LOW BACK PAIN

Many people have low back pain at some time in their lives. It can become chronic, meaning that it comes and goes over months to years.

In the “ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE” it is suggested that

IF YOU HAVE LOW BACK PAIN:
*Do not lift heavy things or do strenuous work
*Try to keep doing everyday activities an walking, even if it hurts
*Do not stay in bed longer than 1-2 days, because it can make your recovery slower

These recommendations, published by the American College of Physicians (“ACP”) in the May 6, 2008 volume, also contain this advice:

TO HELP YOU FEEL BETTER, TRY SOME OF THESE THINGS AT HOME:
*Medicines from the drug store to reduce pain, (acetaminophen, ibruprofen – read the labels !)
*Heating Pads or hot showers
*Massage

See tomorrow’s post for suggestions from the ACP as to when you should see a doctor. For more information, in English and Spanish. try the American Academy of Family Physicians (https://familydoctor.org/online/famdoces/home/common/pain/treatment/117.html)

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