Struggling with Back Pain? Here are 4 Possible Solutions

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By Get Conversational October 20, 2015 16:36

Struggling with Back Pain? Here are 4 Possible Solutions

Back pain can be extremely frustrating and debilitating. Sometimes back pain starts from a minor twinge and escalates into radiating, all-consuming pain that hinders mobility and your overall health and wellbeing. Thankfully, there are solutions worth trying that can make back pain a thing of the past.

1. Sleep on a great mattress

One of the best ways to care for your back and overcome back pain is to invest in a quality mattress. To know which mattress is right for you, you need to appreciate the range of mattresses available, as well as their features and benefits. To start, check out user-friendly and informative websites such as Sleepys.com.au. Spend some time looking at the different types of mattresses on offer and using online tools to determine which one best suits your needs. It’s also a good idea to consult with a mattress expert for their professional advice about which mattress will offer support and pain relief for your back.

2. Reduce your screen time

If you spend hours upon hours in front of a screen (typically hunched over a screen), you are not alone. An ever increasing body of evidence shows that working on computers and/or our obsession with technical gadgetry, including smartphones and tablets, is causing more and more back problems and back pain.

To help overcome back pain resulting from screen time, be sure to take breaks from your screen and commit to doing exercises for the neck, back and legs.

3. Avoid sitting all day

Back pain and back problems can certainly flow from sitting for frequent, prolonged periods. When you sit all day, excessive pressure is placed on disks and vertebrate – much more so than when you are walking or standing.

You can take steps to rectify this situation by focusing on your office and making adjustments. Start with an ergonomic assessment and necessary adjustments so the monitor of your computer is positioned at eye level, your arms and knees are at a ninety degree angle and your feet can rest comfortably on the floor. You can also install certain programs on your computer to remind you to take breaks from the screen.

4. Be mindful of how you carry heavy weights

Particularly if you experience acute or chronic back pain, pay very close attention to the way you carry items, and avoid putting undue and excessive pressure on your back. You should always bend at the knees when picking up items, even those you consider lightweight. Carry items close to your body as this is an effective way to reduce the pressure on your back. Also, try to avoid standing up or sitting down too rapidly; instead, take your time.

Back pain can be overwhelming and affect you on both physical and emotional levels. Before using pain-relieving medications, which for some people may be vital for treatment and management, try using these strategies to help your overcome back pain. It may seem like your back will never feel better, but if you take these steps today, you’re more likely to start feeling better tomorrow.

Photo Credit: Tony Hall

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