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Tips for Relieving Lower Back Pain
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
There are many reasons people suffer from lower back pain - from long hours at an office job in an uncomfortable chair, to an accident or other trauma. Fortunately, there are several low-impact exercises that can help to build muscle strength and improve overall flexibility, and in the process reduce the likelihood of future back injuries.
Acupuncture can stimulate the body's natural healing abilities, promote physical well-being, and lessen lower back pain.
Massage therapy is an important treatment protocol in easing back pain, especially when the low back pain is due to muscle strain.
Acupressure mats offer similar benefits to acupuncture by stimulating pressure points along the body.
Cold therapy not only reduces the pain by numbing the injury, but it also reduces the fluid buildup at the site of the injury.
While some of the remedies mentioned here may help, the best approach for back pain is to seek the guidance of a physical therapist.
Stop Back Pain Before it Gets Serious
If stretching and exercise are impossible due to the severity of your back issue, it’s time to schedule a consultation with a specialist like Dr. Branko Prpa, a leading back specialist and spine surgeon in Wisconsin. With offices in both the Kenosha and Milwaukee areas, Dr. Prpa can help you reclaim your quality of life starting today.