Many would argue that back pain is inevitable and for some it becomes a sudden reality. Bending over to pick up a piece of paper, moving furniture, or reaching for something in the car's back seat; one of these scenarios may sound familiar to you. At home or at work, you need to know what to do when a sudden attack of back pain occurs. Fortunately, most back pain will get better naturally. But in order to improve your chances of recovery and to save yourself a trip to your doctor's office, you need to learn some first aid for back pain.
Those of you familiar with life-saving first aid remember the ABC's (Airway, Breathing, and Circulation). Let's apply the ABC's to your back; "A" for arrest the offending activity, "B" for balance the pressure, "C" for control the inflammation. With the ABC's for sudden back pain, you can quickly recover from a sudden back pain attack.
Let's go back to the scenarios: bending, lifting, and twisting (the BLT's). All of these activiti...
My righthand eye was operated april 2013 and I started having sudden pain back in my head in december and I am still experiencing the pain what do I do? Iteh.
Please, get off the computer right now and call your doctor. Unexplained head pain should always be investigated, and the only person who can safely tell you what's causing it and what should be done about it is a doctor who reviews your medical history, discusses your symptoms with you, and examines you - in person .
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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