First, you must understand that everyone for the most part has access to a huge arsenal of tools for combating, eliminating and managing back pain. But not everyone has the same degree and cause of back pain. For example, too much rest or relaxation (a tool for getting rid of back pain) has the potential to be detrimental to your health if weak and underdeveloped muscles are the underlying cause of your back pain. The better you are at identifying the cause of back pain for your own particular situation, the more specific and exact your arsenal of tools will become to effectively eliminate your back pain for good. Arthritis - patients with osteoarthritis commonly experience problems with the joints in the hips, lower back, knees and hands. In some cases spinal stenosis can develop - the space around the spinal cord narrows. Abnormal curvature of the spine - if the spine curves in an unusual way the patient is more likely to experience back pain. An example is scoliosis , when the spine curves to the side. Cancer of the spine - a tumor located on the spine may press against a nerve, resulting in back pain. A large number of patients opt for complementary therapies, as well as conventional treatments; some opt just for complementary therapies. Once your initial back pain subsides, try going for a walk. Don't carry anything and keep your head up. This kind of gentle exercise can reduce back spasms and improve your mood. If the walk doesn't reduce or eliminate the pain, it will at least take your mind off of it. To get temporary relief from back pain, consider both ice and heat for at-home treatment. Ice is most effective in reducing pain from a recent injury as it helps to reduce inflammation. Meanwhile, heat is more effective at penetrating deeply to soothe more serious injuries related to chronic back pain. There are two types of back pain - short term and chronic. I will attempt to explain them here. Both cause extreme discomfort that can sometimes be alleviated with these easy tips. Short-term back pain is classified as acute and can last from a few days to a few months. It is most often associated with muscle strain or injury and is helped by resting and sometimes medication under a doctor's care. Short-term back therapy is also used, to strengthen core muscles and get the sufferer back to normal. Pain goes all the way into the foot 13%. Younger patients are more likely to refer pain distal to the knee. Pain from cold damp obstruction is worse in the morning, exacerbated by cold and damp weather. It improves with heat and may be accompanied by numbness, swelling and a sense of heaviness. TCM works to restore harmony and energetic balance to the body which stimulates natural healing and promotes health. Acupuncture is one of the primary modalities used and treatment is individual to each patient. Pain is experienced by everyone and is usually manifested with trauma, to a certain part of the body. It is basically the transmission of the nerves, communicating and passing nerve messages through the neurons. In spinal osteoarthritis, the joints become inflamed and pain may be felt when performing even the simplest of activities like standing, sitting or walking. Over time, bone spurs i.e. small irregular growths on the bone, also called osteophytes, typically form on the vertebral joints and around the spinal vertebrae which may become so large as to cause irritation or entrapment of nerves passing through spinal structures and result in spinal stenosis (diminished room for the nerves to pass). If you need a spine fusion surgery and are uninsured, check out the medical tourism option that enables you to receive top quality surgery at a substantially discounted price. Wall Squats are performed by pretending to sit with your back against the wall and your legs pushing you against the wall to support your weight. This exercise helps to work out your lower back and legs, giving them the strength needed to support your low back. Pull a knee in to your chest as a stretch to loosen up the muscles in your hamstring and keep your lower back flexible. Alternate knees to loosen up both sides, and make sure to pull the leg tightly and stand straight for the most effective stretch.