Here are 6 of the most important steps for fast lower back pain healing, as agreed upon by doctors from any of the Healthpointe clinics (such as the La Mirada clinic near Whittier, La Habra, Norwalk, Cerritos, Buena Park, and Santa Fe Springs):
#1 Exercise for Back Fitness
Engaging in active exercise should be under the direction of a physical therapist after an injury. Otherwise, you are worsening the extent of your injuries. Active exercise means listening to what your body is saying during a rehabilitation exercise program.
#2 Work with Professionals
Active exercise should be adopted with the close supervision of your Healthpointe doctor and physical therapist to maximize the healing process and minimize the risks for further injuries. The spine in particular has complicated structures requiring appropriate medical attention.
#3 Eat Properly
Adopt a healthy and balanced diet. Protein must be consumed in sufficient quantities to facilitate soft tissue growth while calories in the form of sugars, especially from pasta, bread and sweets, should be minimized; fats slow down healing.
#4 Stop Smoking
Cigarettes and their by-products slow down blood flow in the body. The slower the blood flow, the lesser the amount of oxygen and nutrients flowing into the soft tissues and bones, the slower the healing process.
#5 Get Adequate Sleep
Sleep allows the body to heal faster by allowing the cells to regenerate and the body to rest, thus, lessening the stresses placed on it.
#6 Manage Anxiety
Anxiety about pain can slow down healing in the lower back. This is because the central nervous system instructs the muscles around the affected area to stop functioning normally.
Be sure to control your use of medication against lower back pain, too. Many anti-pain medications have side effects with prolonged use.
Feel free to visit any of our clinics (such as the Long Beach clinic near Signal Hill, Carson, Seal Beach, Lakewood, Bellflower, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, and Los Alamitos) for more information.
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