About 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point during their lifetime. For many, Chiropractic care is the preferred treatment because of it's efficacy and natural approach.
Hot or cold on the affected area?
Immediately after any injury we suggest you use ice packs or frozen peas to the affected area. As a guidance, use cold packs for the first 48-72 hours. This is to inhibit the initial 'over-enthusiastic' inflammatory response. With heat, blood vessels expand and become more permeable. This allows for more inflammatory products to migrate to the site of injury.
As a general rule of thumb, use ice for acute injuries or pain, along with inflammation and swelling and use heat for more chronic muscle pains and joint stiffness.
Stay as active as possible and try to continue your daily activities. This is one of the most important things you can do, as resting for long periods is likely to make the pain worse. You know what we always say! "Movement is the best medicine." Have a look on our YouTube page for the low back mobility exercise.
Chiropractic manipulation can really help to relieve acute back pain. We use different techniques to treat problematic back pain including manipulation, K Laser therapy, dry needling and soft tissue release techniques. If your problem isn't getting better after 3 days. We advice you to come and see us as soon as possible.