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About This Practice:The INVISIBLE DISABILITY.
You can't see back or neck pain but it can stop you from doing even the simplest of day to day activities. If you have back pain, you are probably worried for several reasons:
* Is it serious?
* Will it get better?
* What can I do to help it get better? * Does this mean I will have pain for life?
Before you see your osteopath (ie us!), however, there is plenty that you can do to help relieve the pain you are in.
Firstly, get yourself an ice pack or frozen peas (just don't try to eat the peas afterwards!), wrap in some paper towel or tea towel and place onto the part of your back or neck that hurts. Leave it there for 5-10 minutes and repeat every 20 minutes. If your skin goes red you have left the pack on too long but not to worry, your body heat will bring everything back up to the right temperature.
If you can avoid using heat in the first 72hours of your injury this will prevent any swelling from being exacerbated and the pain being prolonged.
The next thing to do is to keep moving!
Historically you GP would advise painkillers and rest but this has since been proven to lengthen the time it takes for you to get better so get up and about and do gentle, slow, steady movement. The best example of this is just walking, cycling slowly, swimming or hugging your knees to your chest. Pelvic floor exercises can also help too.