The cry for back pain relief is heard every day by hundreds of healthcare professionals. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical attention. In addition, it is one of the main causes of missed work days. Before determining the most effective treatment for your back pain, it is necessary to obtain an accurate diagnosis. This process often becomes a trial and error, particularly if the root cause was not acute injury or is undetectable through routine diagnostic methods.
For many people with ongoing back pain, finding relief seems to be out of the question. In many cases, daily activities are difficult at best, and a good night’s sleep is out of the question. When every movement hurts to some degree, it’s hard to push through the pain to have any type of normalcy in life. That’s why many people who suffer from serious back injuries or chronic back pain withdraw and may actually become depressed.
There are some simple things that you can do to reduce the amount of stress on the back. For instance, make sure your mattress is supportive without being too firm; lack of sleep only adds to the intensity of the pain. A mattress doesn’t have to be “hard” to give good support. Some people find relief if a special pillow designed to wedge between the knees is used when they’re sleeping on their sides. Also, make sure your head pillow fits your sleep style. Some pillows are designed specifically for sleeping on your side, stomach, or back.
Other back pain relief measures includeusing correct ergonomics, especially when operating a computer. The type of office chair you use can be crucial in controlling back pain. Take frequent breaks to stand up and stretch, at least hourly, to avoid muscles cramping up from positional tension. Additional back pain relief can be obtained through massage and physical therapy.
Back Pain Treatments
If you have back pain, resting it is recommended. Avoid activities that cause pain or may have caused the injury and begin cold compressiontreatments as soon as possible.
There are healing tools that can help treat your back pain and speed up the healing process so you can reduce your pain and get back to daily life.Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ (BFST®) will promote blood flow to heal your injury faster and more completely than any other methods available.