Lower Back Pain

 

Lower back pain is not a disorder. It’s a symptom of several different types of medical problems. It usually results from a problem with one or more parts of the lower back, such as: ligaments, muscles, nerves, the bony structures that make up the spine, called vertebral bodies or vertebrae.

Back pain treatment

Many individuals will not need extensive treatment for back pain. Over-the-counter pain medications are often sufficient.

In more severe cases, stronger treatments may be necessary, but they’re typically provided under close supervision from your doctor.

Topical rubs and ointments

Topical products may be highly effective at reducing back pain. Better Nature produce a range of effective products to help relieve mild symptoms of back pain.

Alternative medicine

Alternative therapies that may help relieve back pain include: acupuncturemassagechiropractic adjustments, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques

Be sure to talk to your doctor before undergoing any alternative or complementary treatment. If you’re experiencing back pain, these lower back pain treatment options might be helpful.

Back pain home remedies

Many home remedies can be used with traditional back pain treatments. If you have questions about these, talk with your doctor.

Heat/ice therapy

Ice packs may relieve discomfort and help lessen inflammation in acute phases of back pain. Note: Don’t apply the ice directly to your skin. Wrap it in a thin towel or gauze to prevent damage to your skin.

Warm compresses may also relieve pain when inflammation has subsided. Consider alternating between heat and cold.

Exercises

Exercises to improve posture and strengthen the muscles of the back and abdominal muscles — called the core muscles — are a treatment option that should be strongly considered.

This treatment often involves:

  • improving posture
  • using proper lifting techniques
  • strengthening core muscles
  • stretching muscles to improve flexibility

Salt baths

A hot bath can do wonders for aching muscles, but while you’re soaking, give the water an added boost for your back with Magnesium Bath Salts. Your body can absorb the minerals from the salt bath, and they can help ease aching muscles.