Back pain can not only be inconvenient, but it can also be extremely painful, affect your everyday life and even prevent you from working.
If you suffer with chronic back pain, working with your GP and a physiotherapist is the best way to help find a permanent solution to relieve as much as pain as possible.
But if you have minor back pain and irritation, there are some simple things you can do at home to try and ease the strain and reduce the amount of pain caused. We’ve gone into more detail about our top 4 tips below.
We appreciate this will probably be the last thing you want to do, but it’s been scientifically proven that keeping mobile is a great way to ease some back discomfort. This helps to keep the muscles active and engaged, without the risk of seizing up and making it difficult to move.
Bed rest was originally advised as the best way to cure back pain, but more in-depth research has revealed that people who are more active tend to recover quicker. Just don’t push yourself beyond your limits and avoid excessive movements such as weight lifting.
Hot and cold packs
Using both hot and cold packs to help soothe muscles is also another great solution to help ease back pain. The difference in temperature helps to tighten and contract the muscle in question, helping to keep it moving in a controlled situation. You should use ice for one to three days following a strain, and then apply heat for any pain that remains after three days.
This will help to alleviate any stiffness and ease tension build up in that specific area.
Doing minor and non-extensive stretches is another way to reduce any muscular strain in your back. Depending on where your back pain is, there are a variety of different stretches you can do which helps to ease any tension and encourage movement, without adding any strain to other parts of your back. Looking into Yoga or Pilates is also another way to ease back pain, at home or in a class with an instructor.
You can easily find the best stretches for your type of back pain online, or speak to your GP or a physiotherapist before continuing.
Our Muscle Therapy range is targeted to help soothe muscle aches and pains – especially if you have a manual labour job or realise specific movements can trigger your back pain. The Dead Sea Salts combine with essential oils such as Eucalyptus Oil and Rosemary Oil to ease muscular pain, strain and stiffness.
With a salt concentration 10 times higher than other ocean waters and containing the highest amount of minerals in the world, Dead Sea Salts are a natural way to soothe muscle aches and pains with therapeutic benefits.
Choose between our Muscle Therapy Dead Sea Foaming Salt Scrub, Muscle Therapy Dead Sea Scrub & Soak, Muscle Therapy Dead Sea Bath & Shower Gel and Muscle Therapy Dead Sea Bath Salts to help find the best solution for your back pain.
For example, our Muscle Therapy Dead Sea Bath Salts can be used within a hot bath to help soothe muscles by just adding two handfuls of salt into the bath and soaking for 20 minutes. If you suffer with severe back pain, then add half the contents of the bag into your bath for concentrated use.
But, if you have specific areas of back pain, you can add one handful of the bath salts into a cup of hot water and cool the solution in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Then, apply to the affected area and leave to soak in. This will help to really treat your targeted area of back pain to relieve any muscle tension.
If you try the above tips though and your back pain continues, then always consult your GP for further diagnosis and treatments.