Back pain can be caused by a number of different reasons. You could have been in an accident of some type, or been injured. No matter what has happened to cause your back pain, there are things you can do to ease this pain. Using over-the-counter pain relievers, or even prescribed medications will only do for so long; eventually, you will need to do something else to ease your pain and discomfort. Read on for helpful tips to ease your back pain.
Change The Way You Sleep
How you are sleeping may be causing your back pain, or prolonging your pain. If you have back pain when you wake up in the morning, it may be because you need a new mattress, a new pillow, or need to adjust how you sleep at night. If you sleep curled up all night long, don't have enough room in your bed, or have a mattress that is not supportive enough or a pillow that doesn't support your neck and head, it may be the source of your pain. Make adjustments in how you sleep, such as getting a new mattress with more support, using more than one pillow, sleeping with a body pillow to elevate your legs, or sleeping in a different position.
Change How You Sit
The way you sit all day may be the source of your pain as well. If you hunch over during the day at work in order to see your computer screen, it can lead to neck, shoulder, and back pain. If you sit cross-legged all day long, it may lead to hip and lower back pain. If you sit curled up, it can lead to hip and back pain as well. Change how you sit. Sit with your legs in front of you, crossed at the ankle or on the floor. Don't hunch over to see your computer, and instead make an adjustment to your screen or to your chair so you can see.
Stretch It Out
Stretching can help with back pain. Lay on your back on the floor with your legs out and your arms above your head. Stretch as far out as you can to elongate your body. Rolling up to a sitting position, reach for your toes to stretch your back. Next, lay on your stomach and press your palms to the floor at shoulder level (as if doing a push-up), then push up, leaving your hips on the floor. Stretch your lower back, shoulders, and neck with this stretch. Stretching can help add flexibility to your back and other muscles, which can prevent injuries or other pain.
Visit The Chiropractor
Your back pain may be much more than how you sit, sleep, or from not stretching. You may actually need a chiropractic adjustment to put your body back into alignment. If you have back pain, make an appointment with a chiropractor to have an adjustment and to be treated properly for your pain.
If you have back pain, go to the chiropractor for help. The chiropractor can diagnose your back pain and give you the proper treatment, as well as offer other tips to ease and prevent your pain.Share
11 September 2020
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