Hi, my back has been really hurting for the past week and a hlaf or so, it all started when i was in the pool with my friends, we were playing chicken (a pool game where a person gets on 2 peaples back and try to push the other person off) After that my back started to hurt. It didnt hurt for maybe 3-4 days, then 1 day playing flashlight tag it started to hurt again. When im relaxed and not exeriting much energy, its fine maybe a little tiny pain, but when i go out and play, baseball practice, or anything that takes energy it really starts to hurt, im only 12 years old, What should i do? i know its bad to hurn your back at a young age, so what should i do to make it better? ty
Backs can be difficult, and some people are genetically more likely to have trouble with their backs. If you hurt your back, the first thing you need to do is to rest it so that that the damage gets repaired. That takes longer than just the time it takes for the pain to go, as you discovered playing flashlight tag - you need to avoid anything vigorous for a few weeks at least.
As your back starts getting better, you should start some back exercises to help strengthen it, but ease into them very gently. If you keep up back exercises it will help keep back problems away.
Your bed is important when you have a bad back. Soft beds are a no-no. You need a bed that provides firm support. If necessary, sleep on the floor.