When back pain strikes, your first instinct may be to reach for the medicine cabinet. But before you pop a pill, talk with your healthcare provider about natural remedies that may help you bounce back. Learn about several alternative treatments i...
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Female Speaker: When back pain strikes, your first instant may be to reach for the medicine cabinet, but before you pop a pill, talk with your health care provider about natural remedies that may help you bounce back. For some people, moderate exercise is an option. According to consumer reports, exercise is one of the most effective ways to recover from low back pain. You can stretch, swim, walk or do yoga or Pilates to strength in your back and abdominal muscles. With specific injuries, apply ice to reduce information, just fill a plastic bag with crushed ice. Place the towel on the injury and then put the ice bag on the towel. A bag of frozen vegetables also does the trick. Health experts recommend this therapy for about 15 to 20 minutes several times a day and you can use ice treatment for 48 to 72 hours after an injury. To relax the muscles, apply heat. You can use the heating pad, a heat wrap or indulge in a warm bath. You can also alternate ice and heat to get the benefit of both therapies. You may also want to consider massage therapy. Massages move fluid around the lymph nodes for better circulation and works out notch in your muscles. Limit your bed rest. When your back hurts, you might be attempted to stay in bed, but evidence shows people who return to their normal activities are likely to have a faster and better recovery. And do not forget to use common sense to prevent back injuries in the first place. Lift heavy objects the right way. Don't lift by bending over from the waist. Instead bend you knees and squad to pick up objects. Don't twist your body while lifting and push whether than pull heavy objects. Also, if you must sit for hours at a time, make sure to take stretching breaks. If your back pain persists or interrupt your daily activities, it may be time to see a doctor. As always, before you begin any treatment program, consult your physician or health care professional. You can find more health and wellness tips at icyou.com.

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