Back pain can really hamper your daily living, affecting you at work, accomplishing household chores, and spending time with loved ones. The Healthy Bed Store, a leading Sacramento mattress retailer owned by therapist Wayne Franson, offers the following tips to help you manage the discomfort:
Ice the Pain
During the first 24 to 48 hours, doctors recommend applying an icepack to your sore back. That’s because the cold will reduce inflammation in the muscles and help them relax, thereby reducing pain. After that, though, switch to a hot compress to dilate the blood vessels, which promotes proper blood circulation in the injured area.