These days it seems as though you can hardly get through the day without experiencing some sort of back pain. It is useful to know how and why you are having this problem in order to live a healthy life. I hope the tips and tricks found in today’s blog post can help with your back pain.
Don’t ignore the pain. If you know a particular activity is going to exacerbate your pain, then don’t do that activity. Ignoring it will not make it go away faster. In fact, pushing through the pain will probably result in further injury, making the pain last even longer.
Make sure you keep the amount of twisting to a minimum, especially if you’re carrying something heavy. If you’re twisting or turning excessively, you could end up pulling a muscle or damaging your spine. When at all possible, keep the amount of twisting you do to a minimum, if you can’t eliminate it completely.
Change positions often to avoid putting undue pressure on specific muscles. Be especially mindful of this when completing repetitive tasks, such as house cleaning or work related projects. It is important to vary your position and posture frequently.
Make sure to always remember to stretch before you attempt any sort of exercise or physical activity. Stretching allows your back to get prepared for the activity to come. Forgetting this important step can lead to serious pain later on and that is what we want to avoid.
Use safe lifting practices. If you lift by bending your knees, you transfer the stress of the lift from your spine to the muscles of your legs. This can reduce the incidence of spasms and reduce the pain that goes along with repetitive lifting motions. If you feel a strain in your back while lifting, you are probably doing it wrong.
Make sure to drink plenty of water to keep your muscles healthy and flexible. The human body is about 70 percent water, and everything, including your muscles and the discs in your spine, needs plenty of water to function properly. Drink plenty of water to keep you muscles healthy, and help those discs keep their shock-absorbing capabilities.
In conclusion, you know how bad it can be to try to get through a day with terrible back aches. Hopefully you were able to find at least something in today’s blog post that will help you to not only take care of yourself, but also any loved ones who suffer from back pain.