Branko Prpa MD

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.

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Acupuncture can stimulate the body's natural healing abilities, promote physical well-being, and lessen lower back pain. 


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is an important treatment protocol in easing back pain, especially when the low back pain is due to muscle strain.


Acupressure Mats

Acupressure mats offer similar benefits to acupuncture by stimulating pressure points along the body.


Cold Therapy

Cold therapy not only reduces the pain by numbing the injury, but it also reduces the fluid buildup at the site of  the injury.


Physical Therapy

While some of the remedies mentioned here may help, the best approach for back pain is to seek the guidance of a physical therapist.