Back Pain Management
I have, obviously, done a lot of research on back pain after my accident. It’s funny when a doctor or healthcare professional expects a person to just endure neck and back pain. You’re expected to just handle it. Which is strange, most other sorts of pain you aren’t expected to “just handle it”.
Although usually not said, I believe back and neck pain is among those health problems that doesn’t ever actually disappear completely. I’m not talking about your pregnant wife’s back pains or you threw out your back putting up the Christmas lights kind of pain; I’m talking about back pain that never disappears.
The issue is that this particular sort of back pain is generally due to bad posture or neglecting back health, as strange as that may sound. The good news is this pain can be easily managed if you just know how.
When at-home treatments just aren’t cutting it, it’s time to start dealing with the issue. As mentioned some practitioners will tell you to just “deal with it”. Other times you may find yourself popping pain killer after pain killer. That is awful pain management, one I know too well…
Great back pain management begins with altering your lifestyle and your mindset to your body, especially your back and spine.
Good back pain management starts with changing your mindset and how you think about your body, not to mention fix your damn bad posture! You there reading this! Stop slouching!
- Develop a calm, gentle exercise program to keep your muscles healthy and flexible. Your spine supports you. When the muscles in your back are weak or inflexible your spine strains even when performing very basic motions.
- Gentle exercises which won’t throw out your back include; swimming, walking, and yoga. Water exercises are fun, cheap and advised by many working with patients who have back and neck pain.
- Get healthier! Eat right, exercise, quit cigs. Stop pushing your body to the absolute limit with punishing workouts. Take natural, organic vitamins, minerals, and other supplements.
- Educate yourself on better posture, especially if you are alway sitting at a desk or are on your feet for long periods of time.
Unless, naturally, your pain in the back is dued to an apparently unassociated illness; however most Americans suffer some form of backache at some phase in their life and the fact of back pain is that it is most often caused by bad posture, insufficient exercise, work-related back strains and anxieties, sports injuries or a touch of arthritis.
The majority of Americans will suffer some form of back pain at some point in their life. Pain which is usually a result of arthritis, bad posture, sedentary lifestyles and work-related back strains.
Thankfully, these issues are usually relieved by simple treatments. Take the dog for a walk every day, get some back massages, get some vitamin and supplements proven to help with back pain.
I experience pretty bad back pain due to a car accident. It’s pretty consistent throughout the day if I forget to practice my back pain management. When working I will take a break, stand up, stretch, take a short walk. I swim daily and do some simple yoga. I am mindful of my posture while working at my desk. I treat myself with a hot bath with some natural oils and take vitamins.
I met a gentleman at the rehabilitation clinic who had very similar injuries to mine. He can barely climb the stairs, he avoids working out. This is a bad mistake. Back pain relief is a simple matter to deal with. Excercise, and working out your back muscles keep your spine flexible and strong allowing them to perform the task they were designed to – keeping you upright.