If you've recently suffered a back injury, you might be feeling like you'll never get better. Like the constant aching will never stop. Well, back injuries are one of the biggest setbacks, but treating back injuries and back pain and feeling better is one hundred percent obtainable.
Treating back pain is not a one-time fix, it's an everyday lifestyle. There are some short-term fixes, but it is better to actively treat back pain everyday, even if it's not there.
Practice Good Posture.
Whether you're sitting in a chair, driving a car, or standing at a counter, posture is always something to work on. Having good posture seems odd at first, even painful. However, after a while it will become second nature and you will notice in core strength. Good core strength is one way to prevent back injuries in the first place, so it's a win-win.
Ice or Heat?
There's not really a simple answer to this question, ice and heat are both helpful depending on the injury. A good rule of thumb is if it's swelling use ice if it's persistent utilize the heat. Use ice directly after an injury is sustained, and heat is great for the days following. Heat treatment doesn't always have to be in the form of a pack or pad, a hot shower can work wonders on an aching back. Many people often find a pattern of ice then heat or vise-versa that works best for them.
If you're feeling the ache, make sure you stay positive as this is just one more obstacle to overcome, you've done it before and you can do it again. Contact us for more information, support, or technologies to treat your pain in the back.