Want a relief for back pain? Back pain is a very common disorder. 8 out of 10 people have had or will have a back pain at some point in their lives. It affects everyone at any age! Back pain can be very disabling, so it is important to relieve pain and prevent it from reappearing.
In this article I will help you, with complete independence and simple words, to better understand in order to choose well....
Back pain is a general term that includes different types of pain, with varying localizations and may result from different types of causes. The treatments are therefore different from one back pain to another. I Back pain is eve qualified as "pain of the century" by some specialists.
In some cases, back pain is associated with pain in one leg, referred to as sciatica.
The treatment of back pain depends above all on its cause. In most cases, the discomfort will disappear within a few days with rest and analgesic treatment. There are many ways to relieve back pain or prevent its recurrence, such as:
Once the triggering cause(s) of back pain is known, it is important to take preventive measures to avoid further painful crises. If the cause is unknown, there are exercises and preventive attitudes to be carried out in everyday life to limit the onset of back pain.
When back pain is a problem, the family physician is the first health professional to visit. He can recommend specialists: rheumatologist, radiologist, massage therapist, chiropractor, osteopath.
A back massage is not to be considered in all situations. When the painful area is inflamed (acute painful phase), it is even contraindicated to massage it. This would be more harmful than beneficial, as massage will perpetuate the inflammation.
If you have your massages performed at home, prefer gentle massages, like a swedish massage: they should never hurt! You can also use heating creams to help you relax.
Anti-inflammatory creams or gels, prescribed by your doctor, should be applied by circular strokes.
Remember to wash your hands thoroughly after application and do not expose the treated area to the sun.
Certain massage oils based on essential oils can also relieve back pain (meadowsweet, white willow, harpagophytum, etc.). Be careful, do not apply pure essential oils to the skin, as they can be very irritating. It is also necessary to protect the treated area from the sun, as most essential oils are photosensitizing.