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Treatment for Low Back Pain
  • vipmedicalgroup.com

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  • The treatment for low back pain varies depending
    on the patient and the cause of the back pain.
    There are homemade remedies, medicinal remedies
    and in very rare cases surgery. The low back pain
    should not prevent you from exercising or doing
    your daily activities for fear of feeling pain.
    When one exercises they are helping in
    maintaining the health of the ligaments, muscles,
    joints and spinal discs.

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  • The effectiveness of the treatment being
    administered depends on the patients diagnosis.
    For some patients, one mode of treatment might
    work effectively while another patient might
    require a combination of two or more types of
    treatment in order for the pain to be reduced or
    eliminated.

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Self-Care for Low Back Pain
  • There are some treatment procedures that can be
    performed at home in order to effectively
    eliminate low back pain. Homemade remedies are
    ideal for acute or mild back pains mostly but can
    also be used in severe back pains to relieve or
    minimize the pain for a short while.

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  • The method of administering the treatment can be
    changed or alternated based on the individual's
    preference or needs since they are the ones
    administering it on themselves.

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  • The most common treatment is taking a break.
    Keeping off or avoiding all activities that are
    strenuous for a while. The break should only last
    a couple of days then resume some of the routine
    activities since being inactive or taking a bed
    rest makes the healing process much tougher as
    compared to when an individual is active.

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  • Avoid all activities that might cause a strain on
    your back or put you in a position that causes
    pain to the back. The routine activities should
    be modified in a way that makes it less strenuous
    on your back. For instance, the duration of time
    spent sitting and standing should be balanced to
    ensure the back doesnt suffer from too much time
    spent sitting or standing.

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Heat/ice therapy
  • The heat therapy can be from taking a hot bath or
    placing a bottle of hot water or electric padding
    on the lower back to ease the tension on the
    muscles in addition to improving the blood flow.

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  • Chemicals and adhesive heat wraps can also be
    used in place of the hot water bottle. When the
    blood flow is increased results in oxygen and
    nutrients being brought to the muscles which help
    them in healing and remaining healthy.

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  • If the cause of the low back pain is inflammation
    then a cold or ice packs can be placed on the
    ailing part to minimize the level of swelling.
    The hot and cold packs should never be placed
    directly to the skin but rather placed after
    being covered with a piece of cloth to protect
    the skin from damage.

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Benefits of Heat Therapy for Lower Back Pain
  • When applied before indulging in an activity the
    heat therapy will help in relaxing the muscles
    which will, in turn, facilitate more mobility and
    flexibility. When the ice pack is placed on the
    ailing part after completing an activity it helps
    in minimizing the chances of the area getting
    irritated or swollen from the exercise.

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Treatment for Low Back Pain
  • https//www.vipmedicalgroup.com/
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