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Treating Upper Back Pain / Lower Back Pain

Most adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives.1 Both upper and lower back pain can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from injury to bad posture. While you might not always know the root cause, there are steps you can take to start feeling better and get back to your regular routine.

Managing and Treating Back Pain

If you have back pain, you can take effective measures to alleviate your symptoms quickly. Try the following at‐home tips to help you manage the symptoms of back pain until you start feeling better:

Stretch it out

Try a few simple stretches. Stand up and put your hands on your back. Then bend slowly backwards just a little. Hold and release.

Adjust your posture

Having good posture makes a huge difference. Try sitting and standing with your shoulders back, and using a chair with good lower back support.

Get some sleep

Make sure you have a good firm mattress. If you sleep on your side, try putting a pillow between your knees while you sleep to support your back.

Lift carefully

If you’re lifting something heavy, bend from your knees and use the strength of your legs to lift to reduce pressure on your back and avoid further injury.

Treating Back Pain

If you are already suffering from back pain, over‐the‐counter treatment can help alleviate symptoms and reduce sensations of pain. For fast relief, try MOTRIN® Liquid Gels. They contain ibuprofen, a fast‐acting pain reliever that works to stop pain where it starts.

Another highly effective option to ease body pain and relax tense muscles is MOTRIN® Platinum Muscle and Body. It offers a powerful dual action formula with a muscle relaxant called methocarbamol2 combined with the pain relief of ibuprofen to help you get back on your feet in no time!

This information does not constitute a diagnosis of any medical condition or medical advice. Do not substitute this information for medical advice. Always consult your physician or health care provider if you have medical or health questions or concerns. To be sure this product is right for you, always read and follow the label.

1 http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/backpain/detail_backpain.htm
2 http://www.livestrong.com/article/4006‐need‐methocarbamol/