Back & Body Pain

Backaches and other pains in the neck.

Sometimes it seems that the harder you work, the more you hurt. Understanding where back and body pain comes from helps in discovering ways to protect yourself from strain or injury. In addition, knowing the best way to help your back and body heal after they become irritated or injured is vital to recovery. Remember, you aren’t alone! Almost 80% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives.

Causes

Sprains and strains in the back occur from lifting something improperly, picking up something that is too heavy, or overstretching. These types of movements can also cause spasms in your back muscles, which tend to be painful. Muscular aches and arthritis can cause pain in other parts of your body as well.

Symptoms

Symptoms of back pain vary widely depending on what exactly caused the back pain to begin. Some back pain is sharp while others leave individuals with a dull throbbing in their back. These symptoms can also apply to other parts of the body that are experiencing pain such as your knees or shoulders. You may also find mild swelling in areas where you are experiencing pain as your body tries to heal itself.

Treatment

OTC medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen. Goody’s® Extra Strength Headache Powder utilizes the combination of aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine to combat headache pain.

  • Rest! Find a comfortable position and stay there. If you continue to exert yourself your body won’t have the chance to heal and you can make your injury worse.
  • Apply ice for 10 to 15 minutes every hour.
  • Take a mild, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory like aspirin or acetaminophen (such as Goody's® Back & Body Pain) as soon as you can.

The tips above should help you deal with mild back and body pain. If you find that your back or body pain is long lasting or especially painful, it is best to seek medical attention right away.


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