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Tips to Help Deal with Back Pain

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Tips to Help Deal with Back Pain

Back pain is a potentially debilitating condition which affects a high percentage of Canadians. Statistics Canada suggests that 4 of every 5 Canadian adults will experience back pain at least once in their lives and, and 20 per cent of Ontarians in 2012 reported chronic back problems. There are a number of causes for back pain including muscle/ligament strains or disc degeneration. Regardless of the cause, pain is the common denominator which can place a huge stress on one’s life. Here are some ti[s to cope with back pain:

Resting for periods of time can help to alleviate the pain, however it is important to
remember to only rest backpainfor short periods of time, and always and to never resort to a sedentary lifestyle under chronic back conditions. It is also important to strengthen supporting muscles and consider medication to alleviate ongoing back pain, but always consult with a doctor or registered Chiropractor before beginning any drug or strength treatments.

Alternate between hot and cold pressure on the source of pain. Apply an ice pack or cold compress as soon as possible, and repeat this several times a day for up to 20 minutes at a time for about two or three days. After two or three days, switch to a heat pack to help relax your muscles and increase blood flow to the area.

Working out the muscles through effective massage therapy from a registered massage therapist is also essential as it can relax tight muscles and alleviate pain.

If you have been suffering from back pain, then the above tips can make you daily life more tolerable, however it is imperative to focus on the root cause(s) rather than mere symptoms to ensure that the condition does not persist or worsen. That is why back pain should be taken seriously, and you should consult with registered Chiropractor or Physiotherapist to medically assess your condition in order to get appropriate treatment. Do not hesitate to consult with a PC Medical professional today.



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