How to use ice to alleviate back pain
Ice is a natural anaesthetic, and can in a large quantity help you out if you are suffering any type of ache or pain which requires numbing or relief. There are various ways to apply ice to make sure that it works well to relieve any back pain you are suffering from, and helps to reduce inflammation and swelling and prevents further damage to the tissues surrounding your injury. Remember that ice won’t work in all cases, and that if you are suffering from bad back or neck pain you should see your doctor.
When your pain is caused by a whiplash injury in Alva
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Alva then you should see a doctor to be prescribed any medications or treatments which will help you to heal more quickly. You can also call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your whiplash injury in Alva and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do then experienced and dedicated injury lawyers will take on your whiplash injury in Alva case on a 100% no win no fee* basis and will work on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Work out whether the pain is muscle or spine
If you have injured your spine, or suspect that you have injured your spine then you should go immediately to a doctor to get medical attention. Spinal injuries can lead to permanent paralysis if they go untreated, so you need to be certain of what you are dealing with. However, muscle pain can be dealt with easily using ice.
Use ice as soon as possible
For back pain caused by injuries, using ice as soon as you can will actually stop the injury from getting any worse, and ensure that you recover more quickly. It can also prevent you from feeling too much pain as ice will numb the area and, if applied for a decent amount of time will bring down the swelling and inflammation as well.
Try an ice massage
Although this may sound like a bit of a quirky treatment, an ice massage can be incredibly effective after an accident. Just fill a paper cup with water and freeze it until it is solid. You can then peel back the top of the cup and ask a friend or family member to rub this solid ice over your back in circular motions, paying close attention to the areas which hurt the most. This treatment can help to treat muscle spasms and chronic pain, as well as providing relief when you are most in pain.