What to do about acute low back pain?

If you are suffering from acute low back pain, the best advice we can give you, is to try and stay as active as you can. If your back pain is very severe, it may be difficult to stay physically active though. In very severe cases, it may be best to rest and take pain medication, until pain has become less intense.

Most often, acute back pain, is caused by a benign condition in the muscles, joints or ligaments in your spine. Before engaging in exercise, or other types of treatment for low back pain, it may be wise to take a screening test first. In many cases, simple home exercises, are an effective treatment to get rid of the pain.


There is a range of back exercises that can be effective, as a treatment of back pain, sciatica and pains from a herniated disc. However, one exercise does not cure all. Since 1999 we have been treating people suffering from back pain, and we know what exercises will work. Our exercises are intended to reduce the pain, and to remove the pain completely. Should exercise provoke the pain, the exercise is not right for you. We use a specific screening process, to identify the exact exercises, that will remove your pain. This screening process is built into our self-treatment program. Get access to the screening test, by downloading our free app, Pocket Spine Doc from Google Play or iOS App Store,


In 1-2% of people suffering from back pain, the cause is serious threat that may cause permanent disability or death. If you are in doubt about whether or not your condition is very serious, consult your doctor.


We recommend you to consult your doctor if you have severe constant pain radiating all the way into your leg and foot, if you are experiencing reduced skin sensation in and around your private parts or anus, if your leg is numb and the leg muscles feels weak. Also consult your doctor if you are unable to empty your bladder, or you are unable to control the exit of faeces or gas from your bowel. Also consult your doctor, if you are experiencing nausea, dizziness, fever or loss of appetite, in conjunction to back pain.

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