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Sudden Shooting Pain In Lower Back

Updated on April 12, 2009

A sudden shooting pain in the lower back is a common affliction - we all suffer from it at some time or another. Sometimes, this little pain in the lower back could turn into a chronic problem. As such, it is only logical that we all have reason to be interested in the best back pain cures as well. Because this kind of pain is inherently painful, we also make it out to be worse than it is, fearing that we will have to see a chiropractor for a lot of painful maneuvers in order to cure our pain. The good news is that is not the case at all.

You should be aware that you need to treat your back pain in a conservative manner. Surgery should often be your very last option, especially if your pain is only mild or moderate. Even if it is constant, you should try other remedies first. One such remedy is actually avoiding your bed. You do not want to be too inactive. That is just going to make the problem worse. If you sprain or stray your back, bed rest for a day or two at the very most is all you need.

There are a number of over the counter remedies which can help you. These are pretty well standard. Most people are aware of the majority of pain or inflammation reducing medications. Products like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can be extremely helpful for relief of temporary pain.

If you alternate hot and cold remedies, that can help your pain a lot too. Mainly, you will switch between using a hot dressing, like a heating pad, and a cold dressing, like a cold compress or an ice pack wrapped in a dish towel. If you have sprained or strained your back, these are especially helpful. You can also do a lot of good for the sudden shooting pain in your lower back simply by stretching.

Insofar as massage goes, having your back massaged can provide a huge amount of relief. Make sure you locate a certifed massage therapist who has experience with treating back pain or injury. Generally speaking, you will have an altogether more relaxing experience than you would in a chiropractic office.

Back surgery should be the last option you consider as a viable back pain cure. All the same, sometimes it is necessary. Again, it is something that should only be discussed with your doctor. Among other things, you need to thoroughly discuss the pros and cons of surgery.


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      Maria 3 years ago

      Shut up Hannah you're too sensitive

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      Hannah 4 years ago

      I resent the implication that chiropractic is painful, it is not. That implication is misleading to the public, please amend. Many thanks!

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      Ste 6 years ago

      Great, cheers