Simple back pain remedies.
Back pain is one of the more frustrating and debilitating
forms of chronic pain people suffer from.
It never seems to go away, and once you start having back
pain it only seems to get worse.
Seeing how its pretty hard to move at all without also
moving your back, back pain can really limit your activities. Finding some back pain remedies
that actually do anything can be quite difficult as well.
The spine is a complex set of bones, and it is far from
Actually the spine is ‘designed’ beautifully, but just not
for the kind of lives we have come to create. We are not meant to sit at computers day in and
day out, and posture issues alone can cause chronic back pain. So one of the best back pain
remedies you can do for yourself is to educate yourself about good postures.
There’s a lot of information on the internet today
suggesting correct ways to sit at a computer, and ways that may lead to back pain.
Another of the better back pain remedies that doesn’t
require medication is to keep active.
Even if you have to sit at a desk all day, that doesn’t mean
you can’t stand up for a few minutes every now and then. It’s a good idea to stand up at
least briefly once every 30 minutes, and you should frequently shift positions slightly while
you’re sitting. Stretch your back often while you type, shift your weight around a little,
don’t keep the exact same position for hours on end.
I’ve found that hot/cold wraps can go a long way to relieve
mild back and neck pain. Sitting in a hot bath or hot tub for a while can really help, and
massages can work miracles. Light yet frequent strength training focusing on a variety of
muscles can be a great back pain remedy as well. If your muscles are strong and healthy, they
can absorb more abuse that would otherwise lead to joint pain.
These back pain remedies may help prevent and alleviate mild
forms of back pain, but some back pain is hard to avoid, and more serious pain may require more
While there are a whole host of pain medications available
that serve as back pain remedies, its not recommended to get into the habit of taking medication
often if you can avoid it.
If you find yourself relying on analgesics as a back pain
treatment, its probably a good idea to talk to a doctor.