The first thing you need to do when your back hurts is to get it checked out. If you are not sure what kind of pain you have, then call your doctor or go see a physical therapist. They will be able to tell you exactly what is wrong with your body and how best to treat it.
If you think you may have a spinal problem, then the first step is to determine if there is any structural damage. A CT scan or MRI scan can help diagnose some problems early and prevent them from getting worse. But they aren’t always necessary.
Sometimes just seeing a doctor can solve most back pain issues.
When you go see your doctor, make sure to ask him or her if there is anything he or she would recommend for treating your back pain. Also make sure to let the doctor know if you have ever had back surgery. Surgery can sometimes be needed to fix problems that don’t require medical attention.
A good way to start treatment is with exercises. Stretching the muscles usually helps alleviate soreness and pain caused by pinched nerves. For pinched spinal nerves in your lower back, abdominal stretches can be useful.
For those suffering from upper back pain or neck pain, stretches aimed at the chest and shoulder muscles are helpful. The key is to stretch gently and remember to breathe while doing so.
Another common treatment for back pain is a hot pack or ice pack. Applying heat can help relax tense or sore muscles.
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