Managing acute back pain or chronic back pain

I thought I would continue writing about managing acute back pain or chronic back pain after answering the question yesterday. To read the difference between chronic and acute back pain <== click the link

The Essence Of Getting Better

You can do a lot to help yourself feel better if you are suffering from back pain. If you find there are certain things that you can do, which do not aggravate your pain, then carry on and do them.

Without movement your joints slowly stiffen up, your muscles weaken, your circulation slows down and you become bored.

I have a rule that goes like this

“use it or lose it but don’t ever abuse it!”

Apply this rule to your aim of helping yourself if you are managing acute back pain or chronic back pain.

Anything that you do, or try to do, that obviously makes the pain worse is probably going to slow down your recovery rate. You must avoid these things because otherwise all the good things you are doing to help yourself will be cancelled out.

Common things to avoid (or at least do less of)

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Sporting activities
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Carrying
  • Driving

Make your own list.

I will continue writing about managing acute back pain or chronic back pain because there are things you can do to help yourself through both.

A question I often get asked is “Should I take time off work?” and I will answer that next.

In the meantime let me help you overcome back pain – seeing an Osteopath can help you heal faster than doing it alone at home. If you want to discuss your particular symptoms and pain call the Active X reception on 0131 221 1415

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