Lower Back Pain Relief Remedies You’ve Forgotten
Your quality of life can be seriously diminished when you have persistent lower back pain. While it may seem like there’s nothing you can do to experience relief, chances are there are some techniques to help you out, depending on the type and cause of your back pain. Of course, it’s always advisable to visit an orthopedic and spine center specialist if your back pain is unbearable. Here are lower back pain relief remedies you may have forgotten about, but should include into your daily routine.
Your core muscles are very important for supporting your back. Depending on the type of work you do, your core may not get much attention throughout the day. Simple exercises like sitting up straight on an exercise ball for several minutes every day stimulates the core muscles. You don’t have to overexert yourself with these exercises, but the main idea is to engage the core muscles and you may be surprised at how your back pain slowly lessens over time.
Stress doesn’t necessarily cause back pain, but it does play a big role in pain perception. Everyone has different ways of dealing with stress throughout the day, so be conscious of your stressful situations. If you need to do a little mindful meditation during the day, find a quiet place where you’ll be undisturbed to do so. Alleviating persistent lower back pain is done in the mind as much as it is in the body.
It’s human nature to just want to lie on the couch when you have back pain. However, any orthopedic and spine center will tell you this is the worst thing you can do. Intense exercising isn’t required, but consider walking around the block every day in the evening.
Getting Enough Quality Sleep
Quality sleep can seem impossible when you’re dealing with persistent lower back pain as well. For one, it can take a while to find a comfortable spot to fall asleep. Then you might wake up with every movement because you feel the pain in your back. Alter your sleeping position, put a pillow between your knees or try other techniques to help you sleep better. Quality sleep is critical to help you recover from back pain, so it should be a priority.
DBC Active Spine Care® focuses on restoring function to the stabilizing structures of the spine to promote long-term good spine health. Our active spine care techniques, that engage all of the core muscles, not only help alleviate the current pain you’re dealing with, but also help to prevent future pain from occurring. For more tips or tricks on back pain relief, contact us at any time to speak with a specialist.