What Do I Do If My Lower Back Is Seized Up In The Morning?
5/28/20210 Comments

​1. Take 10 deep breaths if possible
2. Find a couple movements that feel good. Find a direction of movement that feels okay.
3. If cleared by your doctor, NSAIDs can help. (tylenol) (this is not advice telling you to take medication)
4. Heat/ice
5. Recognize that usually when your back seizes up, it’s not due to anything seriously dangerous occuring like cancer, a fracture, or anything like that. If you’ve had recent trauma then yes, you should get that checked out.
6. Red Flags would include worsening numbness, tingling, weakness, and bowel and bladder changes. This would indicate a need to see your physician ASAP.

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