Back pain isn’t fun. And sadly around 80% of us suffer from it at some point in our lives. But it’s not inevitable. If you already suffer from back pain, know that you don't have to live with it. Here are five ways you can ease back pain.
Stretch Before Sports and Physical Activity
Back pain is often caused by stressing your bones, muscles, and ligaments before they are fully warmed up. Before doing any sort of physical activity, make sure to stretch and do warm up exercises. This is true after activity as well to help ensure that your back doesn't tighten up after being stressed.
Consult with a Specialist
Get a reference to see a chiropractor. Ensure your Health Insurance covers this sort of specialty service, because not every insurance plan offers covers chiropractic services.
Take Up Yoga
Studies have found that taking up yoga can reduce lower back pain. Note that this doesn't mean you should try every pose in the book, and you can’t simply walk into the average yoga class and go through the motions. Talk to the yoga instructor so they can teach you the poses that ease back pain and share modified poses you can safely do to improve flexibility and balance without hurting your back. Better yet, obtain your own Yoga certification via ASFA certification. Yoga will allow you to gently stretch and strengthen muscles in your back. This will alleviate mild back pain. However, if you have severe back pain, you should consult with a physician before trying yoga.
Get a Better Office Chair or a Stand Up Desk
If you spend most of your day sitting in a chair, there are several ways you can reduce your back pain. One is getting up and stretching or walking around regularly. Another is getting a reclining office chair. This allows you to reduce the stress put on your back muscles while you're in a prolonged, upright sitting position.
Take Your Vitamins
We know that nutritional deficiencies can lead to a variety of health problems. For example, a deficiency of vitamin D contributes to spinal stenosis, a condition that causes lower back pain. Vitamins and supplements can be used to help treat these problems. Taking omega-3 for example, which reduces inflammation. A common symptom of back pain.
You’re not doomed to suffer from back pain the rest of your life. We've shared several steps you can take to reduce your pain and address the root of the problem so it can be gone for good.