Dealing with Back Pain

Acute back pain is usually short-lived and most people will see a huge improvement in their back by doing the following:

  • Taking regular pain relief like paracetamol, to allow you to move normally.
  • Taking anti-inflammatory tablets like ibuprofen as well if you need to.
  • Continuing with your day-to-day life as much as possible.
  • Making sure you get a good balance of rest and activity - see our general health advice

If you are not starting to get better in 1 week, or your pain is severe see your GP. Remember pain does not mean you are damaging your back, it will hurt as you move back to health.

There is more information in our patient information leaflet, which you can access by clicking on the link to the right.