Throwing out your back can be a sudden and major inconvenience. Zee Khan, M.D., a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon for Utica Park Clinic, gives tips on what to do if this happens.
What to do:
• If able, use over-the-counter (OTC) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.) or acetaminophens.
• Use heat/ice as needed.
• Rest initially but resume light activities when able. Light movements and stretching are important to prevent stiffness and restore motion... Read More »