Ease Backache Pain
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Ease Backache Pain

Of all the problems people bring to their doctors, pain is the most prevalent. Pain is our body's way of telling us something is wrong, a signal to take care of ourselves before we're in worse trouble.

Of all the problems people bring to their doctors, pain is the most prevalent.  Pain is our body's way of telling us something is wrong, a signal to take care of ourselves before we're in worse trouble.

Researchers have discovered that the intensity of our pain often has more to do with how we react than the actual severity of an injury or other problem.

One person can have all four of his wisdom tooth pulled and be up and running the next day; another may require a painkilling prescription for days after minor gum surgery says a medical doctor.

Here are some things you can do to ease backache pain shared by a famous researcher:

  • Go easy on your body.  Movement is good, but don't move in the wrong ways or you can end up hurting yourself.  Protect your back.  Lift things off the floor properly.  Don't bend over at the waist to pick them up rather, bend your knees and lift the object by straightening your knees.
  • Back stretches.  According to researches, pains and aches in muscles and joints can be temporary or permanent, brought on by injuries, arthritis, infections or other stresses. Back stretches helps by relaxing your muscles and improving blood circulation to your painful parts.  Example:  Lying in bed on your back, stretch your arms and legs as if you were trying to add a couple of inches to your heights.  For sore neck, slowly roll your head in circles clockwise and then counter-clockwise.  But don't tilt your head all the way back.
  • Ice packs for shoulder.  Cold applications help bring down swelling and relieve a variety of pains from a sprained ankle to an overworked shoulder.  In a towel, wrap ice cubes in plastic bag.  Apply this to the painful area for thirty minutes, remove for 15 minutes, and repeat for six or twelve hours.  Or soak your sore part in cold water for about twenty minutes.
  • Warm it up.  Heat may help if pain is accompanied by swelling.  Wrap a hot water bottle in a thick towel or use an electric heating pad.  Apply it to your painful part for thirty minutes or longer.  Be careful not to burn yourself.
  • Apply lotion.  Wrap yourself up after applying lotion to help keep the heat flowing.  Lotions create heat to help relieve pain.  Lotions that contain camphor or wintergreen  are soothing to the skin.
  • Take baths salts.  Mineral salts contain high concentrations of calcium, magnesium, and other mineral that relieve joint and muscle pain.  They also keep relieve the pain of menstrual cramps.  Dissolve a cup in your warm bath sink take  a mineral bath, which relaxes and relieves. 
  • Apply compress.  Buy liquid concentrate  at a health food store.  To one cup of warm water, add tablespoon of that liquid concentrate.  Dip a warm cloth in it, and apply the cloth to your pain.  Reapply when it cools.  Continue over a period of a couple of hours.
  • Taking calcium supplements. Calcium build strong bones and help prevent the onset of back and other pain by taking calcium. In dairy products or supplements try to get between 1,000 and 1,200 mg daily.
  • Lose weight.  On your back, legs and feet, excess weight puts strain on your joints and muscles.
  • Back posture.  Keep your shoulder straight and back firm against your chair.  Support your back with a small pillow or padded cushion that follows the same contour as your lower back. 
  • Take time to heal.  Give yourself a chance to heal if you're injured.  Walking  on a sprained ankle, for instance, can further damage already torn ligaments and worsen swelling.  Take a couple of days instead.  While lying down, apply ice or elevate your ankle on the relieve painful swelling.


          Do some back stretches


          Take a mineral bath



Anonymous, "Say Goodbye to Backaches & Pains." CHIC Magazine 23 Oct. 00

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Excellent tips.

Thanks for the comment valli...