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Is your back hurting again? It’s time to do something about it!
There are several easy ways to help prevent and manage back pain without medical prescriptions! We’ve listed 6 methods to managing back pain. Try incorporating them into your daily routine for optimal pain relief! These tips have also helped those with Fibromyalgia. Remember if your pain persists, you should seek medical help and bring it to the attention of your doctor.
Methods To Relieve Back Pain
Handy Cure/HandyRx: The Handy Cure/HandyRx laser unit is an effective way relieve back pain. The device uses 4 different energies to target the affected area, reduce inflammation, and speed up the recovery time. When used regularly, the device will not only help relieve the pain, but it will strengthen your muscles to prevent your back pain from occurring as frequently.
Weight: Your weight also has an effect on how often you experience back pain. Being overweight can actually put stress on your spine, making back pain more frequent. Try a healthier diet and regular exercise to keep your weight within a healthy range for your height.
Regular exercise: Staying fit and exercising regularly are the best ways to avoid back pain, and they are also great ways to relieve back pain as well. Just be careful not to over-do it, as you can worsen your condition. Start by doing simple exercises, like yoga, and gradually work your way up to harder ones, like bicycling. Even simple daily tasks, like walking the dog or making the bed, help keep your body and your muscles moving.
Posture: Are you constantly hunching over your desk at work? This is a common cause for back pain. Slumping makes it harder for your spin to support your weight - hence the back pain. Try and remember to sit up straight throughout the day. If you have a job where you have to bend or lift heavy objects, remember the correct way of doing so - bend and lift with your knees, never your back!
Stretching: Stretching helps relieve tensions in the muscles. Making sure that you stretch is just as important as remembering to exercise. Always do stretches before and after you exercise; you should also try and make an effort to stretch throughout the day as well. Many people sit at desks all day, which is a common cause for back pain. Take a break every 20 minutes and stretch, or walk around to loosen your muscles. Again, yoga is a great combination of stretching and exercise to help you relieve back pain.
Ice: Chilling the affected area with ice is an effective way to reduce the inflammation. Make sure that you remove the ice after 20 minutes to give your skin a break. Ice is recommended over using heat; this is because although heat helps relax the muscles, it also helps to increase the inflammation. If your back pain is the result of an injury, using ice is the most effective in the first 24 - 48 hours. After 48 hours, you can use heat if you wish, as the inflammation should have gone down by then.