Trick #1: Use over-the-counter pain relief
If your back pain is mild to moderate, you can use over-the-counter pain relief medication such as Flarin to alleviate your pain. Make sure to follow the dosage instructions carefully and speak to your doctor if you have any concerns.
Trick #2: Use heat or cold therapy
Using an ice pack wrapped in a towel to apply cold therapy to your back for 15-20 minutes at a time can help with pain, especially if the pain was caused by an acute injury. However, as back pain is caused by a variety of factors, you may also want to alternate between an ice pack and a heating pad or hot water bottle.8
Trick #3: Try relaxation techniques
Stress and anxiety can exacerbate back pain. Try relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga, to reduce your stress levels and alleviate your pain. Yoga can also help to strengthen muscles and support joints, which can prevent back pain.9
Despite the fact that many people experience back pain, that doesn’t mean you should have to suffer; by following these tips and tricks, you can increase your mobility, reduce your pain, and improve your overall quality of life.
You may also have back pain, but this is not usually as bad as the pain in your bottom, legs or feet.