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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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Dangers of Lower Back Pain

Debra Murray

  With all of the wear and tear the spine endures, it’s no wonder most people will experience some form of back pain in their lives. Anyone who has ever suffered with an achy back knows it’s no joke. Lower back pain goes far beyond physical symptoms. If it’s serious and persistent, it interferes with every aspect of your life and can damage your emotional health.   The spine and back muscles have the big job of stabilizing the body. Over time, this can cause overuse of the muscles, joints and ligaments. Sometimes, relentless pressure on the lower back can result...

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