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Treating Back Pain

Nearly all of us have said “my back is killing me” at some point—or at least thought about it.

Treating Back Pain


Fortunately, most pain goes away relatively quickly with treatment and lifestyle changes. After treating immediate pain, try some of these lifestyle changes to help with prevention :

  • Exercise regularly to strengthen core muscles
  • Avoid heavy lifting, but if necessary, practice proper lifting techniques
  • Improve your posture
  • Make your workspace ergonomic
  • Ensure shoes are comfortable, avoid high heels
  • Quit smoking


Some simple home remedies for back pain include:

  • Muscle relaxants, like Robaxin
  • Heat therapy
  • Self-massage
  • Avoid more than two days of bed rest
Treating Back Pain
Treating Back Pain


If home remedies aren’t solving your back-pain woes, talk to your doctor about trying these alternatives:

  • Massage therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Acupuncturist
  • Yoga instructor
  • Chiropractor

If pain is severe, from an identifiable injury, and/or lasts more than two weeks, talk to a doctor or physical therapist.


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