The epidemic of opioid addiction often begins with prescription drugs for ailments like back pain. Pills, should not be the first choice for pain relief. Look to non-invasive treatments.
Many Americans with chronic back pain tend to completely shut down, avoiding usual activities, afraid their condition will only get worse. Before using anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxants, try alternative therapies like exercise, acupuncture, or massage therapy. Avoid opioid painkillers for relief of back pain.
Many symptoms associated with lower back pain come from muscle spasms. When your hips, glutes and hamstrings become fatigued your lower back tightens up. Shooting pain down the back or legs is the result of a pinched nerve. If you experience general achiness across your lower back, you may have arthritis.
Exercises to help—or prevent—nagging spasms, discomfort, and achiness in your back.
Swiss Ball Pikes
Reverse Hip Raises