The spine is no wonder called the "pillar of life." The general well-being of a person, the level of his activity and even his mood depends on his condition. Day after day, our spine can withstand considerable stress, causing damage to the intervertebral discs, scoliosis, and other problems. All of them signal about their appearance with pains of various intensity and localization.
However, the occurrence of unpleasant sensations is not always associated with the development of osteochondrosis, intervertebral hernia, etc. Often, sharp pain and stiffness in movements is a consequence of the banal hypothermia of the back. Usually we say in such cases: "Blowed back." What are the features of this disease and the best measures to combat it?
How can you "blow" your back?
Basically, this problem occurs in the summer. Significant temperature differences on the street and in air-conditioned rooms, drafts in public transport and climate control in a private car, a breeze blowing on your hot back after hard physical labor ... The factors leading to the emergence of severe pain can be listed for a long time.
Why does pain appear?
Unpleasant sensations are really nothing more than muscle spasm. Physical activity in combination with high air temperature leads to an increase in the intensity of blood flow. This factor, in turn, ensures excellent heating of the muscles. Once under a cold stream of air (or a contrast shower), they are sharply compressed, which guarantees a person the appearance of severe pain.
The main symptoms that appear when blowing back
Basically, a painful condition manifests itself the next day after exposure to cold air or water on your muscles. If your product has a back, symptoms may be as follows:
- stiffness of movement, accompanied by severe pain - "lumbago";
- feeling of "petrified" muscles;
- the development of the inflammatory process, accompanied by fever;
- painful urination;
- reduced levels of efficiency, apathy and depression;
- pain gives back, buttocks or legs. Such symptoms indicate the development of neuro-radicular type of inflammation.
How can I get rid of the disease?
So, the product has a back - how to treat this ailment? To overcome the pain, depending on its intensity, you can do it yourself or with the help of a competent specialist. In any case, the sooner you start treatment, the faster you can achieve a positive effect (avoiding complications - inflammation of muscle tissue, nerves, etc.).
The treatment plan should consist of several points.
Ensuring proper rest for supercooled muscles
If possible, arrange yourself 1-2 days of bed rest. Discard the soft feather beds and pillows. Your back needs a tight, even orthopedic basis. Under this condition, you can quickly get rid of muscle spasm.
Warming ointments and compresses
What to do if you have blown your back? First you should visit the doctor and find out the reasons for the myalgia that occurred. Having obtained the permission of a specialist, you can use the following means available to you:
- Ointment "Finalgon", "Denebol", "Viprosal" or others;
- tinctures on alcohol or vodka;
- woolen shawls or dog wool belt;
- canvas bag filled with heated salt or grits.
You can also use compresses from cabbage leaf, covered with a mixture of honey and mustard, rubbing with interior grease, tincture of dandelion or comfrey (on alcohol).
Many to the question "If you have blown back, than to treat?" answer: "Of course, going to the sauna!". In fact, this is not the best solution. For a while, refuse to visit such establishments and take hot baths. Exposure to highly heated water or steam can exacerbate your problem by triggering puffiness.
Many face the phenomenon of back flushing, which is why it is considered quite commonplace and does not require special attention. But in this situation, it is important to remember: if you do not heal yourself, throw a hand on your back and humbly endure pain, this can threaten diseases of the internal organs and the spine.