Published: Jun 17, 2011
Category: Physical Therapy
Your best option for treatment when dealing with back pain is physical therapy. Physical therapy is not just about the best way to exercise your sore back or how to stretch your muscles, it could involve acupuncture, massage therapy or IFC (Interferential current) to just name a few.

There are two types of physical therapy, there are things that can be done to you to help make you feel better, these are called passive physical therapy techniques and then there are those that you can do for yourself,...

Published: Jun 17, 2011
Listed below you will find the methods often first prescribed for chronic back pain treatment.

Over the Counter Medications
When back pain first happens most of us reach for these medications to help cope with back pain. It could be Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin or Tylenol.

Rx Medications
If over the counter medications are not controlling your pain your doctor may prescribe you prescription medications such as Vicodin or Percocet. These medications should only be used for a short time as...

Published: Jun 17, 2011
Stretching can be an essential part of your workout; it can decrease the risk of injury, prevent muscle soreness and improve your overall performance.

A few back pain stretches you can try are:

Trunk Rotations
While sitting on the edge of your chair place both hands behind your head. Contract your abdominals, left side muscles and your left side lower back muscles to rotate your upper body to the left. Repeat 5 times while holding for a second each time, on your last one bend your body...

Published: Jun 17, 2011
Category: Back Pain Exercise
Often back pain can be attributed to obesity or weak back muscles. The tricky thing about having back pain and needing to exercise is, you must choose back pain exercises that you can do that will not further damage or injure you back in any way.

With regular exercise you can help lower your weight and restore the strength and flexibly of your back so that you can go back to your normal daily activities pain free.

You will always want to start out small and work your way up. A great exercise...

Published: Jun 17, 2011
Category: Back Pain Exercise
Just because your back hurts doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise, not exercising is actually the worst thing you can do for your back. By keeping your back healthy, strong, and flexible you can decrease not only your chances of developing back pain but you can reduce any current back pain you have.

If you are currently dealing with back pain you will of course want to make sure that any types of exercise that you are engaging in are low impact so that you do not aggravate your injury further....