Neck pain can be simply unbearable at times. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit and do just about anything comfortably. I know this because I had dealt with it for nearly two years before I found any relief. It was not until I began going to a chiropractor that I found that life did not have to be so painful. The chiropractor made regular adjustments each week and helped me learn what I could do to make myself more comfortable. I have included everything that my chiropractor taught me on my website to help others going through the same struggles as I did.
If your lower back hurts all the time, the first thing you should do is to visit a doctor to make sure something serious is not going on. If you have done this and nothing serious was found, there are some things you can still do to help with the pain, two of which are listed below.
See a Chiropractor
Make an appointment with a chiropractor in your area, and you will not be disappointed. This medical professional has many ways they can help you with your lower back pain.
When you arrive at the chiropractor's office, they will first sit down and speak with you. The chiropractor will ask you about your lifestyle, your diet, and more. This will help them understand where your pain is coming from. The chiropractor may ask you to sit in a chair to see how your posture is and have you pick something up to make sure you pick it up correctly.
Once the initial visit is over, the chiropractor will have you lie on a table, and they will then start working on your back. What they do is known as spinal manipulation. This puts your spine in alignment, which will make your pain go away. You may have to have this done a few times to keep the pain away permanently,
Do Self Care
There are many exercises you can do on your own to help you get through this horrible pain. Fist, you can use cold packs on your back and also heat applications. Determine what works the best for you. In some cases, swapping between heat and cold can work well.
You should not do any type of heavy lifting until the pain goes away. When the pain is gone, you should learn how to lift properly. For example, bend down and use your legs to lift the item instead of using your back muscles.
Take over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or acetaminophen. If your pain is not severe, these medications should help you.
If you have a hot tub, this would work great for you. Sitting in the hot water relaxes your muscles and also reduces pain on your nerve endings. Sit in the hot tub at least once or twice a day for approximately 20 minutes to see how this will work for you.
It will take time to get rid of your back pain, but if you do see a chiropractor and do self care at home, you should notice a big difference in the pain that you feel.