Great Ways To Help Back Pain

Friday, March 23, 2018


Back pain is something which effects many adults and is one of the most common injuries we can get. The reason back pain is so common is likely down to the fact that 50% of us work in manual jobs with heavy lifting, and the other 50% sit at a desk all day and struggle with movement.

If you want to help manage your back pain and prevent it, there are loads of different things you can do. You can visit a Site like this and buy a new mattress, try keeping a cushion behind your back as you work, and even simply take some rest after a long day. Here are some of the best ways you can help yourself if you have back pain.

1. Keep moving

When you are suffering with back pain it can be hard to get the motivation to move around, however it can be incredibly beneficial for you to do so. Exercise allows you to keep your muscle in shape and this will in turn allow it to heal more quickly and come back to full strength much quicker. The best types of exercise you can do for you back are full body workouts and gentle stretching. This can include walking, swimming, yoga and cycling. Try to avoid using heavy weights during your recovery because this can lead to more damage.

2. Think happy

Mental health is a subject which for the last 10 years has become important in science. It has been realised just how significant the brain can be when recovering from injury and illness. It might sound silly to say think positive in order to cure back pain, but staying in a positive state of mind can speed up the healing process. If you can keep telling yourself you can do this and it will be better soon,you will see huge improvements in your back much quicker than if you mope around.

3. Painkillers

A simple quick fix to back pain is taking some drugstore painkillers like paracetamol to ease the symptoms. If you find that you are struggling to even walk in the morning, two tablets could lessen the pain enough for you to get moving once more. Make sure to check with your GP if you are also on other medication.

4. Expert help

One of the best things you can do for yourself if your back pain is still bad after a few weeks is go to a professional. A physiotherapist can be just the person you need in this time of crisis as they will be able to guide you with exercises and give you advice on what to do for a quick recovery. You can also visit a masseuse who will be able to release some of the tension built up in your muscles and this can also stimulate blood flow back into the area. This will not only release the pain for a while, but the blood flow will also promote faster repair and get you back on your feet.

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