First Aid For Back Pain

What is Back Pain?

  • Temporary, severe pain in the region of the back
  • Shows that body is suffering from strain

 Causes Of Back Pain Problems in:

Make sure your lower back is supported and always sit in  a straight position

Make sure your lower back is supported and always sit in a straight position

  • Bones and tendons within the spine
  • Nerves and muscles in the back

 Back pain can be activated by

  • Bad position
  • Unsuitable shoes
  • Improper walking habits
  • Tense muscles
  • Extended sitting
  • Napping on soft mattresses
  • Bladder, kidney or prostate disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety

 Applying First Aid For Back Pain

  • Rest in a comfy location.
  • Smear on an ice pack to the affected region
  • Sedatives or relaxants can be used to reduce pain
  • Avoid vigorous workouts
  • Avoid cushions
  • Avoid lying on mattress which are soft and provide no support

 Treatment For Back Pain

  • You can make use of anti-inflammatory medications
  • You can rub the affected area with cold or hot packs
  • Traction
  • You can use a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS)
  • Simple aerobics on a regular basis can assist with back pain
  • Refer to an Orthopedician if:
    a. The pain continues
    b. There is any strain when urinating
    c. Lack of feeling in the toes, legs or feet

Prevention Of Back Pain

  • You need to ensure you have a proper posture
  • Try not to smoke as this can make the pain even worse
  • Try not to stretch your body too far as you could sprain a ligament
  • Try to decrease anxiety or any strain
  • Make sure you take sufficient breaks when you are at work
  • Make sure your lower back is supported and always sit in a straight position
  • Use comfy shoes that don’t have high heels as this can place pressure on the back
  • Make sure you do exercises that involve stretching.

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