Back pain is one of our most common problems and it can be really painful. But to both alleviate and effectively prevent new problems is not difficult. Doing this right is very important to get worse problems. Here you will find all the tips.
Although back pain can hurt a lot and in fact for many is the worst pain you have experienced, it is rarely dangerous. The trouble often arises when you strain your back or lift incorrectly. Such activity should be able to cope with a well-trained back, but if you are untrained or have injuries, back pain often occurs.
1. MOVE YOURSELF WITH THE PAIN
In the past, it was thought that one would rest his back. It has turned out to be completely wrong. Back pain is very rarely due to an injury but is often caused by the nerves hooking up. If you move, you reduce the pain, have a shorter time and prevent new back pain.
SBU, the State’s preparation for medical evaluation, which has the task of evaluating which treatment is effective means that A and O in back pain are to remain mobile. From a pure point of view, it is better to take painkillers and keep them going than not to move.
2. Alleviate the pain
More than drugs are available to relieve the acute pain:
A heating pad, hot shower or sauna can soothe.
The EMS stimulator causes the muscles to relax.
Tens is electrical pain relief and can often have a good effect on back pain.
2.1 SUPPORT FOR THE LOWER
When sitting, it can be nice to have support for the lower back. You can easily create this with a rolled up towel or a pillow. Often it feels better to stand or lie down than to sit.
2.2 LINING POSITION FOR BACKGROUND
A nice position to rest in is to lie on the floor with the legs of a stool, chair or pillows. This often causes the pain to disappear while in the position
2.3 TEMPUR IS THE RIGHT MATTRESS
Tempur is a good mattress for back pain. It allows the body to rest naturally, relax and relieve the back. The mattress molds to the body and the heavier parts, e.g. hips, sinking down.
This means that you rest in an anatomically correct way in the best way for your back. This is restful for the back and can be very soothing for back pain.
3. PREVENT NEW BACK Pain
In fact, preventing new back pain is by no means impossible for many. On the contrary, there are usually very good opportunities. When you have just been hurt, you should take the chance while the motivation is on top.
It is especially important to exercise regularly. Nothing has as much impact when it comes to preventing back pain. In very many cases, this is enough for you to suffer a lot less infrequently and get clearly less hassle you still get back pain.
Take at least one walk three days a week. Another good exercise is swimming, Nordic walking and cycling. Visit a gym and get instructions on how to train your muscles in your back, legs and abdomen.
3.2 LIFT IN THE RIGHT WAY
Heavy lifting is one of the most common causes of back pain. By lifting properly, you prevent problems. A common mistake many people make and which can cause back pain is to twist and lift at the same time. This can cause great back injury.
To lift correctly, do the following:
Stand close to what you need to lift.
Bend your knees.
Take a firm grip on the object.
Lift straight up without turning in a smooth motion.
Keep what you lift close to your body.
Move to the place where the object is to be placed.
Bend your knees as you set the item down.
3.3 RIGHT ATTITUDE IS IMPORTANT
If you have problems with your back, it is important to look at your posture. Bad posture increases the risk of suffering from back pain. Badly healed shoulders, knees and head are lowered. It loads the spine.
A good posture avoids unnecessary stress:
Keep your feet apart.
Keep your knees straight.
Kept the chin slightly retracted.
The shoulders should be backwards.
Check your posture during the day and correct it.
3.4 SMOKING DAMAGES BACK
Smoking not only damages the lung and heart and causes cancer but also damages the back. Nicotine blocks the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the discs in the spine. It leads to degeneration. In addition, if you need to operate for disbrock, smokers recover more slowly and some heal very badly or incompletely.
For back problems, one should therefore stop smoking as soon as possible.
4. WHEN TO CONTACT HEALTHCARE?
If you need advice, you can contact the Healthcare Advisory around the clock. The health counseling service is run by all county councils and Apoteket AB and is specially designed to advise if you need to seek care and how.
Otherwise, the Care Guide, Stockholm County Council provides the following information for situations where you should contact the health care:
4.1. If you are pregnant and have problems with your back, you should talk to my midwife.
4.2. Contact a health care center if you do not get better after two to three weeks, are 55 years or older and have not previously had back pain or have been treated for cancer or osteoporosis.
4.3. Emergency care should be contacted if a child under 18 has a lot of pain, you do not feel pissed or kissed, you have numbness around the rectum and genitals, you have numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs, you are wobbly and do not know where you have feet or get acute pain after an accident.