Typically when an initial injury like this happens, there will be inflammation. By the way, it won’t always be on the surface with redness and swelling, but it may be more internal. Ice is a natural anti-inflammatory and it will also dull the pain. A great thing to use is a gel-pack. These are nice because you can sit against it comfortably because it’s soft. You can also thaw it out a few days later and microwave it to make it a hot-pack.
Next, we recommend rest. This also helps the injury relax and inflammation to reduce. You may also want to keep hydrated- drinking lots of water helps hydrate your discs and flush inflammatory agents and toxins out of your system. Sleeping with a pillow under your knees helps to put your back in better position. After a couple days of rest we do, however, recommend moving around more.
Of course, something else that’s important is to call our office. This goes especially for the individuals where the pain persists after a couple days or gets worse.
CT Spine and Disc Center is located in central Connecticut- Specializing in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call us at 860-633-8756 to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.
Additional Reading Resources:
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- visit our office for pain relief
- What is Non Surgical Spinal Decompression: FAQ's
- Research about Non Surgical Spinal Decompression