Back Pain Remedies – What can you do for an aching back?

by Doctor

Back Pain Exercise

Are you looking for back pain remedies? Are you sick of suffering from the often debilitating daily pain and would just love to get some relief?  Millions of people are in the same position as you, in fact up to 80% of the populations will suffer from some sort of back pain sometime in their lives.

Unfortunately for some, back pain is a daily occurrence.  It can come on suddenly or gradually and often be the result of an injury from lifting something too heavy or the wrong way. Back pain can be the result of constant hard laborious jobs, or from an accident.   Automobile accidents and falls are the biggest cause of back injury and can cause much agony to the sufferer.

So what back pain remedies are out there?

You may not think so, but exercise is probably the first thing you will be advised to do.  Not hard strenuous exercise, but gentle specific exercises targeted at the area of concern.  Exercises such as walking, riding a stationary bike or swimming are excellent.  Swimming would have to be one of the best exercises, as the water will support you and not put any stress on your joints.  Exercise helps to build strength and flexibility to weak and stiff muscles.  If you intend to walk, always wear a good pair of quality shoes that have good support.

Carrying a bit too much weight will not help you with back pain.  If you are a little on the heavier side, you might consider toning up and dropping a few pounds, your back will thank you for it.

More fantastic back pain remedies would have to include Massage, Yoga and Pilates.   Massage works by increasing circulation to the affected area, and if you can endure a little discomfort and ask for a deep tissues massage ñ you will be glad you did.  Of course massage will only be beneficial if your injury is muscular.   Yoga and Pilates are two exercises that will greatly benefit you with increased flexibility and muscle strengthening.  They are often slow and controlled in their movements, isolating key areas.  The benefits you will gain from a few 30 minutes sessions per week could make all the difference.

It goes without saying that you should avoid lifting any heavy objects.  Always ask for help when you can and if you must lift anything weighty, be sure to bend your legs and get down low.  Use your leg muscles as much as you can.  This will minimize further damage to you back.

Sitting for long periods of time will do nothing for your back, if you suffer from back pain.  If your job dictates that you must sit at a desk, try to get up and move at least every ten minutes or so.  Using an ergonomically designed chair will assist with support while you are sitting.

These are only back pain remedies for people who suffer from acute pain. If you have suffered pain for more than a few months, it may well be in your best interests to have it checked out by a medical practitioner.   Pain  indicates there is something wrong, and although most back pain is able to be corrected, there are a few more serious complaints that back pain can be a symptom of.

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