How To Deal With Back Pain & Injuries

Back pain can be caused by a variety of factors. You could have injured your back muscles while working out or lifting something heavy, but a common cause of back pain is poor posture when sitting or standing.

When you suffer from back pain, you might be stiff and find it difficult to get comfortable. Here are some ways to deal with your back pain and get back to normal.

Treating Lumbago

Lumbago, or lower back pain, is defined as pain that’s found in the lumbar area of the spine. You could also have restricted movement and the pain can spread. In some cases, the pain can be caused by the sciatic nerve, which also results in numbness, tingling, and pain that runs down the leg.

Lower back pain is very common and is often caused by lifting heavy objects or repetitive bending motions, such as lifting different objects for an extended period. People with physical jobs or who work out regularly are prone to this issue. It can also be caused by health problems or injuries.

Muscle strain in the back can be treated by physiotherapy and massages, which relaxes the back muscles and removes tension. Gentle stretching and exercise can also help with back problems, reducing stiffness and regaining your range of motion. You may also use painkillers for temporary relief, along with hot or cold compresses.

Improving Posture

Improving your posture can always do wonders to treat and prevent back pain. A common issue is neck strain due to people staring down at their phones or devices. Another issue that causes a lot of back pain is poor posture while working.

If you work at a desk, then poor posture can be a real problem for your back, neck, and shoulders. Your desk and monitors should be set up so that you can look straight ahead, rather than craning your neck downwards for hours at a time.

Not only that but your desk chair should be designed to support your back properly. Ergonomic chairs are ideal for this. Some people use standing desks so that they aren’t sat down for the whole workday. Sitting for long periods isn’t just bad for your back, but can cause cardiovascular problems. While working, make sure that you take regular breaks to stand up and walk around.

Medical Attention

Back problems are common and can often be remedied fairly easily, but they can also be a sign of something more serious than simple muscle strain. If you experience numbness or tingling, or if your back pain doesn’t get better, then you should see a doctor.

Back pain can be caused by nerve damage or spinal damage, which can lead to more severe problems. It could also be a result of an existing medical condition or prior injury that has gone untreated. Your doctor can look for hidden causes of your symptoms and prescribe medication or physiotherapy to help with your back pain.

Suffering from Lumbago? Otherwise known as lower back pain, Lumbago can cause all kinds of difficulty. That’s why the experts at Essex Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd are here to help. If you need assistance in getting back to full fitness, contact us today.

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