So, You’ve Thrown Out Your Back: Now What?
The first thing you need to do is get yourself into some sort of position where you are not going to fall over. If possible, stand up straight with your feet together or at least a few inches apart. Then sit down on the floor so that your knees are bent and your heels resting against the ground. Keep your head up and look around. Try to keep your eyes focused on something other than your own body. Take deep breaths in through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth. Make sure you don’t cough or gag during this exercise. After a minute, try to remain still for another minute before moving around again. Do this several times until you feel comfortable enough to walk around without falling over.
Once you have recovered from the pain, take a shower or bath. Do not use soap or shampoo because they may irritate your back. Use cold water only. When you wash off the dirt and grime, wash your hair with a soft brush and rinse it thoroughly with warm water. Then dry your hair using a towel if possible.
Avoid wearing tight clothing since it will make it harder for you to breathe and increase pressure on your spine which could lead to further injury. Try to avoid anything that will put pressure on your back and keep it loose at all times until the pain has vanished completely.
There are several natural home remedies you can use that didn’t require going to a drug store for medication. One of these is using an ice pack wrapped in a towel to apply directly on the injured area.
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‘I will not be thrown out of the country because I’m an immigrant’: Eastern European migrants’ responses to hate crime in a semi-rural context in the wake of Brexit by K Lumsden, J Goode, A Black – Sociological Research …, 2019 – journals.sagepub.com
Runaway or thrown out? A case study by Y Sjöblom – Young, 2004 – journals.sagepub.com
WPE Gets Thrown Out by R George – 2013 – Macmillan