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Hold Your Life Together With Low Back Pain Treatment

Home treatments, faith and belief are the first steps in the treatment of low back pain. It's important to believe that becoming depressed and giving in to low back pain will not assist in the recovery, but perhaps even more importantly, always have faith in yourself.

Hold Your Life Together With Low Back Pain Treatment

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Talk is cheap, how good is bed rest? Bed rest is a treatment method that has unproven value, in general most experts suggest at the most two days of bed rest or decreased activity. If you are a suffer of sciatica, two or four days of bed rest may be necessary. Constant bed rest though will result in depression, blood clots of the legs, and the loss of muscle tone.

 The first treatment of low back pain is with the assumption the pain will go away on its own. That is unfortunatly not true.

 Many treatment methods are used, some are useful, others have little or questionable value, I have included some in this writing:

  - Although the reason for using ice and heat haven't been proven effective, but they aren't harmful. Remember, you don't have to feel pain with treatment, never use a heating pad on high or put ice in contact with your skin.

  - Hold your life together and never give in to pain, you should resume normal activities as soon as possible, don't try stretching or activities that could do more harm than good.

  - For pleasure and comfort try sleeping with a pillow between the knees while lying on one side or while lying on your place a pillow under your knees.

  - If you have acute low back pain, unfortunately low back exercises aren't suggested. Though if you have chronic low back pain, strengthening exercises will be helpful to return to normal activities and work.
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  - To hold your life together, using nonprescription medications may bring you success. Taking away all the risks, some medications have proved to be useful : Ibuprofens such as Advil, Nuprin, or Motrin are available and they are great for the short-term treatment of low back pain. Also Tylenol may be useful.
 Of course, talking with your doctor before using these medications may minimize the risk of ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding. 

  -  A bit of knowledge, topical agents such as deep-heating rubs aren't useful in treating low back pain.

  -  Muscle relaxants have little or no useful effects, their use may cause drowsiness. A muscle relaxant shouldn't be recommended as choice for medication.

  -  It is possible to have a better tomorrow using Opioid analgesics, they are used for pain control in acute low back pain. But there exists some serious side effect such as developing a dependence, sedation, decreased reaction time, nausea, clouded judgment, and constipation. There is no pie in the sky, their use does not speed recovery.

  -  To help hold your life together, oral steroids has benefits in treating acute sciatica

  -  A good choice to give life its quality again, is the spinal manipulation and chiropractic care. This type of treatment is generally safe and useful for acute low back pain. Acute injury  comes from lifting or moving the back into an awkward position. These types of injuries lasts no more than six weeks and will get better on its own. Unfortunately with chronic low back pain, the relief is only for a short period.

  -  Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation is electrical stimulation through surface electrodes. There is no sun without rain and as for acute low back pain this method has no proven benefit, but for chronic pain, there is still conflicting evidence regarding its usefulness as a treatment method.

  -  Why not using acupuncture as an option for treatment? You may be on the correct path, my research has revealed that positive results were achieved with it.

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 We just discussed here low back pain treatment as well as other back pains. I don't want you to take my word for it, I want doers. After reading these informations, try one treatment method, and continue until you find the one that works for you. Finally, if your pain persists, consult your physician.