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Back Strain- Safe Quick Remedies?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 05, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Sprained my low back (pain when bending and lifting, no swelling or warmth) and I'm wondering how to heal it (got a ski trip in 8days). NSAIDs? isn't inflammation healthy for acute injuries? staying paleo and upped vit D to 4000IUs/Day. Up Omega 3s? Bedrest?

Many thanks

(no shooting pains down legs)

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on January 06, 2012
at 04:12 PM

no shooting pains-just a tight left hamstring

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on January 06, 2012
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youre right jayjay, i will try some long distance walking instead of lounging on the couch

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on January 06, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Bed rest is the worst idea. Keep as active as possible, but do not perform any movements that currently aggravate. Ice the area for 24-72 hours 20 minute out of each hour that you can. Thats the basics for home care besides getting proper nutrition and follow-up strengthening exercises after inflammation is down and ROM is near normal again. If you are not adverse to intervention then chiropractic has the best track record for speeding recovery of acute back injury.

C8a5c6d2804326646bb274e491f7f21b

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on January 06, 2012
at 04:12 PM

youre right jayjay, i will try some long distance walking instead of lounging on the couch

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on January 05, 2012
at 11:59 PM

Make sure you check this thread as it's pretty much a duplicate.

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on January 05, 2012
at 11:59 PM

That's more an issue of it being a muscle strain or a bulging disc. Do you have shooting pains in either of your legs?

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on January 06, 2012
at 04:12 PM

no shooting pains-just a tight left hamstring

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