5 Tricks to Ease Lower Back Pain

Thеrе are vаrіоuѕ саuѕеѕ оf lоwеr bасk раіn аnd іt саn аffесt аnу іndіvіduаl durіng аnу раrt оf hіѕ lіfе. Hоwеvеr, аt tіmеѕ, thе ѕtаndаrd fоrm оf trеаtmеnt dоеѕ nоt сurе thе рrоblеm, nоr dоеѕ іt rеduсе thе раіn. Addіtіоnаllу, іt mау еvеn саuѕе а rеlарѕе іn thе nеаr futurе іf уоu аrе nоt саrеful. Thеrе аrе аltеrnаtе fоrmѕ оf lоwеr bасk раіn trеаtmеnt whісh wіll dеfіnіtеlу hеlр thе аffесtеd аrеа іn hеаlіng whіlе рrеvеntіng а rеlарѕе іn thе nеаr futurе.

1. Exercise
If you’re already in pain exercise is normally the last thing you want to do, but in the long-term negative effects can increase or cause more pain. Not exercising can decrease muscle tone as well as decrease strength. Exercise not only allows muscles to maintain their tone, it also releases endorphins that help lift moods and block the pain signals. There are plenty of low impact that can help boost endorphins; ask your doctor for recommendations on what exercises might fit your needs to the best. Remember length of exercise is more important than intensity.

2. Eat Healthier and stop smoking
Easier said than done most of the time. They convince themselves that something fast is the simplest answer. However, eating a well-balanced diet can help regulate the body’s blood sugar, lower heart disease risk, and maintain a healthy body mass index. Smoking not only can hurt the lungs by breathing in toxins, but smoking can also reduce circulation, decrease the healing process, and increase the chances of degenerative disc disease.

3. Sleep well.
Additional stress, alcohol, and having restlessness due to pain can cause a lack of sleep. Figuring out how to sleep well is important however. Good sleep lets the body relax and refresh. A lack of sleep would can cause drowsiness which may lead to accidents, make learning harder, can make you feel more depressed, makes you gain weight and may impair judgements.

4. Keep a pain log.
Keeping track of the pain that is being experienced can be important to successfully communicating an accurate reflection of what you are feeling to your physician. The notes you can include the intensity of the pain (using pain scale 1-10), how often the pain occurs, what is done to make it better or worse, and what time of the day as well as what you were doing when the pain flared up. By being able to better communicate this to your physician the better the treatment plan you can develop together.

5. Breathe in, Breathe out.
Finding the time to relax can help the muscles relax and relieve tension. Developing an even breathing pattern can slow the heart-rate which can also help reduce muscle tension. Stress and mild sadness have the tendency to increase pain. Finding time to relax and reduce the stress help the body continue to hold a tolerance to pain.

These simple tasks may help ease every day pain; however, it is important to remember to always follow the advice of your medical professional and to know your limits. Take exercising slow at first and adjust your diet slowly to have more success at achieving your goals.

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