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Immediate management of acute low back or neck pain


The information contained on this site is intended as general guidance and information only, and should not be relied upon as a basis for planning individual medical care or as a substitute for specialist medical advice in each case.  To the extent permissible by law, the authors and clinic accept no liability for any loss, injury or damage however incurred (including negligence) as a consequence, whether directly or indirectly, of the author of the contracts of this web page/site.

If you are experiencing pain, these simple steps may help:

Minimise sitting – try to alternate between short periods of rest i.e. up to 1 hour with short standing of gentle walking or standing.

Take regular painkillers as prescribed by a pharmacist

Apply gentle heat i.e. microwavable hot pack wrapped in a towel to the area for 10-15 minutes and lay in as comfortable a position as possible

(if there is swelling use cold therapy – see PRICE)

Try gentle movements of your neck or back while lying, ideally after heat.

If you have severe pins and needles/numbness in both arms or legs and difficulty passing water seek an urgent medical opinion