A good nights sleep
A good night sleep is important for our health. Many people struggle with this, finding it hard to fall asleep, wake up in the night and even wake up with a sore neck or lower back.
Back pain will usually improve within a few weeks or months. There are several things you can try to help reduce your pain in the meantime.
Keep moving – One of the most important things you can do is to keep moving and continue with your normal activities as much as possible.
Ice and heat – Some people find that heat helps to ease the pain when back pain first starts. Cold (such as an ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables) on the painful area can help. Wrap the ice up in a towel. You can alternate between hot and cold.
If you are worried – please contact your doctor or please call me, I'm happy to help.
When to worry - If you have any issues going to the toilet, you can't go or you cannot stop yourself going, or numbness please contact your local NHS service for immediate advice.