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Living with Chronic back pain and what helps
How I cope with my chronic back pain.
First of all not all back pain is serious,for some people.For others it can be a very serious issue. Depending on how much you hurt. Here are a few things you can try to relieve the pain.Approximately,thirty one million Americans alone will suffer from some sort of back pain.
Missing work is common due to back pain.Approximately, half of our working citizens,will miss work do to back pain.
Chronic pain can cause severe depression.It is wise to find a physciatrist or therapist to help you cope. Mental help is important with chronic pain.
Approximately 80% of our country will suffer back pain of some sort of back pain.
Patients will spend in the millions ,to treat and get help to cope with their back pain.
Chronic back pain can bring on deep depression. If you get depressed from pain, see your doctor as soon as possible.Depression is a serious condition in itself.
Here are some things you can try at home to ease the pain.
keep moving -. A body needs to move.A body that doesn't move, won't move.
Those that have chronic pain, should see a doctor, to determine what is causing your pain.There are different types of back pain. Some more serious than others. There are exercises to do everyday. The amount of exercising depends on the seriousness of the pain. Also, what your physical limitations are. Exercising is important.
Narcotics- These are prescribed and monitored by your doctor. In some cases ,some patients will need them all their lives. Even doing the things in this article.Your doctor is watched by the federal Government. In some cases you may be asked to sign a "pain contract". A pain contract is a document between your doctor and yourself. Stating the doctor will let you have the narcotics provided to you. You agree to random urinalisis tests, A pill count to make sure your not taking to many. If you get caught selling them or giving them away. You face jail, and the Federal Government's jail time. This is a huge problem with narcotics. Alot of doctors refuse to prescribe them because of abuse. The doctors may offer you pain management classes. The patient should take these classes.
Chiropractors- This doesn't involve addictive narcotics. Some cases it doesn't work. The patients problem may be too serious.It works for a great many people.
Ice- It kind of numbs the pain a little. It decreases any inflammation. If you are inflamed in your back. This will help.
Heat- Heat relaxes you. A nice hot bath feels good on back pain. This writer suffers from back pain and have had 3 operations. I can tell you it helps.
Surgery - That should be decided by your doctor and yourself.
Exercise - Under the supervision of a doctor. Find out what exercises you are able to do. Then form a plan for you to do what you can.
Eat Right - your entire body will benefit from this,not just your back.
Physical Therapy - This is for People who need more than stretches, Have a therapist to watch you and help you.Some back patients this does not work for.Some it really helps. - good posture will help.
Sit and Stand up straight.Try to avoid heels - You should wear low heels and shoes that don't hurt your back walking.
No heavy lifting- Lifting can make your back injury worse. So watch the lifting.
Get a good matress -It will help you sleep better and your back to feel better.
Smoking - Quitting smoking ,won't just help your back. Quitting will help your whole body.
There are no cures for chronic back problems. You have to learn how to live with it. The things listed above can help manage your pain. surgery helps some. In some cases surgery can help the pain. sadly in others it makes it worse. So, please try these things. Mostly talk to your doctor,and figure out with the doctor what is right for you.
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