Do you have back pain? Most of us will experience it at one time or another. What you do when you experience it will make all the difference in how it heals.
Is your first instinct to stretch, get a massage or use the foam roller? That used to be my go to and while these are great tools they are not the best thing to do when you are in pain. The key is to wait until the pain subsides before you start in on stretching and foam rolling or massage. Otherwise you risk over-stretching the area and causing more pain.
The idea is to get the stability back in the back and by doing massage and stretching its loosening the muscles but not providing any stability so the back is not supported and will end up hurting again.
Some of the things to do when you are in pain are:
👉ice, ice and more ice. Lay on an ice pack for about 20 min a few times a day.
👉 If needed ibuprofen a few times a day for about 2-3 days to break the pain cycle and then switch to a natural anti inflammatory like Zyflamend or a Turmeric supplement.
👉Recently I discovered Cobiaba and Frankincense essential oils are great for pain and so easy to use. Put one or two drops under the tongue daily or use topically on area of pain. **These oils must be therapeutic grade to take internally.
👉Find a good chiropractor and get adjusted.
Once you are feeling better, deep core stability exercises are really beneficial as well as strengthening the posterior chain muscles (basically all the muscles of the back/glutes/hamstrings)🙂