Oh My Aching Back: Muscle Pain Relief

There are many activities that an individual may perform that can cause muscle pain. Some of those activities can include participation in sport’s activities, physical labor, twisting the body in the wrong way or even experiencing stress.

However, regardless of what causes the aches and pains in the muscles, the bottom line is that the individual who is experiencing this painful condition wants relief. Therefore, muscle pain relief is foremost on an individual’s mind.

Fortunately, there are many methods that can bring muscle pain relief. These methods can include simple pain remedies or the use of home remedies.

Simple Pain Remedies For Muscle Pain Relief

There are a number of simple pain remedies that are available to help with aches and pains and provide muscle pain relief. In addition, those methods that provide muscle pain relief can be through the use of simple medications, home remedies or by taking certain actions that will help to alleviate the pain. Often these simple pain medications are called analgesics. Analgesic is derived from the Greek algesic which means the sense of pain. In addition, the prefix of a means lessened, loss or without. Therefore, the entire word of analgesic means without pain.

Examples of analgesics could be aspirin, ibuprofen, or various brand named medications that contain analgesic properties. Often these types of medications are very mild and do not require a prescription from a doctor and can be purchased over-the-counter.

Other methods in which the individual may find muscle pain relief is through heat. The application of heat through a heating pad or hot compress can soothe the muscle and reduce the pain. If applying heat to provide muscle pain relief it is best to apply the heat for a minimum of 20 minutes. In addition, it is important that the intensity of the heat is warm enough to provide relief, but not hot enough to produce scalding of the affected area.

One additional simple product that may provide temporary muscle pain relief is a topical product that is applied directly to the area. An example of this type of pain relief product is a muscle pain relief cream. Often these creams contain a percentage of an ingredient called Salicylate.

One other simple muscle pain relief option to prevent further occurrences of muscle pain is to exercise the muscles of the body. Therefore, it is important that warm-up and stretching exercises be performed before doing any strenuous exercise.

Also, another susceptible area to muscle pain is the lower back. Therefore, there are lower back exercises that can be accomplished to make sure that the lower muscles of the back are strengthened.

In addition, it is important that lifting of any heavy objects be done properly. This means that any heavy lifting should really be accomplished by the legs.