Glacier Chiropractic
1702 NW Market Street
Seattle WA 98107

At Home Tips For Back Pain

At Home Tips For Back Pain

At Glacier Chiropractic, serving you in Ballard and throughout the Seattle area, we understand that sometimes you need some good at home tips for back pain. We are dedicated to providing you with the services and knowledge necessary to achieve natural pain relief. In between your regularly scheduled visits or during times when you cant make it to the office these techniques may help.

Improve Back Pain At Home

Back pain relief at home involves logical troubleshooting. You need first to pinpoint what’s causing your back to hurt. Is it stress, your posture, and injury? Once you discover what’s causing the pain, you can act. Here are some gentle ways to improve back pain at home:

  • Cold Or Hot Packs
  • Massages With Herbal Ointments
  • Warm Epsom Salt Baths
  • A Medium Firm Mattress Choice
  • Using Shoe Inserts
  • Positive Thinking
  • Staying Active

Hydrate, Soak & Freeze Away Back Pain

If the affected area is swelling, before popping a pain pill consider grabbing an ice pack. When the swelling has subsided, switch between ice packs and lukewarm packs to loosen tight muscles and increase oxygen flow. This activates your natural healing process.

Stay Active & Maintain Posture Awareness

Take time to evaluate your shoes, bed, pillow, office chair, and even your wardrobe. Old spring mattresses and soft beds with dips and curves can cause a stiff upper torso. Instead of resting your back to alleviate back pain, it’s best to stay active and limit bed rest by getting outside, moving, and carefully stretching. Gentle exercises can also help to reduce your discomfort.

Think Positive & Breath Deep

Part of avoiding back pain is placing mind over matter. Your pain is very real, but stress and negative emotions can make it worse. That’s why it’s so important to stay positive if pain should arise. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is simply the idea of changing a negative thought into a positive idea, which facilitates the body’s natural ability to heal and relieve pain.

Prevent Or Relief Back Pain Today

When possible, we encourage you to call and schedule a proper spine evaluation with us at Glacier Chiropractic in Ballard. Back pain can ruin your entire day if not managed appropriately. These tips along with routine chiropractic care and daily posture awareness can prevent back pain from turning into chronic back pain. We can help you to uncover what’s causing your pain and design a treatment plan to reverse the symptoms. Your pain-free, active and healthy life is our goal.

Glacier ChiropracticAt Glacier Chiropractic in Ballard we provide professional and affordable chiropractic care. We treat a variety of spine and extremity conditions from our convenient Seattle area location.

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Looking for a chiropractor near Seattle? We're close to the following areas: Ballard, Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Crown Hill, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Wallingford, Fremont, Magnolia, Queen Anne & Westlake.