You should be able to get rid of your back pains by trying different treatments. Read this article to find out more about your different options.
You can treat your back pain at home with some very simple remedies. Exposing your back to heat should cause your muscles to relax. Try relaxing in a warm bath for thirty minutes or apply a warm towel to your back. Stretch as much as you can and avoid putting any more strain on your back. Do not lift anything heavy or bend over until the pain is gone. Keep moving as much as possible. You could, for instance, go for a walk. If the pain does not disappear after a day or two, get a massage.
There are pain medications you can take to make your back pain go away. Pain medication is usually very efficient, but it has a few side effects. Taking some pain medication could cause you to be too drowsy to drive or keep you from eating and sleeping like you normally do. Besides, you will quickly build a tolerance to pain medication and need to increase the dosage. Think of pain medication as a temporary solution you can turn to if the pain is more than you can stand. Keep in mind that you still need to be very careful not to strain your back even though the medication dulls the pain. Talk to your doctor about pain medication and meet with your doctor again to explore other solutions.
Have you ever met with a chiropractor? Most chiropractors have a lot of experience with helping people who suffer from back pains. Your chiropractor will probably adjust your spine and perhaps another part of your back to relieve the pain. You will find that getting your back adjusted makes the pain disappear, but does not prevent it from coming back. You might have to meet with your chiropractor on a regular basis to get your back adjusted every time you start hurting again. Going to a chiropractor is probably your best option if you need to get rid of an intensive pain that limits your movements.
Acupuncture is usually very efficient against certain types of back pain. Talk to your doctor about acupuncture if you are not sure whether or not you should try it. The use of needles is a deterrent for a lot of people, but you will probably be convinced that acupuncture is safe, and even very relaxing, after only one session. The needles used during an acupuncture session will stimulate the nerves located in your back or in different parts of your body and cause them to stop sending the same signals of pain. This will help you relax and lower the amount of toxins produced by your body to respond to the signals sent by your nerves. Acupuncture is efficient on the long term. A single session will help you relax but following the same treatment regularly will prevent your back pains from coming back.
You should give a chance to these different solutions. You should start looking for a good chiropractor or acupuncturist in your area.