Back pain is a common problem that affects many of us at some point in our lives, disrupting our everyday routines with bursts of aches and pains. At Melville Wellness, we understand this, which is why we have curated our expert knowledge to offer some home remedies for back pain. We advise you try these steps while you’re waiting for your chiropractor’s appointment.
Using hot and cold temperatures can be advantageous for remedying back pain, yet it is important to understand the type of back pain you’re suffering from to treat it accordingly.
For inflammation problems, or overstretched muscles due to exercise, etc, it is best to apply a cold compress to the affected area. Whether you achieve this using an ice pack or a bag of frozen veg, make sure that you protect your skin from freezer burn by wrapping the ice up in a towel or cloth.
For stiff muscles or a general emanating backache, hotter temperatures are ideal. Heat pads are widely available from stores, but make sure you follow the instructions exactly to prevent the skin from burning. If you can’t make it to the shop, the same effect can be achieved by using a hot water bottle or by heating a cloth.
If you’re suffering from a stiff or achy back, exercise can be the ideal home remedy. Whether you’re getting your steps in on a long walk, taking a dip in the pool, or radiating mega zen vibes with an at-home yoga session, exercise can help alleviate this type of pain. This is because activity can act to loosen the tightly constricted muscles that may be causing your pain.
Paracetamols, ibuprofen or back pain creams can be effective remedies all from the comfort of your own home whilst you’re waiting for your appointment at Melville Wellness. Available over pharmacy counters, such painkillers can provide effective relief.
For more information on home remedies for back pain, or for chiropractor enquiries, contact our friendly and professional team at Melville Wellness today.