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Simple Health Tips to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Debra Murray

Lower back pain can make standing, sitting and bending down cumbersome. This condition is usually the result of sprains, strains, spinal wear and tear and such age-related conditions as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Don't let back pain interfere with your life. Use these simple tips to get relief.    Use Hot and Cold Compresses    Applying a hot and cold compress simultaneously can be very effective at relieving lower back pain. Cold reduces inflammation and makes pain more tolerable. Heat loosens tense muscles and relaxes painful back spasms. Wait about 48 hours after the initial back injury to apply heat. Using...

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Avoid Lower Back Pain

Debra Murray

80 percent of people will learn, at some point in their lives, what the ache of back pain feels like. The most common causes of back pain are sprains, strains, injuries, herniated discs and age-related degenerative conditions. If your pain is constant and severe, it can affect your personal and work life.   Back Pain Negatively Affects Sleep Getting a good night’s rest with an achy back is next to impossible. Poor sleep patterns can leave you too moody and tired to hang out with your loved ones or be productive at work. No matter how much your family and...

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