7 Tricks to Help Your Back Pain By Graeme Teague
Are you like thousands of others adults who suffer from back pain? Are you struggling with sciatica or lower back pain? Is your day less enjoyable as back pain stops you doing the activities you wish to do?
Well there are some simple tricks you can apply that can make your life better. Sure you still need to remove your back pain, and you can do this easily – in fact it is trick #8, a special treat just for you.
Back to the tips and tricks though…
Follow these tricks below and you will find back pain will ease. These are best applied if you don’t have back pain, and wish to make sure you stay that way. As the saying goes – prevention is easier than cure!
With back pain this is doubly so, you need to stop your back pain before it starts. The statistics are frightening…
Over 80% of adults suffer from back pain at some stage. Back pain is the second most common reason to visit your doctor, behind the common cold only. Back pain is likely to affect you at some time so now is the best time to do something about it.
Follow these simple 7 tricks and you can avoid becoming one of the statistics.
Tip 1. Stand upright and pay attention to posture – don’t slouch. This does not mean to stand in a military type posture, but stand in a relaxed manner. Hard to do if you have back pain, but more on that in trick #8.
Tip 2. Sit upright at your desk with your lower back slightly curved. Don’t slump in your chair or hunch over your keyboard. Set your workstation up correctly – screen at eye level. Try and sit on your sitting bones (the bony part of your buttock) as this helps to distribute your weight evenly and remove pressure off your back.
Tip 3. Change your position frequently. Get up and walk around every 20-30 minutes even if it’s only for 30 seconds. Back pain is usually from your spine tiring out – getting up and moving helps to change your posture and stop spinal fatigue.
Tip 4. Water. Drink lots of it! Your discs between your spine are fluid, if you lack water these lack strength. Also muscles require good fluid levels and your back pain will heal faster if your body is not dehydrated.
Tip 5. Do specific back strengthening and relaxing exercises. Muscles are the most common cause of pain, although why muscles cause pain is the true underlying cause. You need to strengthen the weak muscles and relax the tense muscles. Simple to do if you know how – see http://www.back-pain-advisor.com/back-exercises.html
Tip 6. Target the muscles that cause 90% of lower back pain. Your Abdominal muscles, Hip Flexors and Erector Spinae group of muscles are the main muscles that de-stabilize your lower back. These muscles are the ones that create the imbalances that lead to most back pain. Change these and also mobilize your joints and you will not become a back pain statistic.
Tip 7. Push rather than pull heavy objects. If you’re lifting something heavy, use your leg muscles and hold it close to your body. Don’t bend over and strain your back. Most back pain comes from doing seemingly innocuous activities. It is rare for adults to tell their doctor that pain came from a large fall. It is usually from lifting their child, lifting a chair, shifting furniture etc. If you lift correctly then you are less likely to create that last stress that triggers your back pain…
Most back pain occurs from a build up of tension. Physical and emotional tensions are equal causes of back pain. The most important trick you can implement to not only remove your back pain, but prevent it also is…
Tip 8: Learn to balance your spine, to remove stress and get rid of back pain once and for all. There are many techniques you can do at home to relax muscles, to strengthen the weakened muscles and to mobilize joints. Add in ways to speed your healing and recovery rates and learn ways to prevent back pain and you can be free of back pain completely and permanently.
If you want to learn to help your self and be free of back pain once and for all! – you must read this!
Dr Graeme Teague is an expert in the structural field, and has been in practice since 1991. His newly launched web site The Back Pain Advisor – http://www.back-pain-advisor.com – strives to give you valuable and expert advice, tips and information on your back pain issues.
For expert advice, tips and techniques to eliminate back pain visit http://www.back-pain-advisor.com/back-pain-advice.html
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