How to Keep Your Back Pain from Getting Worse
Back pain can significantly alter a person’s quality of life. Whether you’re suffering from a medical condition, an injured muscle or simply nagging persistent lower back pain, you don’t want the pain to get any worse. The best advanced pain management treatments will target the source of the pain to help provide some relief, while also preventing the pain from returning in the future. No matter what the reason is for your back pain, here are some tips to ensure it does not get any worse and impact your lifestyle negatively.
Identify Pain Triggers
If the pain you experience only flares up occasionally, pay attention to what may be causing it. Many times the causes of back pain include sitting in one position for too long, making repetitive bending or twisting motions, poor posture and more. Each of these causes has a solution to promote better spine care. For example, you could ask your employer for a more ergonomic desk setup to better support your spine. And if you constantly have to bend or twist, it may be a good investment to buy a brace to support the back and spine. Once you identify what is causing the pain in the first place, you can start focusing on the solution best suited for you.
Move As Much As Possible
Depending on the severity of your persistent lower back pain, the only thing you may feel like doing is laying on the couch and relaxing. However, this is one of the worst things you can do for the pain. The more you move around, the more your blood will flow to the affected area and can aid in recovery. Of course, some medical conditions may require you to relax with as little movement as possible, so always follow your doctor’s recommendations in those situations. But for all other situations, practicing simple advanced pain management techniques can improve your symptoms and potentially fix the source of the problem.
Speak With A Specialist
If you’ve seemingly tried everything and still experience significant persistent lower back pain, it’s advisable to visit a specialist. Back pain can often be a symptom of an underlying condition that should be treated as soon as possible. A specialist can also help you understand the reasons why you may be experiencing the type of back pain you have, so you can focus on the right spine care treatments to alleviate the pain. No one deserves to be miserable due to back pain, so a quick visit with a specialist can begin your road to recovery.
At DBC Active Spine Care®, we not only help patients with back pain relief, but we also focus on helping them prevent future back pain. Our evidence-based spine functional restoration program focuses on the natural movement of the spine and restoring function to the stabilizing structures of it. The result has been a 90% success rate with more than 150,000 patients worldwide. If you’re suffering from back pain of any severity, give us a call and see how our program can help.