Lumbago - Sciatica - Backache

It is important to avoid too long periods in bed: a light physical activity helps the recovery, obviously avoiding those movements that increase pain.

If lumbago is caused by an acute trauma it can be useful to initially apply ice. The latter can be applied for 15 minutes several times a day. Once spasm and acute pain are gone, heat can be applied.

With regard to body belt and corset, opinions are sometimes discordant therefore it is necessary a suggestion of an orthopedic specialist. In fact, even if they help keeping warmth on the damaged area, they tend to weaken the back muscle in the long term. For this reason it is better to do some exercises in order to reinforce the musculature.