is still advisable to consult your chiropractor or physician to avoid further complications in case the injury is serious.. And if all else fails…a chiropractor in the Lakewood, Littleton and Denver area who has options such as spinal decompression, K-laser therapy, sports medicine treatments, computerized adjusting, spider-tech tape and spinal manipulation can be ‘just what the doctor ordered’ for lower back pain.
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