Ask Away...: Common Mistakes People Make When Suffering With Back Pain

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Common Mistakes People Make When Suffering With Back Pain



Every year more and more people start to suffer from back pain, so many so that it’s become almost normal, especially as you start to get a little older. However, just because back pain is common and normal, it doesn’t mean that you should have to put up with it. Unfortunately, back pain differs from person to person, which means that there aren’t any one-size-fits-all remedies or solutions. Despite this, there are a few things that almost every back pain suffer has in common - The mistakes they make. Here are a few common mistakes you should avoid making if you want to ease your back pain.






1. Trying To Tough It Out

When most people start to suffer from back pain, they put up with it for a while and wait for it to go away, rather than going to speak to a doctor right away. The problem with this is that, the longer you wait, the less active you’ll become, and the weaker your body will be, which means that, by the time you eventually do go to the doctor, your symptoms will be a lot worse. It’s much more sensible to speak to professionals as soon as you can and get the problem dealt with.






2. Sticking With What Doesn’t Work

When you do visit the doctor, you should try everything they suggest, but you should also know when to stop listening to their advice. If you’ve been visiting the same doctor for months and months and you’ve seen no improvement in your current course of action, then ask for another treatment, or another doctor, if yours can’t come up with anything.






3. Getting Scared About Moving Around

When you’re in pain, it’s understandable that you might be scared about moving around and taking part in daily exercise, but it is incredibly important. There is so much research and so many studies out there that show exercise to reduce pain and boost your mood, so use this as motivation to get off the couch. A simple and short walk alone can do you a world of good.






4. Eating And Drinking Junk

When you’re in pain, it’s more important than ever to eat right. This is because unhealthy foods and drinks, like soda and cake, contain a lot of sugar, which causes your body to excrete magnesium, an element used to relieve pain. These sugar-filled snacks also fail to provide the energy you need for physical activities, making you less likely to take part in exercise.






5. You Don’t Do Any Research

Although health professionals are an essential part of your pain treatment, they aren’t going to know every possible solution out there. This is why it’s so important to take control of your own care and do some research yourself. If you find anything that seems interesting, then you can bring it up to your doctor and get their opinion.






When you’re suffering from back pain, even the simplest of tasks can seem impossible. Rather than put up with this, you need to take control, get the help you need, and avoid making any of the mistakes mentioned above.














2 comments:

  1. Totally agree! Moderate exercise reduce pain and helps recovering! I did discover that on my yoga classes!

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    1. Yes it's so so important! as long as you're smart about it

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