Best Way To Help Relieve Back Pain Quickly.
It Soon Creeps Up On You!
Where my body is concerned I have always been quite fit. But recently back pain has slowed me down, and left me with a sickening ache all down the back of my neck, through my lower back and legs.
Obviously I have suffered the same flu and colds as everyone else and had various illnesses over the years but my general body health has been pretty good.
When I was 33 I had a major kidney operation, and have always suffered from Asthma and Bronchitis, especially as a child.
But bone stiffness or lack of stamina seemed to have passed me by until now.
Recently I have noticed that at the grand old age of 54 I don't seem to be bouncing back quite as quickly!
I do exercises every day, but if I sit at the computer for too long, or walk to far I suffer badly the next day. As I mentioned, my back gets stiff and it can travel up to my neck too.
So, what's the best thing to relieve back pain?
Video by rmorfen.
To Exercise or Not?
Obviously most of the time exercise is the answer. But you have to pace yourself. What do you regard as exercise?
Because I don't drive, I don't see walking as an exercise. Its more of a necessity. But of course walking miles every day can take a toll on your bones and back. Add on top of that the fact that you are carrying shopping bags and then the weight adds up.
Sometimes its best to leave out your normal exercise routine, stay indoors and just rest. I know its hard when you have so many things to do, but sometimes we need to just put our feet up and take it easy.
Be careful how you sit. Try to either place your back straight against the chair, or even elevate your legs higher by placing them on a footstool. Anything to take the strain away from the back muscles.
Back Pain caused by bad posture.
Randy Bauer Video.
Writing's a Pain!
A lot of us use the computer for work or writing for the internet like me. And of course this means hours sitting at the computer.
I know its been said before, but you must do two things to make sure you stay healthy.
1. Get up and walk around at least once an hour for about ten minutes. Stretch or exercise on the spot.
2. Make sure you get a chair that supports your back. I think that's where my bad back has come from. I tend to lean forward when keying in the work, and its pulled on the muscles in my back.
I have also started placing cushions on and around my back to support it, and put a box under my feet to raise them slightly. This way the weight is not so heavy on my legs too.
Exercise. Which ones Best?
There are many exercises that you can do for your back. Yoga is probably the best because it is gentle and can help with flexibility. Pilates is good too but only when you feel that you have loosened up your muscles and are ready to take the next step. But its said that you should only do this with the help of a professional as you have to learn the right moves properly.
Swimming is really good. As its gentle and water helps to keep you buoyant. But even taking a gentle walk can help strengthen the back muscles and also the legs.
Tai Chi is a gentle exercise and promotes physical and mental well being.
Whichever exercise you start to do always make sure you have a proper tutor to insure that you do it properly. The wrong moves can do more damage than good.
About.com video. Yoga for back pain
Ginger a great anti-inflammatory!
Home Remedies For Back Pain
- Rest is the best to start with before you try any other remedy. You need to allow your back time to heal.
- Cold Compress such as a washcloth and ice.
- Heat. You can buy over the counter heat pads, or a good old fashioned hot water bottle is just as affective.
- Herbal teas such as Ginger acts as an inflammatory but aspirin is also good. But always be careful not to take too much as it's a blood thinner. Always check out other medications that you use to make sure it is compatible.
The Backlife Machine.
The Backlife Machine.
The latest in back pain technology is called the Backlife Machine. Its the only device that has been clinically proved to help back pain.
So How Does It Work?
If you have ever been to a Chiropractor or Osteopath you know that the one thing they do is place their arms under your legs as you lay on your back and slowly rotate your pelvis.
This is known as (CPM) or Continuous Passive Movements.
When you have lower back pain as I do, you realise that the more you try to relax as you walk, the more the muscles tense up.
The machine emulates the way Doctors control the movements and the machine is now used in hospitals and clinics all over the world. Its said that 12 minutes a day can really make a great improvement.
So, if you have tried exercises and they don't seem to work for you, then this is definitely the way to go. The Backlife Machine has helped gymnasts and other sports men and women to get back to their every day life, and even helped with their sports performances.
Backlife Machine for Back Pain
It Just Takes Time.
Just remember that back pain can last for weeks or even months. And if it isn't treated properly can cause serious problems down the line.
I am doing the exercises at the moment, and we will see how well it works. If not, I am definitely getting myself one of the Backlife Machines.
Always see your Doctor to check exactly what the problem is before starting an exercise program.
IF YOU CAN ADD ANYTHING THAT HAS HELPED YOU WITH BACK PAIN PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW, THANKS.
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