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Back to basics: Relieving back pain

Most people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Treatment for back pain varies depending on how long you have had the pain, how severe the pain is, and your individual needs and preferences. By following these helpful tips, some simple changes can make a huge impact on your day-to-day comfort:

1. Keep moving

People who remain active are more likely to recover from back pain quicker. Although this may be difficult at first if the pain is severe, try to move around as soon as you can and aim to do a little more each day. Activity can range from walking around the house to walking to the shops.

 2. PainkillersBack to basics: Relieving back pain

Paracetamol is often one of the first medications recommended for back pain,  although some people find non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such  as ibuprofen, more effective. A stronger painkiller, such as codeine, is also an  option.


3. Correct your posture

Back to basics: Relieving back painGood posture is essential in avoiding the distressing pain or discomfort caused by back problems. A riser recliner can ensure you are correctly supported along all points of your body. The Recliner Factory’s riser recliner range distributes your weight evenly so that there is less pressure on your back, joints and muscles.  The ability to adjust your sitting position will also help to prevent stiffness and gives you the independence to stand easily which will counter the temptation to remain seated for long periods of time.

4. Hot and cold treatments

Some people find that heat – for example, a hot bath or a hot water bottle placed on the affected area helps ease the pain. Cold treatments, such as an ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables, placed on the painful area can also be effective.

 Back to basics: Relieving back pain5. Relax and stay positive 

Trying to relax is a crucial part of easing the pain because muscle tension caused  by worrying about your condition may make things worse. Although it can be  difficult, it’s also important to stay optimistic and recognize that your pain should  get better because people who manage to stay positive despite their pain tend to  recover quicker.

6. Change your sleeping position

Changing your sleeping position can take some of the strain off your back and ease the pain. You may want to consider buying an Adjustable bed, which can ensure you are correctly supported along all points of your body, allowing you to ease your discomfort and enjoy a good night’s sleep.

7. ExerciseBack to basics: Relieving back pain

Try to address the causes of your back pain to prevent further episodes. Common causes include being overweight, poor posture and stress. Regular exercise and being active on a daily basis will help keep your back strong and healthy. The important thing is to choose an enjoyable activity that you can benefit from without feeling pain.

For further information on back pain described by the NHS please follow on through here.

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