To be able to stop back and spine pain you first of all need to know what is causing the pain, whether it is bone related, or a muscle strain. Not knowing the true cause can lead to the wrong treatment, and can lengthen the recovery period. Once the cause has been determined by a medical professional, you can then see about treating the symptoms, knowing what is likely to help your condition, and which treatments are likely to do more harm than good.
This means that you do need to see your doctor to get your spinal pain diagnosed by a professional, unless you are very certain what the cause is, like moving heavy boxes around, and pulling a back muscle as a result. If you suffer back problems because of improper lifting, a back brace is highly recommended.
Potential Causes of Back and Spine Pain
Because there are various causes of spine and back pain, there are various treatments too, with pain relievers being recommended by some doctors, or anti-inflammatories being used to reduce the amount of inflammation. Although in the past bed rest used to be recommended for back pain, studies have shown that it actually benefits the back to keep moving, within certain parameters.
Many people suffer from back problems simply because their bed mattress is not as firm as it needs to be to maintain your spine straight. Although a simple fix, a bed mattress is quite expensive. A mattress topper can be a smart alternative you think your back pain might be caused by an outdated mattress.
For pulled muscles and tendons which are causing the back and spine pain, the treatment of ice is strongly recommended, icing for 10 – 15 minutes every hour (except when you are sleeping). This should be for …