Working behind a desk in an office for hours can be painful, right?

You may be familiar with the back pain that follows after working for long hours. The pain may seem slightly hurtful and unbearable later. Despite that, we overlook the pain and continuously put stress on our joints.

Back and joint pain is experienced by everyone irrespective of their age, race or gender. Daily, these stressful muscles experience damage. Several factors cause this pain - right from strains to activity and body weight.

Other factors that are responsible to cause pain are tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, sprains, osteoporosis, and even trauma. Whatever be the cause, there are numerous pain management options to prevent and relieve any type of pain. In this piece, we have listed a few tips to help relieve joint and back pain.

- Warm Baths

After a stressful workday, you can alleviate the pressure on your joints and muscles by indulging in a warm bath, also known as “hydrotherapy". To experience full and better results, you can dip your entire back. The best way to do this is to dip yourself into a bathtub. But if you don't have one, you can have a long and warm shower especially directed at your back.

- Use Ice Packs

Using ice packs, also known as "cryotherapy", are a good option to get relief from pain. It is believed that cold temperatures help to reduce the blood flow, which reduces tissue inflammation and swelling. If the pain you experience is new, ice packs can wonder in such cases and alleviate the discomfort. The best part - you can use ice packs whenever you feel pain. To avoid ice burns, make sure to wrap the ice pack in a towel or washcloth and then apply.

- Massage

If the pain is causing more discomfort, getting help from a professional masseuse or a chiropractor can be a savior. It can be an excellent way to get relieved back and joint pain. When you seek a professional, it will assure that your body is given the right massage by using the right strokes. This will ensure quick relief from pain.

- Take Pain Relieving Medicine

Most people opt for Ibuprofen for instant pain relief. But if you want to go a natural option, any dietary supplement containing curcumin can provide the much-needed relief from the stiffness or swelling. It can serve as a good alternative for prescription or OTC drugs. For people experiencing muscle spasms, you can opt for muscle relaxants.

- Exercising Regularly

Exercise can do wonders to your body issues and pain is one of them. Make to choose for an exercise regimen that is suitable for your stamina. Do not indulge in hardcore activities that may worsen your joint pain. Regular warming and stretching can even loosen up your joints and muscles. If done properly and consistently, even these simple activities can ease your pain.

- Physical Therapy

Sometimes, recent or past physical trauma can cause pain in the body. In such cases, a physical therapist can help you identify the cause of the pain and also provide relief. All you can do is book an appointment if not able to identify the origin of your pain and discomfort.

- Splint or Brace

In conditions where you experience unbearable pain and any other type of relief is not available, you can simply immobilize the pain by using a splint or a brace. Many times constant movement of joints can trigger and worsen your pain. So make sure to wrap it snugly and properly.

- Take Some Rest

Minor factors like sitting in a wrong posture or playing rough sports after years of passiveness can also cause episodes of muscle and joint pain. In such cases, you don't have to look for pain management options rather take proper rest. Make sure to get a good sleep whenever going through such kind of pain.

The Last Word

People can often treat back or joint pain with the aforementioned remedies and some patience. However, a person should speak to a doctor about chronic or severe back pain to ensure a healthy and pain-free life. The best treatments are ones that suit your lifestyle and that you can commit to in the long term.

Author's Bio: 

I am Sonia, a health and fitness blogger. Affiliated with IndiCure Health Tours, I have been writing for the medical tourism industry as well.