Back pain is quite a common phenomenon that we face in our life and it generally occurs due to wrong posture habits or due to sudden body movements (also called jerked movements). All of us are prone to back pain since the lower portion of our back is instrumental in supporting a large portion of our body weight. The stability and the fitness of our lower back depend on the strength and position of our vertebral bodies along with those of the inter-vertebral disks.
Back pain is often come across as a short-term phenomenon that can be rectified by exercising or by consuming painkillers. However, in certain cases back pain can become chronic and lead to recurrence even by the slightest of the jerked movements.
As back pain is not usually associated with an injury or illness, it may even subside without medication in mild cases. Also, painkillers such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and acetaminophen can prove to be quite useful in relieving the back pain in its initial stages, if need be. Application of a cold pack/compress on the affected area in the first 24-48 hours of the pain is also found to be effective in reducing the pain. In addition to the above mentioned remedies, other commonly available easy back pain remedies (that are organic) include applying mixtures made using Comfrey Root and special massage oils.
People suffering from back pain should avoid sudden turning and/or bending movements. However, bed rest is not recommended for people suffering from back pain. Instead, he/she should continue with his/her regular day-to-day activities, taking precaution to avoid sudden movements. For those facing moderate back pain, exercises such as short walks, stretching and swimming are recommended. Since the back pain is not related to an injury, limited medical treatment is available for the same.