Back pain can be very frightening , unpleasant and make you depressed!
However, 98% of cases make a full recovery and it is rarely very serious.
Here are some helpful things to know from the Oakfield team:
It is better to keep moving, lying in bed does not help the injury heal faster!
Sleep with a pillow between or under your knees, this helps put less stress on an injured back.
Make sure you don’t stay in one position too long, get up, walk around, gently stretch, but avoid movements that aggravate the pain
Try to stay positive, very often a bad back is no more serious than a sprained ankle- Inconvenient and uncomfortable but you will recover!
Exercise & Activity:
It might seem common sense but keeping active and regularly exercising keeps your back strong.
Maintaining a healthy weight and strong muscles are the best way to keep back pain away.
Don’t continually put heat packs on your back – it only continues to keep the injury inflamed and painful!
Applying ice packs is the best thing, you would place ice on a sprained ankle – It’s no different for your back! (Wrap it up in a towel though)
Finally, It is very rare that you will need a scan or surgery, so if you’re not being sent for one, it’s a good sign!
See a chiropractor as soon as you can to help you recover fully.