Acute Lower Back Pain
If you are experiencing any acute lower back pain, then this web page will teach you a simple technique to use now. The first 48 hours are critical in any back pain situation. Target some of the issues now and your pain can reduce quickly.
Read on to find a simple way to ease pain now and the first step to remove pain permanently.
Once you relieve back pain, you can then look to find out the causes of your pain. Why it happened and what you can do to make sure you don't repeat the same mistakes. Yes, you can prevent back pain if you know what has created your current pain.
You will hear me say this again and again...
This is an acute lower back pain episode and you need to correct the acute flare up, you also need to address the 4 main causes of your any back pain issue. The 4 main factors that create your lower back pain are - tight muscles, weak muscles, joint movement and pelvic balance. You will need to address these or you are likely to have repeat episodes of your back pain.
All back pain is easy to correct if you have the right tools. But first, how can you ease your lower back pain now?
The 3 step cure
With any acute back pain, you are able to ease your pain quickly with some simple advice and easy to use tips and techniques.
Step One: In the initial 48 hours after low back pain occurs, use ice. Ice will reduce inflammation and reduce pain. In that time pain should ease considerably or it may even disappear - especially if this is the first time you have experienced back pain.
If this is a recurring problem, you need to not just remove the acute episode; you need to correct all your back pain issues - tight and weak muscles, joint movement and pelvic balance.
How to use the Ice - place ice on the area for ten minutes only, remove and rest for ten minutes. Reapply the ice for a further ten minutes, rest and repeat one more time. You therefore have three episodes of ten minute ice sessions. Do this for the first 48 hours a few times a day.
If your acute lower back pain is not easing even a little after the first day, or you fit into the warning categories, seek help.
Step Two: Go for a gentle walk. A stroll around your house or garden is okay. Gentle walking helps to relax the muscles and joints. Only walk if it helps the pain, if pain is worse then rest. Continue to walk each day for only 5-10 minutes, do not push yourself.
Step Three: After the first 48 hours, use heat and ice. Ice helps with inflammation, heat helps with blood supply. Increasing the blood supply to the area helps the muscles and joints to heal. Apply heat on the area for 10 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of ice. Repeat two more times except finish with heat - heat-ice-heat-ice-heat.
The exception is when there is still inflammation, if the area is still tender to touch, there is likely inflammation present. If so, then finish with ice rather than heat.
Acute Lower Back Pain Can Be Serious!
It can be a serious problem. Most times it isn't. If you are concerned, if pain is not easing, if you fit into any of the warning categories - seek immediate help from a professional.
The next solution to your lower back pain
Although it may be easy to ease lower back pain with the technique above, making sure all the causes have gone is a little harder. Not harder to remove, because they are easy to change, but harder in that most people do not follow a simple step-by-step approach.
Jumping into and using generic stretches or exercise can end up causing more problems. The first step in any back pain relief process is finding the cause, which is not how you lifted some object, or whether you are sitting correctly.
The causes are the distortion patterns that have allowed your muscles to tire and tighten and for joints to fail in their proper movement. Acute lower back pain only ever develops once these imbalances develop, and the simple solutions to your acute lower back pain are here.
What is the best approach to ease your lower back pain?
To get long lasting results you must both remove the symptoms and the cause. First you must identify which spinal imbalances are present, then attack the symptomatic processes. This can be achieved by using many techniques from ice/heat, Acupressure and anti-inflammatory measures. Then you must perform corrective techniques that target the spinal imbalances.
The principles of Spinal Balancing address the both the pain and the root cause of the condition that is responsible for your acute lower back pain. Through self assessments, your individual spinal imbalances can be identified, and a targeted corrective program can be developed for your specific needs.
All material herein is provided for information only and may not be construed as personal medical advice. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information is provided with the understanding that the publisher does not enter into a health-care practitioner/patient relationship with its readers. The publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.
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