How to Treat a Pinched Nerve in Your Lower Back

by Michael Kenny

Posted on Sunday 11th of October 2009

If you suffer from back pain caused by a pinched nerve in your lower back there are a multitude of ways that are safe and effective for providing pain relief. Millions of people across the world suffer from aches and pains on a daily basis. The sad fact is that the majority of these people think that it is normal to go through every day of life, suffering from these conditions.

I hate to tell you that back pain and tight muscle spasms are not caused by a muscle relaxant and anti-inflammatory medication deficiency. You have a serious problem that needs to be taken care of. Many people cannot even get out of bed before they have taken some type of medication to help relieve their aches. In fact, the medication really does nothing more than hide your pain, and does nothing to help in curing your actual problem.

The good thing is that there are many ways to treat back pain.

First, you always want to maintain proper body posture. Good body mechanics is always the best way to effectively prevent any injuries from happening. You will be presently surprised how easily back pain can be prevented by doing easy things such as bending your knees when you were picking up anything from the ground. Whether it is a package or a child always remember to bend your knees.

Keeping your body hydrated is also a great way to help relieve any type of back conditions. It will also help prevent any issues as well. A good goal is to try to drink 2 L of water every day. This helps the muscles and ligaments of the body to maintain adequate flexibility and elasticity.

Stay loose and number. Stretching exercises work wonders at preventing and alleviating any type of painful conditions. Focus on keeping the low back muscles, quadriceps, and hamstrings and calve muscles loose. A good daily routine would be to take a nice warm shower every morning and then spend about 10 or 15 minutes stretching these muscles.

Keeping the abdominal and lumbar spine muscles nice and tone is also a great way to treat and prevent any type of injuries. Keeping these muscles nice and strong will help protect your spine and the discs of your spine.

Spinal elongation is huge in treating pinched nerves and low back pain. Simple methods of spinal elongation include yoga. More clinical and therapeutic methods include spinal decompression therapy with Saunders 3-D active track. Clinical studies show that 8 out of 10 people experienced significant pain reduction with this technique.

Most definitely can not stay in bed and hibernate all day long. You want to stay active. Your physical activity actually pumps a lubricating fluid called synovial joint fluid throughout your body. It’s is like the body’s own natural oil. Staying active is a great treatment for back pain. In fact, bike riding every day plus spinal decompression therapy actually cured my own disc herniation pain.

Now if these recommendations did not help get rid of your pinched nerve pain in your low back then. You have to go see your Family Chiropractor and Medical Doctor. If the above noted recommendations do not provide any relief then you probably are suffering from a disc herniation and your doctor will have to do the proper examinations and order diagnostic procedures like an MRI and / or EMG & NCV studies.

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