Back pain is one of the most common spinal ailments. The spine is a vital part of the human body, it provides support to the head and upper body. Moreover, it allows a person to balance, walk, stand straight, and protects the spinal cord. There are various spine-related problems that arise among different individuals. One of the most common reasons behind missing work is back pain. There are several other spine-related conditions causing back pain. For example, muscle strain due to heavy lifting, arthritis, slipped disc, osteoporosis, scoliosis, poor posture, etc. This article contains back pain treatment; ways to relieve back pain as well as some preventions.
Back pain treatment: Ways to Find Relief
Back pain has several causes and reasons behind it like arthritis, slipped disc(s), etc. There are various options that can help in lower back pain relief. For instance, some home remedies, back pain relief exercises, and lifestyle changes.
How to relieve back pain? Let’s explore some of the ways to treat back pain without surgery. These include:
1. Being physically active:
A sedentary lifestyle or sitting at your desk for prolonged periods affects spinal health. It puts excessive pressure on your spine, therefore, leading to back pain caused due to pinched nerve or slipped disc. Therefore, contributing to back pain.
This is why being physically active is necessary for spinal health. It can increase flexibility and muscle strength, hence, reducing back pain.
2. Improve your posture:
Bad posture like slouching can contribute to back pain. However, taking steps to improve your posture can result in back pain relief. Proper posture includes sitting, standing, lifting, driving, as well as sleeping in the correct position. A proper posture helps with:
- Back and muscle pain prevention
- Keeps joints and bones in correct alignment
- Decreased risk of injury
- Lesser headaches
- Decreased tension in neck & shoulders
- The lesser strain on the ligaments
Sleeping with a proper posture also helps with back pain as it relieves excessive pressure from the spine. Some of the tips for sleeping posture include:
- For back sleepers; a pillow under the knees can help relieve pressure from the lower back.
- For side sleepers; the pillow between the knees keeps the spine and hips straight/aligned.
3. Exercise regularly:
Several exercises play a vital role in relieving back pain and improving strength. It also helps improve flexibility and endurance. Moreover, exercises stretch and strengthen the muscles that provide support to the spine. There are various exercises that help with lower back pain. Some of the exercises for lower back pain include:
- Child pose
- Double knee-to-chest stretch
- Partial Crunches
4. Ice & heat therapy:
Lower back heat or cold therapy helps relieve tension in the muscles due to a lumbar herniated disc. There are several benefits of ice and heat therapy on the back.
Benefits of heat therapy include:
- Increased blood flow
- Loosens muscle tightness
Benefits of Ice therapy include:
- Reduced pain due to the production of anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
Preventing Back Pain:
Some of the ways to prevent back pain include the following:
- Avoid lifting heavy objects
- Perform strengthening exercises
- Sit and stand up straight – improve your posture!
- Be physically active and have a healthy diet.
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