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Since back pain is one of the most common medical complaints, there is no need for worry or alarm if you are experiencing it. If you pulled a muscle or ligament, have not been paying attention to your posture, or have gained some weight, you are going to feel it for a while. The good news is this type of back pain can be treated and there will be an end to the pain. If there is damage to the disks or bones of the back, the pain can still be treated, but you may continue to suffer from pain for a long time. However, with the proper treatments, this pain can be alleviated for a while. Here is a bit of information on how to treat back pain.
Most of the time, simple over-the-counter pain remedies will relieve the pain. If the pain is not moving down your legs, you do not have a fever, is not keeping you from sleeping, eases at least a bit with rest, and has not been present for more than a few weeks simple pain relievers will often give you the relief you need to go about with your day. When the pain does not subside in a few weeks, the medications can help you to get through the exercises needed to strengthen your back. You may need to see a doctor for something stronger that requires a prescription.
While it is important to rest your back and allow it to heal, it is also important to do some exercising to keep it from becoming stiff. After a few days of rest, you need to start exercising your back muscles. This will not only ensure the back muscles stay flexible, but will help strengthen them and move things back into the correct position. It is a good idea to talk with your doctor or a physical therapist to learn the exercises you need to do and how to do them properly.
Back pain can also be due to poor posture or extra weight exclusively. If your back pain was caused by something else, they can make the pain worse or cause it to last longer. While changing how you sit, stand, and walk may take some time, and will require your constant attention, making corrections will go a long way in keeping you pain-free. Some of the exercises you do to improve your back strength and ease the pain will also help you to lose weight. Losing any extra pounds will not only help with your back pain but is also good for your overall health.
Just because your back has been hurting for a couple of weeks or even more, does not mean you are doomed to feel this way forever. Make a few small lifestyle changes, exercise, and take the pain medication you need. Although it might take some time, your back pain will diminish and go away. Contact a specialist to learn more about back pain treatment.