How to Treat Lower Back Pain

Although you may brush it off as a mere nuisance, lower back pain can be really serious. If you begin to experience pain in your lower back, do not ignore it. Treat the injury with an abundance of caution, first considering the possible causes and then taking the steps necessary to relieve the pain. 

What causes lower back pain? The number one cause is muscle damage. Muscle or ligament damage can be the result of repeated heavy lifting or of a single jerky movement. If you are in poor shape, or you are over a certain age, you are more likely to experience torn or pulled muscles. Sadly, this is one of the effects of getting older. Other causes of lower back pain can be bulging disks, arthritis, and osteoporosis. If you think any of these latter issues apply in your case, you should consult your doctor. 

What does it feel like to have lower back pain? If you are asking the question, hopefully you have never experienced it yourself. The most common form of lower back pain is a continuous dull aching in the area, sometimes accompanied by muscle spasms. Pain of a more serious degree might spread through your hips and legs, even all the way down to your feet. A frequent complaint of back pain sufferers is that it noticeably manifests after sitting down for an extended period. This leads people to attempt to “walk it off” by moving around, with varying degrees of success.

How do you relieve lower back pain? Assuming you are in the early stages of acute pain, as opposed to a chronic condition, you can take some simple measures to reduce the pain. To start, modify your level of activity. Do not engage in sports or heavy-duty chores, but also do not sit in one position for too long. Add short perambulations to your daily schedule. Perhaps the best thing you can do is stretch. By stretching your lower back, your glutes, and your legs, you can help these muscles in their support of the rest of your body. Consistent stretching will strengthen them and increase your mobility.

By far the quickest way to get rid of lower back pain is to target the affected area with a NAIPO massager. For years, health professionals have recommended massages as a way to treat back pain. However, spending time and money to go to a licensed masseuse has always been a hassle, especially since massages are usually not covered by insurance. NAIPO’s innovative technology eliminates these concerns. NAIPO has a wide range of at-home massagers available, with several designed specifically to treat localized areas on the lower back. Giving yourself just a short 15-minute massage each day should not only relieve any existing pain, but help prevent the onset of future pain as well.