Hi, this is a great question. An important topic that many deal with.
One of the worst things for back pain
is a "sedentary lifestyle." To alleviate back pain you want to have an active lifestyle. As soon as possible after your acute flare up get active...Walking is a great exercise with which to begin. You may also try swimming, biking, yoga
, core exercises, and aerobics
. Start off easy, and work your way up. Remember, consult with your physician PRIOR to starting ANY exercise program.
You may want to try cold
or cool compresses early in the treatment INSTEAD of or staggered with the warm compresses. Ibuprofen
is a good anti-inflammatory at the proper doses, it reaches its best anti-inflamm effects after 2 weeks of usage. Early on though it should offer some pain relief.
Best wishes for good back health,,,