Lower back pain can interrupt your everyday routine and leave you miserable. However, there are ways to resolve it. At Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Centers in Orland Park, Dr. Miller and Dr. Ronald Berger are here to help you find the pain relief you deserve. Here are some things you can do to reduce your lower back pain.
Heat and Ice
Alternating heat and ice on the sore areas can be a great way to treat lower back pain at home. An ice pack will numb the pain and bring down your inflammation. Since inflammation is a common cause of pain, this can make a big difference. Then, heat will loosen up the muscles, making them more flexible. It will also open up the blood vessels and improve circulation throughout the painful area. By doing this regularly, you can bring down your pain levels at home.
It is important to keep the muscles in your lower back flexible. If you don’t move enough, they will stiffen up and the pain won’t go away. Simple stretches will warm up the muscles and keep them moving easily. If you are not sure which stretches would be best, talk to one of our chiropractors for ideas of safe, simple stretches you can do on your own.
Our chiropractors can provide spinal adjustments to improve any pain caused by a misalignment in your spine. This misalignment can increase pressure and cause pain throughout the surrounding area. Once your chiropractor fixes it, it should eliminate some or all of the pain, depending on if there are other things causing it.
Exercise is an essential part of keeping your body healthy. Physical therapy will focus on strengthening the muscles of your lower back through a series of specialized exercises. These will improve your flexibility, as well as strength. Not only will this encourage faster recovery from injury, but it will also help prevent future pain.
Improve Your Posture
If you don’t have a healthy posture when sitting or standing, it can cause a lot of tension in the muscles of your back. This can lead to pain in your lower back. Improving your posture is a simple way to reduce pain and prevent it from coming back later. Check in with yourself throughout the day to make sure that you are standing up straight. This will establish it as a healthy habit.
Find Back Pain Relief in Orland Park, IL
Dr. Miller and Dr. Ronald Berger at Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Centers want to help you find the pain relief you deserve. Call our team today at (708) 403 2727 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.