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Short-term back pain

Back pain is one of the most common diseases of civilization and can occur at any age. It most often affects the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. It has various causes (lack of exercise, sedentary work, poor posture, overweight) and is associated with a number of other manifestations (muscle pain, muscle tension and stiffness, joint pain).

Recommended regime measures:

  • Appropriate exercise recommended by a physiotherapist or orthopedist,
  • Physiotherapy,
  • Massages,
  • Keep your back warm, protect yourself from drafts,
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects and jerky unnatural movements.

Treatment in adults:

Use over-the-counter painkillers for a short period of time and to a limited extent

  • Try local creams, gels, patches.
  • In case of insufficient action, add tablets / capsules containing eg diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, acetylsalicylic acid.
  • Guaifenesin tablets can be used to relax the muscles.