Physiotherapy Oakvile Guidelines For Back Pain
Our team of Physiotherapists recommend the rescue position if you are in severe acute pain!
Hi, Dr. Steve Knighton here from Glen Abbey Physiotherapy here in Oakville. Thank you for joining us again for another healthy living tip from our Live Pain Free series. In today’s health tip we are going to talk about how to use the rescue position for relief of back pain.
What we are looking at today is a person who injured their back. What they can do at home and what they can do to help them out before they come see a medical professional or if they even need to. Here is a tip of a simple stretch they can do to help reduce the pain before they come to see us at the office. If you have pulled your back doing any thing at all and have back pain, this is a great thing to do first.
We call this the rescue position:
1. First you want to lie on a hard surface like the floor with your feet up on a couch or chair. You can move your bum a little closer or further away from the couch to make sure you have a 90 degree angle behind your knees. This will give a little bit of relaxation to the back muscle, especially if it’s in a lot of pain. More stretches for stretches for back pain can be found HERE.
2. Next what you can do is to get an ice pack – ( NOT HEATED ) Make sure you wrap the ice pack like you learned in the previous lesson How to ice and injury information can be here. Place the ice pack directly under your lower back and keep it there for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. After that point you remove the ice pack, try to get up slowly and walk around and see how much better the pain feels.
Wait about 15 to 20 minutes and go back into the rescue position and re-apply the ice pack as well. Keep this on for another 15 to 20 minutes, then remove the ice pack, get up and walk around. If after 2 times you do not see an improvement you should seek the advice of a medical professional.
Want to prevent your pain from coming back try this one physiotherapy recommended exercise every morning.
If your pain and swelling does not decrease from the rescue position for back pain relief make sure you see a medical professional right away.
This information can help relieve severe acute back pain, but we still suggest you to check out more helpful tips from our best acupuncture provider. Oakville Acupuncture Treatment HERE
If you or a family member need immediate treatment for pain or injury please call us right away to schedule an appointment 905-827-3593.