Back pain, particularly lower back pain, is very common. It usually improves within a few weeks but sometimes lasts longer or keeps coming back.

 

Some tips for back pain:

  • Stay active and try to continue with your daily activities
  • Take anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen 
  • Use an ice pack (or bag of frozen peas) wrapped in a tea towel to reduce pain and swelling
  • ♨️ Use a heat pack (or hot water bottle) wrapped in a tea towel to relieve joint stiffness or muscle spasms
  • ♀️ Try doing some exercises and stretches for back pain