Today’s post is all about how to treat back muscle pain.
Back muscle pain can be so debilitating and painful and stop us from doing what we enjoy. Walking can be hard, bending almost impossible and sleeping is disrupted as we try to find a comfortable position to sleep in.
When you hurt your back the 1st thing that happens is the muscles tighten around the area as you try to protect the part that is causing you pain and this is often the 1st thing that needs work.
Let’s look into how to treat back muscle pain in more detail.
With tight muscles and pain, walking can be difficult so let’s look at ways to help release some muscle tension with walking.
I went to a Muscular Skeletal Specialist some years back and Ian suggested I walk like a homie. For those of you who don’t know what this is, you need to walk with loose hips.
Walk like you don’t care about walking, drop your shoulders and relax your hips and kinda slope along.
When you do this, what happens is the muscles release more easily as they are not having to grip and this helps relieve pressure.
Also, stand with your back to a wall and push against the wall, gently of course and this will also help release the muscles that are tight.
Treat yourself to a Therapeutic back massage by someone who is qualified to help you or get a friend or your partner to give you a back rub with some oil. Try to relax as this happens to give the muscles a chance to calm down and let go of their grip.
If you can find a spa pool or swimming pool, go get in and do gentle movements to help release those tight muscles as well. Being in water cause weightlessness of course so takes the pressure off almost immediately giving your muscles a chance to relax and in turn release the pain they are causing.
Also, consult your physician if you have concerns.
Back Creme for Muscle pain
Recently I came across some seriously good pain creme for my back and I recommend you buy some for yourself for those times when you need some extra pain relief.
I have trialled loads of different cremes and this one really hit the spot for me and I managed to sleep all night although I did use the support of a pillow between my legs as this also helps release pressure from the hip region of your body.
The creme is called Vitarub
An effective natural Analgesic ointment, VitaRub is easily rubbed into the skin to provide fast penetrating action. It produces a warm feeling that penetrates and soothes sore muscles and pains.
This particular formula was created with arthritic and rheumatoid pains in mind but is effective for other types of pain as well.
- Flu, bronchitis, cold, asthma
- Sprains (ankle, wrist)
- Articular pains
- Rheumatism, arthritis
- Stiffness and lumbalgia (lumbar pains)
Per 30 g:
- Methyl salicylate – 2.25 g
- Menthol – 1.20 g
- Eucalyptol – 0.75 g
Purified water, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, sorbitol, propylene glycol, triethanolamine, anhydrous citric acid.
- Adults and children of 2 years and over: Apply to the affected area no more than 3 to 4 times daily. If condition worsens or if symptoms persist for more than seven days or disappear and reappear within a few days, stop using the product and consult a physician.
- For external use only.
- External sources of heat such as heating pads may cause severe irritations and burns.
- Discontinue use if skin irritation blisters develop.
- Avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes.
- Do not bandage.
- Do not apply to wounds or chapped skin.
- Do not use this product if you are allergic to salicylates or if you are taking anticoagulant medication (ex: warfarin).
As you can see not only does this creme treat back pain but it has many other uses for you as well.
I have arthritis in my spine and the relief I get is wonderful. I am able to continue in my garden without the pain and when I shower and relax after I finish outside I put more on to keep feeling pain-free.
I’m not giving you a guarantee as everyone is different but I can tell you I have experienced great results from this creme.
For 400grams it costs around $20US which is a great price as well so try it and do the other exercises I suggested plus a good rub from a therapist or someone who knows what to do and I am sure you will get lots of relief.
Simple and Practical
It may seem to some of you reading this that my suggestions are a little simple or basic but from the learning and putting into practice what I was shown has really helped my pain levels dissipate so please walk like you don’t care when you are at home. (You don’t have to wear your pants half off though ) Lol.
Just be you but let your body go into a state of for a lack of better words, Not caring about how you look when you walk, then do the back against the wall and push into the wall with your lower back.
Do this gently and hold for around 15 seconds, then relax, then again for another 15 seconds and relax. Now walk like you don’t care for a few minutes and see if this helps.
Also I am going to re-mention when you go to bed, get a pillow that’s quite flat and place it between your knees and this will take the pressure of your hip region and of course your lower back and with your pain creme on and a pillow where it should be, you will most likely wake up feeling a lot easier and able to move without the pain you experienced before doing this.
In closing today
I have really enjoyed sharing this information on how do you treat back muscle pain and I hope you do try the creme I have recommended and also do the exercises I use as the combo really does work especially if you do this regularly.
I remember the 1st time I tried to walk like a homie- I laughed and laughed as I felt so silly but nobody could see me and it worked and now I have shared this with a lot of people close to me and all of them love it and say the combination of exercise and creme really does have positive results and I am pleased I could offer these suggestions to you as well
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