A sore back can be the result of many causes: failed back surgery, scar tissue, mowing the grass, playing tennis, and others. Muscle strain of the erector spinae, which provides support for the spine, is the most common cause of a sore back. Any sudden stress such as a sports injury, an awkward fall, using the back muscles improperly to lift a heavy object, or overworking a poorly conditioned muscle can result in a sore back.
Exercising and strengthening the supporting muscles of the back and abdomen are the best defenses against a sore back. Weak or debilitated muscles contribute to the potential of having a sore back from performing menial tasks. A few minutes a day will make a difference in the response of the back muscles to stressors. Keep in mind, however, that it may take weeks just to get the pain of a sore back under control.
It is often necessary for persistent sore back pain to be treated by a physical therapist. Physical therapy may be passive, including Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ and cold compression therapy. Passive physical therapy is generally the method used to get the pain under control and enhance the healing process. Once the pain is controlled, active physical therapy teaches patients which exercises are most effective in stabilizing the spine and preventing future episodes of sore back.
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.