I had a lower back pain flare up about two weeks back.
I am still recovering from it.
Well, kind of.
The pain is gone but I am trying to write down and take some videos on what I did in order to help recover from the lower back pain flare up in three days.
Here is a little video explaining the three things I addressed in order to have a speedy recovery.
3 Things You Need to Do When You Have a Lower Back Pain Flare Up
The video above explains things but let me write out a little bit.
When it comes to a lower back flare up, there are three things you need to do when you have a lower back pain flare up. They are dealing with pain, address muscle imbalances and improving mobility. I almost look as each a phase.
Let me explain more.
#1 – Dealing with the Pain
When your back flares up, you need to deal with the pain. This is the first thing to hit. The pain slows you down and slows your recovery. You need to address it and medication is not always the best answer. I talk more about what to do in this phases here.
#2 – Addressing Muscle Imbalances
When a back flare up hits, muscles around the back and body tighten up in order to protect the body from more damage. With most lower back pain flare ups, it is not serious. There is no long term serious damage that is going to occur to the body but the body does not know this. Addressing muscle imbalances helps in the recovery of a lower back pain flare up so you can get back to doing what you enjoy doing.
#3 – Improve Mobility
Joints above and below the lower back begin to tighten up. It is not necessarily tightening up. It is more that the muscles around the joint tightens up which affects the movement in the joint. The other things is the movement joint ends up being affected. The mobility needs to addressed in order to speed up the recovery of a lower back pain flare up.
I will go into more detail soon.
I have written a little more on this in another blog post:
I will do more videos and blog posts soon.
Thanks for reading.
Rick Kaselj, MS