How to Manage Inflammatory Back Pain in Vacaville

How to Manage Inflammatory Back Pain in Vacaville

Chiropractic Vacaville CA How to Manage Inflammatory Back Pain

You may require some prescription medication to help manage inflammatory back pain (IBP) in Vacaville. The most common type of medication is the typical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and some patients claim that it's effective. In fact, sticking to your recommended treatment should help manage any discomfort that comes with IBP.

With the many available medications, it's possible to stop the progression of the disease but if it's the other way around, the effectiveness will be lost and will eventually continue its progress. Once it progresses, there will be serious complications such as spinal deformities and fractures. Also, if your symptoms worsen, you may find it difficult to go to work or even do your daily routines.


steps to keep your inflammatory back pain in check, in Vacaville

So, apart from following the medication prescribed by your doctor, here are some steps that you can do to keep your inflammatory back pain in check:

  1. Perform deep breathing exercises to maintain lung capacity - Breathing is a form of exercise that could benefit your IBP. Simple breathing exercises involve a repeated deep inhaling and exhaling to expand your lung capacity and reduce inflammation in your rib joints.
    • If your IBP progresses to ankylosing spondylitis, it could easily affect your rib joints. This can affect the ability of your ribcage to rise and fall as you breathe, which could make it challenging for your lungs to work properly especially during strenuous activity.
  2. Lift heavy items properly - Staying active is ideal for IBP but lifting something heavy isn't. You should avoid moving bulky, high-weight objects. Also, make sure to use your leg muscles more when lifting objects than those in your back.
  3. Choose the right mattress - Sleeping on the right mattress won't get rid of your IBP, but it could help you maintain a good posture while you rest.
    • A firm mattress - not too hard and not too soft - is the ideal choice. Make sure to also sleep on your abdomen for a good 30 minutes each night to maintain proper posture. Also, good sleep can benefit your overall well-being while poor sleep may cause chronic low-back pain.
  4. Fall-proof your home - It is important that you make your home even safer by adding something that could prevent falls. Having inflammatory back pain can make you at risk for spinal fractures, which is why you need to avoid falls at all costs.
    • Any "trip points" should be removed from your home and be careful on steps as well as getting in and out of the shower. Nonslip rugs or floor mats in the kitchen and bathroom can prove to be useful.
  5. Adapt your workspace for good posture - Being employed and suffering from IBP can be difficult since you're always looking for ways to improve your posture at work. The best way to adapt it is to have a standing desk or probably use an ergonomic chair or both. It can be more helpful to alternate standing and sitting instead of doing just one.
    • Make sure to also position your monitor and keyboard so that you're not hunched when working on your desk or when you're trying to reach for some object on the table.

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