Back Pain Remedies

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Back Pain Remedies

Whether it is due to nerve damage, arthritis, or heavy lifting, back pain can be overwhelming and debilitating. Most people have or will struggle with back pain at some time in their life, and it is one of the most common reasons people call off work and schedule appointments with our chiropractor in Boca Raton. There are several treatment options available to relieve the pain in your back, but the right option depends on a variety of things, including the location of the pain, the cause of your pain, and the severity of your pain. Here are a few remedies to help you find relief from the pain in your back.

Heat and Ice Therapy

An ice pack and a heating pad can help reduce the pain and discomfort in your back without the use of medications. For about 48-hours after you start experiencing the pain, use an ice pack for 20-minutes, about every 3-4 hours. After two days of using ice, switch to using a heating pad in 20-minute intervals. The ice will help to reduce the swelling and help delay your nerves from communicating pain to your brain, while the heat will help loosen the tight muscles, improve circulation, and enhance your body’s ability to heal itself.

Stretches and Walking

Gently stretching and getting out for a brief walk in Boca Raton will stabilize your spine and help prevent muscle imbalances. It may be slightly uncomfortable at first, but stretching and walking will help to keep your muscles from tightening, which will ultimately help to relieve the pain. Yoga is a great way to do some stretching of your muscles, just make sure to not over-do it if you are new to Yoga. Our chiropractor will tailor wellness advice to your individual needs.

Back Pain Relief in Boca Raton

If you are experiencing debilitating back pain in Boca Raton, the chiropractic professionals at Boca Health & Wellness Center are ready to assist you. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us at (561) 447-2228.