Who ‘Has Your Back’ when you’re in pain?

Who ‘Has Your Back’ when you’re in pain?

All of us at one time or another have experienced acute back pain. Here are some quick do’s and don’t’s to consider before you reach for that bottle of Asprin:

  • Apply ice for 15-20 minutes every 1-2 hours.
  • Reduce activity or movement that increases pain–but don’t stay still for too long! Motion is actually better than sitting.
  • Don’t assume. “It will just go away or resolve itself.”
  • Chances are if you have experienced this pain on several occasions, the situation is more serious than you think!
  • If your condition (**think pain scale 1-10) does not improve or the pain becomes more severe, call our office ASAP!
  • Also seek immediate medical care if you notice a loss of bowel or bladder control, sudden loss of function in your lower body, or unexplained fever.
  • Do not apply heat (moist heat or heating pad) for the first 48-72 hours.
  • Avoid any lifting, stooping, and changing of postures.
  • Modify and limit your activity but don’t stay in bed!
  • Call our office for any questions or concerns you may have–especially after a fall or overexertion.

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