Treatment and methods to relieve back pain
Relieving back pain is not exactly a bed of roses, but more of an uphill path. You can get stuck when you least expect it, on the couch or anywhere else, trying not to move a muscle so that terrible pain doesn’t break out. Therefore, relieving it as soon as possible is a priority. We are here to help you. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about back pain treatments, from medications to pain relief techniques to the best home remedies. Back pain, particularly low back pain, is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Most people suffer from this ailment at some stage in their lives. In fact, 92% of the population will experience back pain at some point.
Some of the most common causes of back pain are:
- Muscle sprain, pull, or tear
- Trauma following an injury, such as a fall
Back pain medications
Depending on the type of back pain you suffer from and its severity, it is likely that at some point you will have to resort to medication. All drugs used to treat low back pain are also effective for upper back pain. If you suffer from pain of a chronic nature, your doctor will prescribe prescription medications.
Voltadol gels contain diclofenac, an NSAID that has a triple action to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and speed recovery. Voltadol 11.6 mg/g gel and Voltadol Forte 23.2 mg/g gel are medicines that can be used to relieve occasional back pain (due to sports activities or during activities of daily living). Read the instructions for use and consult the pharmacist. So you can recover those movements that put a smile on your face, like bending over to take some delicacies out of the oven. Be sure to read the package insert before using the medicine.
Paracetamol or acetaminophen
Over – the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen are often used for pain relief. They are usually the first option that many people turn to because it is what they have on hand at home.
Topical pain relievers
Voltadol and Voltadol forte are non-prescription medicines that are applied directly to the skin in the affected area. They contain diclofenac, an effective NSAID that is absorbed through the skin. Voltadol’s range of topical pain relievers concentrate at the site of pain to combat discomfort and speed recovery.
Sometimes when pain is severe or moderate, over-the-counter pain relievers aren’t enough to give you the relief you want and need. In that case, your doctor may find it necessary to prescribe prescription medication.
Back pain treatment at home
In many cases, pain management can be done at home.
Sometimes all your sore back needs to heal is a good rest. Lifting heavy objects, stress, or sports injuries are the main culprits for back pain. Avoiding these activities and restingcan give your back the time it needs to recover. So relax. And don’t do… nothing!
- Do stretches
Stretches are an excellent option to relieve and prevent back paincaused by muscle tension 3 . Best of all, you can do them while sitting at your desk or watching TV. Some stretches are indicated for the treatment of low back pain (low back pain) and others are ideal for the treatment of upper back pain. Exercises that involve stretching, such as yoga, can be very helpful in preventing and relieving pain. Therefore, plan an effective stretching routine that will help you for this type of ailment.
- Cool the area
To reduce inflammation you can apply ice to your sore back. Just be sure to wrap the ice pack (or bag of frozen veggies, another good option!) in a thin towel before applying it to your skin.
- Take care of your posture
Maintaining a bad posture, such as sitting hunched over in a chair or arching your shoulders forward to look at the screen of your mobile phone, computer or tablet, greatly contributes to back pain 4. Throughout the day, pay attention to your posture: make sure you align your hips with your shoulders and lean back to keep your shoulders straight.
- Wear the Right Shoes Proper
shoes provide a good foundation to support your body weight and maintain a healthy posture. If you experience back pain, we recommend that your heels do not exceed 2.5 centimeters.
- Apply heat to the area
Heathelps relax muscles and reduce pain. Whether you use a hot water bottle or prefer to enjoy a nice soak in the jacuzzi, relaxing your back muscles will help you heal.
Thermal patches are an excellent alternative for back pain. Voltatermic heat patches are drug-free and gently warm your muscles, loosening and relaxing them. Please read the product instructions before use. Voltatermic heat patches relieve pain so you can get back to enjoying movement, instead of wincing.
- Physical exercise
Being inactive can make pain worse. Light intensity exercise increases blood flowto the injured area and speeds healing 5 . So when the pain subsides and you feel better, do some exercise.