8 Ways to Heal from Your Lower Back Injury


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Is your back in pain from an injury you got from an accident you didn't cause? Learn how to heal your injury by reading this slideshare!

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8 Ways to Heal from Your Lower Back Injury

  1. 1. 8 Ways to Heal Your Lower Back Injury Lower back pain can be quite debilitating!
  2. 2. 1. Rest.  The best and fastest way to heal is to simply rest. Don’t work out, don’t lift anything, and don’t do anything that strains your back. You’ll probably be sitting on the couch for a few days, but it will be worth it.
  3. 3. 2. Ice.  Consistently ice your lower back. Yes, icing is uncomfortable, but there are great anti-inflammatory benefits to icing injuries, and your back injury is no exception.
  4. 4. 3. Compress.  In other words, massage your lower back (or find someone who will). Massaging (or compressing) your lower back will help reduce swelling, and it will also improve blood flow and get oxygen to the damaged tissue.
  5. 5. 4. Go to a chiropractor.  Chiropractors can do wonders for your strained muscles and injuries. They also know the lumbar region well, so they’ll know what techniques to use to get your injury to heal faster.
  6. 6. 5. Use a foam roller.  Buy a foam roller from a local sporting goods store and use it to ease the tension and pain in your back. Gently roll back and forth over the painful areas for about ten minutes or until you start to notice less pain.
  7. 7. 6. Try myofascial decompression.  Myofascial decompression, otherwise known as cupping, is using cups to reduce inhibition of fluids and nutrient exchange.  Cupping helps decrease stiffness and pain (which is why it can be great for back injuries), and it improves tissue health and increases mobility.
  8. 8. 7. Be aware of your diet.  Stay away from foods (like grains) that can potentially increase the swelling in your back. Make sure you’re getting your fish oil on a daily basis because it can actually help reduce inflammation.
  9. 9. 8. Get professional help.  If your back pain persists, see a doctor. The injury may be more serious than you may realize, and you may actually need surgery for full recovery.  If your back injury was a result of a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you should call a personal injury attorney.  Such an attorney can help you get compensated for the money you lost as a result of your injury.
  10. 10. Call Craig Swapp Today  If are suffering from any kind of injury you got from an accident you didn’t cause, call Craig Swapp & Associates.  As a law firm with personal injury attorneys who have had much success in getting their clients the money they deserve, Craig Swapp & Associates is your best bet for finding financial healing from injuries.  Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 800- 404-9000 or by visiting craigswapp.com.