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Self-Care Practice When Back Pain Flares Up

Self-care practice when back pain flares up is a way for individuals to give themselves self-therapy attention in the midst of crazy schedules. It’s never been more important than now to be able to take care of oneself when back or any type of pain presents. Daily physical and mental health activities can make a difference for a few minutes.

Self-care is the ability to self-manage pain and care for our constantly changing needs daily. Regular self-care is essential to our family’s and friends well being. Pain is emotionally and physically taxing on the body. It brings and encourages mental/emotional, and physical balance, which helps, especially when a condition causes pain.

A connection between self-care and chronic pain is currently being studied. Studies are finding that individuals practicing self-care in addition to regular medical care significantly reduce pain and disability. So, alleviate back pain with a few self-care tips.

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Self-Care Practice When Back Pain Flares Up

Hot Bath

Hydrotherapy, better known as a hot bath, can provide pain relief. Adding Epsom salt to these baths contains magnesium which can help relax muscles and the body.

Try Self-Massage

Self-massage is a great way to care for oneself. Apply gentle pressure to painful spots or use massage devices like foam rollers and tennis balls to massage the pain away.

Music Therapy

Music can be an effective way to ease back pain. Research has shown that music can be a complementary treatment when addressing chronic pain. It helps, especially when an individual is experiencing back pain and a low/negative mood.

More Sleep

Poor sleep has been proven to increase back pain. Getting the proper amount of sleep is essential in addressing pain. Healthy sleep hygiene and bedtime routines will significantly help the body’s recovery, healing, and general health.

Yoga

Yoga stretching is highly effective in relieving and avoiding/preventing back pain completely. Poses like the cat, cow, triangle, and child’s pose will generate relief and improve balance.

Healthy Diet

Diet and lifestyle changes have been proven to reduce inflammation, which can cause chronic pain. Go with whole foods that are minimally processed. This will help reduce inflammation. Healthy weight and body mass keep the spine healthy and free of the added stress from the weight. Therefore a sensible diet is the single most important factor in weight loss.

Connection

Isolation can exacerbate pain. Loneliness can be a significant risk factor in developing pain and, with time, depression and fatigue. Simply reaching out and connecting with loved ones, friends, co-workers, etc., could help in soothing the pain.

Mindfulness

Mind-body therapy as a method to treat pain has been proven in various studies. Individuals taking part have reported significantly lower pain than those who only received traditional medical care. What happens is you are training your mind senses to be present and focused on what you are doing, the surroundings, etc., and not focusing and getting lost in the pain. However, sitting down and meditating is not for everybody.

Drink the Proper Amount of Water

Hypohydration, which is not enough water, can increase pain. Therefore, drink up.

Stretching

Stretching will definitely decrease pain and allow for practicing mindfulness. It doesn’t matter when the stretching happens so long as the individual sticks with it and continues development to further their ability and flexibility. Core abdominal exercises are very helpful for back pain and strengthening.

Go Outside

Many of us know that getting out in nature feels good mentally and physically, and it can actually relieve pain, too. Nature therapy or ecotherapy has improved chronic pain’s psychological and physiological symptoms. Connecting to nature can have tremendous benefits for optimal health.

Heat Therapy

The heat from a topical agent or heating pad can soothe the mind and spine. Check with a doctor before trying any type of heat treatment.

Frequent Breaks

Taking breaks is essential for the mind to keep stress levels balanced. This can lessen back pain. Just a few minutes to stop whatever and take a few minutes for yourself and your health. Take proper physical and mental rest throughout the day to stretch out, move around, and do something else. This will help keep things open and fresh instead of repeatedly going through the same thing with less-than-optimal results. The mind needs to reflect.

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Self-Care Practice When Back Pain Flares Up

Go Easy

Go easy on yourself; this is probably the most important form of self-care. If the pain is too intense, do not force yourself to work through it. Use the various techniques mentioned and go slowly with the fundamentals of combating pain and chronic pain. Slow down whenever you feel the need.


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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

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The information herein on "Self-Care Practice When Back Pain Flares Up" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, or licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own healthcare decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

Blog Information & Scope Discussions

Our information scope is limited to Chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, contributing etiological viscerosomatic disturbances within clinical presentations, associated somatovisceral reflex clinical dynamics, subluxation complexes, sensitive health issues, and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions.

We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez DC or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*

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