Lower Back Pain Action Plan

People suffering from general lower-back pain usually complain of a dull, aching feeling; a tight, “locked up” sensation that limits movement; or sharp pains.

Sometimes these sensations are accompanied by radiating pain in the legs and/or feet.

All these symptoms can be caused by imbalances within your physical body, mind (e.g., stress), and/or diet.

Lower back pain can also be caused by pulled muscles, disc problems, arthritic conditions, or joint dysfunction.

It can either be acute or chronic.

Acute pain is that which has occurred recently, and chronic pain is one that you’ve experienced over a longer period of time.

Trauma (injury) and muscle imbalances are the most common causes of lower back pain.

While you would know the precise trauma which caused your pain, you probably wouldn’t be aware of the muscle imbalance until it resulted in pain.

That’s because it happens slowly, over a period of time.

Muscle imbalances affect your posture, causing “postural dysfunctions,” which may include abnormal alignment of the pelvis and abnormal curvature of the spine. This misalignment causes increased wear and tear on the joints, muscles, and ligaments–even the discs.

Traditional treatments offered by physicians for lower back pain include cortisone injections, muscle relaxants, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Chiropractors and physical therapists may provide offer spinal mobilization, hot packs, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and therapeutic exercises.

In some instances, surgery is suggested, but I believe it should always be your last option.

Lower back pain caused by muscles imbalances cannot be treated effectively through most of the above treatments.

In order to reduce or eliminate the pain, you first have to correct what caused it.

The most effective treatment is to correct the muscle imbalance and restore postural balance.

This treatment works in relieving lower back pain and in preventing future incidences of it.

Temporary Pain Relief — Action Plan

Read about all the elements of a successful temporary pain relief action plan

These are the three you should begin today, in order of importance

  1. Far infrared heat therapy

  2. Pain-relief cream

  3. Natural anti-inflammatory (e.g., proteolytic enzyme supplements)

Long-Term Relief — Action Plan

  1. Muscle-Balance Therapy

  2. Trigger-point therapy

  3. Inversion therapy

  4. Emotional troubleshooting

  5. Dietary adjustments

Filed Under: 7 Day Back Pain Cure, Lower Back Pain
Written By:
Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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6 thoughts on “Lower Back Pain Action Plan”

  1. Avatar Bobit Rayos says:

    What causes lower back pain

  2. Avatar Admin says:

    Hi Bobit,

    Thank you for your question. A good place to start to learn about back pain, causes etc is our free Back Pain Book the 7 Day Back Pain Cure. It includes information regarding the back, treatment options and pain relief. We do hope you find it informative and useful.

    http://losethebackpain.com/7daybackpaincure.html

    Thank you
    Admin (THBI)

  3. Avatar DEBRA says:

    I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH LOWER BACK PAIN FOR ALMOST ALL MY 65 YRS ON THIS PLANET. I HAVE BEEN TO (BONE CRUSHERS), CHIRO, I’VE ALSO SEEN TOP SHELF SURGEONS THAT WON’T TOUCH ME, DUE TO BEING TO MANGLED IN MY BACK N LOWER BACK. I HAVE BEEN GETTING MASSAGES, THAT HELP SOME BUT THE PAIN IS CONSTANT, ALSO DUE TO HAVING CANCER, MY DOCTOR PUT ME ON OXY, WHICH HELPS ME A LOT, BUT I’D LIKE TO RELEASE ALL THESE DRUGS AND CLEAN MY BODY OF ALL THE TOXINS. I’VE ALSO HAD EPIDURALS IN THE PAST, WHICH LAST SOMETIMES FOR 1 YEAR., BUT ALL OF THESE GET VERY EXPENSIVE N I’M ON A FIXED BUDGET OF UNDER $1, OOO PER MONTH…………………..I HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO READ YOUR BOOK, BUT THAT’S TOP OF THE LIST.I SURE HOPE IT CAN HELP ME

  4. Avatar Steve says:

    Please come back to us once you read the book, It may just change your life…

    Steve HBI-Staff

  5. Avatar Gary Rosenthal says:

    what are your thoughts on true leg length differences and low back pain? What do you suggest in this case?

    1. Avatar Steve says:

      Gary, True leg length difference is common but there is a second part to the story, if you do have a true leg length difference you will tend to stand on that side more then the other and in time over time you will make that a habit and that habit will cause additional change in the pelvis making the true leg length difference appear worse than it really is…

      And once someone is told they have a “true leg length difference” and after decades of your pelvis adapting to it, people begin to believe the issue is not correctable and then people give us, only allowing the condition to continue to progress and then after several more decades, they are now “structurally changes” and what they feared will come true and they will be screwed for life…

      Any and all leg length issues can be stabilized, you just need to educate your self about it and look at it as a lifelong management issue, that can keep you happy, healthy and whole…

      Our book The 7 Day Back Pain Cure is a great start…

      Thanks

      Steve HBI-Staff

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