How to Relieve Lower Back Pain Fast Without Relying On Painkillers

How to Relieve Lower Back Pain Fast

Planning a trip or some fun activities with the family this summer but worried your lower back pain might raise its ugly head at the worst possible time?

At Preferred Physical Therapy, we see this all the time, but what is surprising is how long people will live with pain or fear, no matter how inconvenient.

When you suffer from chronic lower back pain, your pain most likely comes on and off, making certain days, weeks, or months easier than others.

However, that time is not free from anxiety or frustration.

If like many you’re worried about being caught with lower back pain when you have plans or commitments, you are in the right place.

We have personally developed techniques for how to relieve lower back pain fast and effectively!

Take A Hot Shower

The heat from the shower helps to relax tense muscles in your lower back. This relaxation can reduce painful spasms and ease stiffness, providing immediate relief.

Hot water stimulates blood flow to the sore areas of your back. Increased blood flow can speed up the healing process and reduce pain.

The heat can enhance the flexibility of your muscles and joints, making it easier to move and perform daily activities with less pain.

Change Your Posture

Improving your posture is a significant step in alleviating lower back pain.

Poor posture, like slouching or hunching over, overworks and strains the muscles and ligaments in your back. This strain can lead to discomfort and pain over time.

Incorrect posture can also put unnecessary pressure on your spine, leading to misalignment and potential spinal issues that can contribute to chronic back pain.

When sitting, choose a chair that supports your spinal curves. Adjust the height of your chair so that your feet rest flat on the floor or on a footrest and your thighs are parallel to the floor.

Avoid crossing your legs. Keep your knees at or below the level of your hips.

Use Ice Packs

Applying ice to the lower back can help reduce swelling and inflammation in the tissues, which often accompany acute injuries.

Cold temperatures have a numbing effect, which can provide immediate, short-term relief from pain.

Ice is typically recommended immediately after an injury, such as a sprain or strain, or following intense physical activity that may result in soreness.

Continue To Move Around

While it might not seem like a good idea at first, getting up and moving is actually one of the best ways to relieve lower back pain.

Sitting or lying down for prolonged periods can cause your muscles to stiffen up. Moving regularly helps to keep your muscles flexible and less prone to strain.

So if you’re waiting around, trying not to upset your back pain you could actually cause the very thing you’re trying to avoid.

Physical activity also releases endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers. These hormones help to reduce pain and induce feelings of pleasure and euphoria.

Remember, it’s important to listen to your body. If certain movements cause more pain, stop doing them and consult with a professional.

More Free Tips To End Back Pain

Download our free report written by our doctorate-level provider Nick Hunter if you want to learn more about how to relieve your lower back pain without medicines.

Simply click the link below to receive a free copy of our guide sent directly to your email.

7 Simple Ways To Relieve Back Pain & Stiffness

No Longer Want To Be A Burden On Your Family?

If you have experienced years of on-and-off lower back pain, never sure when it could be set off, you must be exhausted.

Always relying on your family or friends to pick you up when your back goes or canceling activities after another flare-up.

This is no way to enjoy your summer, especially if you don’t have many summers left to enjoy time with your kids or grandkids at home!

How many more inconveniences will you put up before enough is enough?

By waiting until your lower back pain becomes unbearable you’re increasing your risk of a significant injury in the future, that can’t be treated with a hot shower and a few ice packs.

While effective, these treatments are designed for short-term relief.

If you’re looking for a more personalized treatment that focuses on the root cause of your pain rather than the symptoms.

Look no further…

Physical Therapy The Best Form Of Treatment For Lower Back Pain

You may have thought of physical therapy before but decided against it, but did you know our clinic specializes in treating lower back pain for good?

We are currently offering a Free Telephone Consultation, so those who are hesitant about physical therapy have the opportunity to speak to our team, get the answers to any of their questions and discover a personalized treatment tailored just to them!

“But my back feels fine now, so I’ll just wait and see how I manage”

While your pain might be under control now, it’s no way to enjoy the summer waiting for its eventual return and missing out due to a constant fear of a sudden flare-up.

The best way to treat lower back pain is to target your pain consistently, even when your pain may not be present. This prevents future flare ups and protects your back long-term.

So what are you waiting for? You’ve got nothing to lose!

Arrange Your Free Telephone Consultation Now

Special Back Pain Consultation Offer

This month you can book a special back pain consultation for only $27.

This consultation gives you a clear understanding of why your back is hurting so you’re no longer confused, fearful, and anxious. It also includes a custom plan to give you fast, and natural back pain relief and get you moving again.

This is by far our most proven strategy for ensuring that your back pain does NOT return and is able to handle a fun-filled, active lifestyle

However, due to extremely high demand at our clinic, we do have to limit the amount of consultations we can offer.

Currently for this offer we only have 8 slots left available.

You can call our team at (623) 486-3333 to discuss our Special Back Pain Consultation.

Not sure if this is right for you, why not arrange a Free Discovery Visit instead to get a feel for our practice and learn more about physical therapy?

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