Tips from Achilles

5th January 2018

Most people are struck with lower back pain at one point or another in their lives, and depending on the severity, it can have a debilitating impact on the patient’s daily routine. There is no ‘quick fix’ for persistent pain, but there are certain things you can do to speed up the recovery process. At Achilles Physio, we’ve outlined our tried and tested top tips to a timely recovery below.

Don’t Put More Strain On The Back

One of the worst things you can do when you have a back problem is to put more strain on it by acting like it’s not an issue. All you’re going to do in that case is aggravate the injury and make it last longer, which is then going to impact your health further. For a speedy recovery, it is advised that you try and avoid doing anything which will put more pressure on the lower back until the pain has lifted.

Visit A Physiotherapist

One of the fastest ways to ensure a return to health is a physio session. At Achilles Physio, our highly-trained physiotherapists can assess your injury and advise you on the best way to recover from your back problems. You can explore our range of treatments and make an initial booking with our friendly North East-based team by clicking here.

Apply Ice And Heat Regularly

Sometimes lower back pain is caused by inflammation and swelling. What you’ll need to do to speed up the recovery is to put ice on the injury to reduce the swelling, and then heat to stimulate the recovery of the affected areas. It is recommended that you set ice on the injury for the first few days, and then when the pain has lessened slightly, you can add the heat to speed up the recovery process. As well as making your recovery faster, this will also help to ease the discomfort you’ll feel.

Overall, these are just a few tips for ensuring your speedy recovery when you’ve developed a pain in the lower back. We understand more than most that pain in that area can be problematic especially for those leading a busy lifestyle, but our top tip overall is to simply take it easy and consult with one of our highly-trained professionals to minimise disruption and get you back on track and fighting fit in no time.