“I have back pain, what can I do?”
Lots and lots of us will experience some sort of back pain at some point in out life. For some, it appears while working, or while driving or maybe you feel it when standing. So here are some basic general tips to help yourself when you are putting up with back pain.
Avoid sitting for any longer than 15 minutes
You really need to avoid sitting on soft seated chairs like sofas. Recliners are out. As is putting your feet up on a table. This also means long car trips are out. If you have to go on a car journey, make sure you take lots of breaks. Your back experiences the heaviest load/pressure when you are seated so that is why it is important to in general not sit too much but when suffering with back pain, you really need to minimize time seated.
Pain is not normal, listen to your body; trust its wisdom.
Pain is your bodies way of telling you there is a problem. So avoid movements that aggravate your pain/aches. Pain is there for a reason, its job is to alert you to inflammation in one particular area.
If you ignore your health, it will go away…. When a problem arises get it addressed immediately. The sooner you address your issue the better. Once recovery kicks in, start thinking about how to prevent re-occurrence. You know the saying “a stitch in time, saves nine”… well when it comes to your health this is crucial. Many of of us are great at getting regular check-ups for our teeth or vision. Why not apply this good practice to the rest of your body and reap the rewards of feeling healthier, happier and in tune with yourself.
If you have any further questions regarding this topic please do not hesitate to contact the clinic here. If you have injured yourself following a fall or slip or jarred your back from a slip, gentle hands-on care at Natural Back Health may be suitable for you.
Remember, addressing a problem sooner rather than later is best. Call today to arrange your first visit!!
Hopefully you find the general information in this blog informative and helpful, however it is not intended to replace medical advice and should not be used as such.