Recovering From Muscle Pain in the Back

The back is a complicated piece of work, and so if you are having pains that don’t seem to go away, you should go to the doctor right away to find out the problem. It could be a problem with the bones or the organs that are up against your back. If it’s neither of these, and it’s just the muscles, then you’re in luck. It’s a less serious issue, but it also will take some work on your part to get back into optimal shape.

There are two main parts of recovering from back injuries or pains. The first is to get the muscles themselves to heal. Having back muscle pain means that you need to let whatever hurts have some time off to heal, but the problem here is that if you don’t use your muscles, they will end up stiff and difficult to move once you do get better. This is suboptimal, as a stiff muscle won’t work as well, and will leave you with higher risk of future injury. To prevent it, a good idea is to do a bit of stretching each day while you are recovering. Don’t stretch to the point that it hurts – instead, just let it get a bit tight, but stop before you feel pain. This will keep it limber while healing, without actually hurting anything.

You then need to strengthen it afterward, so that you don’t hurt yourself because you can’t use it as well as you used to. Either go to the gym and talk to a trainer, or ask your doctor for some exercise suggestions. You need your strength back, and this is the only way to get it.

Having pain in your back can mean serious problems, but if you promptly take care of them, you should be able to make a full recovery. And that’s the important part.

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