Getting rid of back pain may be as easy as resting or it can be a very complicated and serious treatment process if your condition is really a problematic case. Good thing that Dubai has some of the best medical facilities and doctors, nurses, and therapists to help patients manage or cure their back pain issues.
If you are undergoing back pain treatment Dubai physiotherapy clinics may also recommend you do some home remedies that could also alleviate the pain you feel and make you progress faster towards your total healing. Here are some of the home care techniques you can do to manage your back pain:
Take non-prescription medication – you don’t have to necessarily have strong prescription drugs in order to get rid of your back pain. Some very effective medications for back pain and other types of body pains like head ache, tooth ache, joint paints, etc. are available right at your grocery or friendly neighborhood pharmacy. For example, you can buy Ibuprofen, which is a very effective over-the-counter medication to relieve pain. The specific brand will depend on your preference or availability at the pharmacy. But you can always ask your doctor during one of your routine check ups what specific brand he or she can recommend.
Always have some topical agents at home – these are the ointments, oils, and rubs that you can use to relieve muscle pain. These products would usually contain Camphor and Menthol, which have been proven to effectively relieve tension and inflammation on our muscles. Again, they can easily be bought at supermarkets, drug stores, and at hospitals and you can liberally apply them on to the affected or painful part of your body for temporary or even permanent relief of your pain.
Keep ice stored in your freezer and have a heat compress as well – sometimes you don’t even need to take any drugs or lather on any sort of ointment to get rid of back pain and other muscle pain. All you need is to get some ice from your freezer, put them in a plastic, wrap that with a small towel, and then apply it on top of the affected area to relieve inflammation. An ice pack is best for the first 24-48 hours of the pain because it will get rid of the swelling more effectively than a warm compress. After the 24-48 hours have passed and you still feel some pain, you can go ahead and switch to a warm compress and have that stay on the painful part for at least 10 minutes. You can easily buy a warm compress at drug stores or medical supply stores. Whichever technique you are using, just remember that you have to give your skin a rest, so after 20 minutes of continuous use, you have to remove the warm or cold compress for a while and repeat after your skin has taken a break. This will help you avoid getting skin burns.
Remember, you should still combine these methods with regular check ups from a qualified physician and do not skip your physical therapy sessions at your respective sports clinic in Dubai.