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What are some basic tips for taking care of back pain at home?

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General recommendations are to gradually build up your activity level as soon as possible. Experts usually don't recommend bed rest for more than a day or two. Don't do any activities that stretch or strain your back too much.

From: Back Pain Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Treating Back Pain Conservatively: Medication and Bedrest."

UpToDate: "Approach to the diagnosis and evaluation of low back pain in adults."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Low Back Pain Fact Sheet."

 

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Treating Back Pain Conservatively: Medication and Bedrest."

UpToDate: "Approach to the diagnosis and evaluation of low back pain in adults."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Low Back Pain Fact Sheet."

 

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 17, 2018

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