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Safe Ways To Personally Treat Back Pain At Home

If you have arm or leg pain that you need to treat at home, don't wait for it to get worse before calling your doctor. If the pain doesn't go away after 72 hours of at-home treatment, you should consult a doctor. Don't contact your doctor if the discomfort lasts more than 72 hours.

Doctors usually advise using ice for the first 48 to 72 hours before moving on to heat. For a couple of days, apply ice to your lower back and then resume your normal physical activities.

The RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) should be followed within the first 48 hours after an injury. Alternate ice and heat for muscle relaxation and ice and heat for muscle warming.

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) are two over-the-counter pain medications that can help you feel better.

If you have a sore back, try lying down on your side, knees bent, and a pillow between your legs. If your back hurts or you're feeling dizzy, take a few minutes to sit up and look at the floor.

If you can rest comfortably on your back, place a pillow or rolled-up towel beneath your thighs to ease lower back pressure. If you can't sleep on your stomach, put a pillow under your legs to keep them warm and comfortable.

A warm bath or a massage can often help stiff and knotted back muscles relax.

Mechanical, organic, and idiopathic reasons of lower back pain have all been suggested. Spinal movement frequently triggers mechanical causes, which involve spinal structures. Diseases like spinal cancer are thought to be the organic cause. Congenital (present at birth) or acquired (occurring later in life) spinal disorders are both possible. When you see your doctor for back pain, these are some of the things your doctor may test for or rule out.

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