If you have low back pain try these steps first – Allentown Morning Call

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Back pain in general is very painful but lower back pain seems to be the most intolerable one. Lower back affects your every movement and it even causes the most pain when sitting down. Common lower back problems come form people lifting something to heavy, or not having the proper stance when weight lifting. Lower back pain seems to last a long time but this article gives tips on how to get rid of the pain quicker. It mentions how prescription drugs are not always the answer because their side effects are greater than their benefits. However, they do say that yoga and motor exercises are a great way to relieve the pain.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lower back pain is the second in line for debilitation of Americans in the United States and it’s the fourth one in line nationwide
  • There aren’t too many patients who come to the doctor with a level of acute back pain
  • Most treatments for back pain are rarely natural because they’re medicinal. The common medications are ibuprofen, muscle relaxants, and opioids.

“What the researchers found was surprising: For acute and subacute low back pain, the best and safest treatments are not medicines.”

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