There are a several medical conditions which can cause back pain so severe that it becomes debilitating. This includes problems like severely strained back muscles, slipped discs, pinched nerves, and damaged ligaments. Suffering from this type of condition may result in your mobility being affected.
In this post, our Stoke chiropractor share some useful items which may help you get through any period of debilitation.
If you often have episodes of severe back pain, the last thing you should be doing is bending over to tie your shoelaces. The easiest solution is to buy a pair of slip-on shoes that you can take on or off without bending over.
If you already have a pair of slip on shoes, check their condition. You might benefit from purchasing a new pair of shoes with better padding as it might improve your comfort levels.
Walking Poles Or A Walking Cane
It can be very difficult to get around when you are suffering from a sore back. Not only is it painful, you may experience reduced range of motion or impaired balance, which can increase the risk of a fall.
Consider using walking poles or a walking cane when you are dealing with an injury. They will help you stay on your feet and can reduce the amount of pressure placed upon the spine.
A Large Insulated Water Bottle
The water you drink while recovering will be used by your body to nourish your intervertebral discs, remove waste, and reduce inflammation. However, it can be difficult to drink enough water, as your pain levels make it hard to get up and pour yourself a glass.
The best way to solve this problem is by purchasing a large insulated water bottle. Having this bottle nearby will make it easier to keep your fluid intake high throughout the day, reducing your recovery time.
Pain Relief Medications
Have your pain relief medications close to where you are spending most of your time, so they are easy to obtain. If your pain is so severe that it is impacting your cognition or the medication is making you groggy, use a pill organiser to make sure you take the correct pills at the correct time.
Hot and cold therapy is one of the best home remedies for back pain. A heating pad is primarily used for increasing blood flow to your back and loosening your ligaments and muscles. It can also improve how quickly damaged tissue can heal.
A cooling pack, on the other hand, can be useful for reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and reducing muscle spasms.
Back Scratcher and Pick Up Tool
You might find that the range of motion which their limbs can achieve is affected because of the pain you are experiencing. If this is the case, simple activities like scratching your back or picking up objects can be difficult. Compensate for this by purchasing a back scratcher and pickup tool. You will be amazed by how much these two simple tools can improve your recovery.
Easy Access To Toiletries
Debilitating back pain can make personal hygiene tasks very difficult. Make it easier to keep yourself feeling human by keeping a toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, and deodorant close by. You can freshen yourself up without having to get up and walk to the bathroom frequently.
Order some frozen meals or ask your loved ones to prepare some homemade meals for your recovery. Being able to pop these meals into the microwave will be much less stressful on your body than trying to make a meal in the kitchen.
It’s also a great idea to continue incorporating fresh food during your recovery, so ask your partner or family members if they can prepare nutritious smoothies and salads for you to enjoy during the day.
You can take nutritional supplements to assist the healing process. Some of the best options include vitamin E, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin D, glucosamine and chondroitin, turmeric, capsaicin, Omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids.
Pillows are extremely useful when you are recovering from a debilitating back problem. They can be used to position your body in the best way possible, alleviating your pain by taking pressure off the parts of your back that are injured.
If you are suffering back pain or discomfort chiropractors at City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke on Trent are here to help you. To book an appointment with one of our chiropractors call our clinic on 01782 848 184 or book online on our website here.
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