Back Pain Woes and Appropriate Treatments

Anyone who has ever experienced significant back pain will certainly appreciate the agony of suffering with lumbar, thoracic or cervical pain.


Muscular back pain is the most common form of acute symptom and affects more patients than any other type of dorsopathy condition.  Back muscle pain can come from a minor injury, a postural problem or an oxygen deprivation issue.


Muscular pain is very easy to recognize by its most common symptoms,

including: pain experienced with movement, a central hotspot with radiating pain in a regional area, muscular stiffness, limited range of motion in the affected area, heat in the muscles and extreme tenderness to palpitation.


While muscular back symptoms can be SUPER PAINFUL, they are rarely a serious concern and should not warrant considerable worry.  The best treatment options for muscular back pain are holistic and readily available at home.


First, apply an ice pack to the affected region for 15-20 minutes on and 30 minutes off.  You can do this for the first 24 to 48 hours depending on pain and inflammation.  Gently move the muscle, but do not force it to move beyond its comfortable range.  Keeping the muscle completely still is contraindicated, as this will allow fluids to accumulate and will not do anything to remove toxins and waste products, such as lactic acid, from the damaged tissue.  Try to avoid drugs for the pain if at all possible and stick to OTC remedies when necessary.  After 24 to 48 hours, switch the ice to heat to stimulate circulation and induce a healing response.  Wet heat works great, but any heat source will be fine. 


Once again, allow the heat to work 20-30 minutes on and then an hour off.  Be very careful not too make the heat source dangerously hot, nor leave ice or heat on for too long.  If the painful complaint does not improve within a few days or resolve in a few weeks, consider going to get a check up from a qualified physician. 


Long term muscular back ache is often a sign of a psychosomatic causation, such as in the cases of fibromyalgia or tension myositis syndrome.  For these scenarios, I recommend finding a helpful source of knowledge therapy to overcome the underlying causative condition.
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Best to you all, Sensei Adam Rostocki