My Pet Back Relief.

Back Spasms. ..and what to do about them! 

I hope you never have a back spasm, but if you do you are best prepared for it.

If you have have back spasms and did not know how to heal then this is for you too.   

Back spasms are intensely painful and can strike you down in agony!

Each spasm may only last a short period of time but when they occur again and again it wears you down and the pain is unbelievable! 

So here is a quick run down of things to try and methods to help you .

At the first sign of a back spasm get some form of ICE such as an ice pack wrapped in a towel or frozen peas wrapped in a towel or  any form of ice wrapped in a towel - so as not to burn the skin- and hold it against the spasm.

I usually find 15 to 20 mins on and 15 to 20 mins off works best. Repeat as needed for the next 48 to 72 hours. At this time also Rest the muscle. Do not try any stretching or exercise of any kind. 

If the agony of a spasm is intense do try holding a tennis ball into the area to relax the muscle and reduce the intensity.

If the pain is bad you may need to use painkillers for a couple of days but do not get reliant on them. 

Next switch to HEAT. Any heat will do, for example a hot water bottle, a heat pad. A soak in a warm bath for about 20 mins can be very soothing. A very convenient and effective form of heat is an electrical  heat pad. If you can use an electrical heat pad where you can control the warmth and duration easily such as the Far Infra red Heat pad that is easiest for you.

This is the one I use which I was lucky enough to receive as a gift. It is exceptional as it is also utilises the healing power of jade, is very sturdy with a nice long electrical lead and you can change the heat setting s and timing settings very quickly and easily. There are two sizes. as well to suit your needs.

Click on the picture below to learn more about it. 


The next stage of recovery is twofold. Do look into Trigger Point Therapy. Even though the muscle spasms may be starting to ease the trigger points that contributed are still there and need addressing for long term recovery. 

The next piece of the puzzle is gentle stretching, but not any old stretches. You need to know if you have muscle imbalances and if so what they are.

The best system I found is Lose The Back Pain system by the Healthy Back Institute. Here you learn about your back, you r muscle imbalances and exactly what to do to correct them. The exercises are easy to follow and personally I find it very effective.

 Click on the picture below to learn more about it. 













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