Managing acute back pain or chronic back pain

//Managing acute back pain or chronic back pain

Managing acute back pain or chronic back pain

I thought I would continue writing about managing acute back pain or chronic back pain after answering the question yesterday. To read the difference between chronic and acute back pain <== click the link

The Essence Of Getting Better

You can do a lot to help yourself feel better if you are suffering from back pain. If you find there are certain things that you can do, which do not aggravate your pain, then carry on and do them.

Without movement your joints slowly stiffen up, your muscles weaken, your circulation slows down and you become bored.

I have a rule that goes like this

“use it or lose it but don’t ever abuse it!”

Apply this rule to your aim of helping yourself if you are managing acute back pain or chronic back pain.

Anything that you do, or try to do, that obviously makes the pain worse is probably going to slow down your recovery rate. You must avoid these things because otherwise all the good things you are doing to help yourself will be cancelled out.

Common things to avoid (or at least do less of)

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Sporting activities
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Carrying
  • Driving

Make your own list.

I will continue writing about managing acute back pain or chronic back pain because there are things you can do to help yourself through both.

A question I often get asked is “Should I take time off work?” and I will answer that next.

In the meantime let me help you overcome back pain – seeing an Osteopath can help you heal faster than doing it alone at home. If you want to discuss your particular symptoms and pain call the Active-x office on 0845 2601520

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About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.

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