Home Remedies for Help with Low Back Pain

  1. Call a massage professional (such as me) and book a treatment, then go for your appointment. Relaxing the tight muscles always helps.
  2. Try any of the methods below, and if they help, continue using them, but if they hurt then stop.
  3. The first day your back bothers you, use an ice pack for 5-10 minutes 1-3 times a day. If that is relieving, continue to use that treatment subsequent days.
  4. After that first day, soak in a warm-hot bath and make sure that what is tight and hurting is underwater. Lie there and relax.
  5. Check with your doctor on using NYSADs.
  6. Lie down and gently draw one or both knees towards your chest, hold in this position and take a few breaths, feel your back letting go, then slowly release your knee(s).
  7. Call a massage professional (such as me) and book another treatment, then go for your appointment. If pain and tightness persist, get an appointment with you MD and/ or PT.