Lower back pain

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we discuss various tips to help relieve your lower back pain.

In Chesterfield, Dr. Christopher Marshall is treating lower back pain.

Lift with your legs, not your back. Keep your back vertical, bend your knees, and let them do the work.

Warm compresses can help relieve minor back spasms. Anti-inflammatory medications can help if you're allowed to take them.

See your doctor if pain becomes incapacitating or if there is numbness/tingling or weakness in any of the extremities.

Copyright 2013 WWBT NBC12.  All rights reserved.