Kerrville: Treating Your Aches & Pains

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“Overcome Pain Naturally!” TREATING YOUR ACHES & PAINS

Are you one of the many people who suffer from aches and pains in their neck or back? Each episode of back ache or pain can become progressively worse, lasting longer and traveling to the arms, buttocks or legs. If you don’t stop the cycle of pain and discover the root cause, the damage to your body may lead to eventual failure of the spinal structures. However, if you address and treat the cause of your pain early through the right physical therapy, drasticmeasures such as surgery can often be avoided. Here are some suggestions to help ease your pain: ICE & HEAT For muscle pain from overuse or injury, rest that body part and apply ice for the first 24 - 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing and helps blood flow. SLEEP Be sure to get plenty of sleep to allow your body to heal. The amount of sleep you need is dependent on your body. Some people only require 7 hours, others 9. Also, make sure you have a good mattress and sleep on your side or back with pillow support for your legs. If you sleep on your side, put the pillow between your legs. If you sleep on your back, put the pillow behind your thighs.

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