How to Take Better Care of your Back

back care

There are millions of people all around the world that suffer from some degree of back pain. Unfortunately, this pain can undermine your quality of life and prevent you from doing the things you would normally love to do. Many reasons exist from back pain such as disk diseases, muscular problems, and spinal stenosis to name a few. A lot of people damage their backs due to their lifestyle or occupations. All this leads us to wonder how we can take better care of our backs and reduce any pain we may be feeling.

Lift Things Correctly

One way to take better care of your back health is to ensure that you lift things correctly. Although bending over at the waist is tempting, you are far better off bending at the knee and avoiding that extra weight on your spine. Sometimes all it takes is an unusual angle of bending and lifting to really hurt your back. 

 

Use Sleep to Massage your Spine

While we are lying down asleep, the spine actually grows in length a few millimetres. This is because the gravity of the day is released for a few hours. This means that the element of the sone can relax a rejuvenate. However, if you have a back issue, you may well need to invest in better mattresses and pillows to enhance this rejuvenating effect. Use pillows to relieve any stress on your lower back, for example.

 

Exercise 

There are many exercises you can do that can help you repair and reduce pain in your back. A lot of people swear by pilates or yoga. However, that is not the only form of exercise you can do. Exercise can actually help your body recover from an injury because it helps distribute the relevant nutrients to the discs and tissues. It can actually help to reduce inflammation, which also aids in the healing process. Just betting the blood flowing, even if it is just walking, can help you heal your back. If you do have a bad back though, it is always wise to consultant with your doctor to ensure that the exercise you plan on doing is appropriate and safe. 

 

Have a Massage

Everyone loves a good massage, but if you have a bad back, it may be even more beneficial. You can see a specialist masseuse who can offer you sports massage, or just a specialised sort of massage. Getting the right massage can relieve a lot of pain and loosen muscles. 

 

Surgery

You may be reluctant to have surgery on such as delicate area. However, it can completely change your life. As long as you see a professional such as Dr Richard Parkinson your specific problem can be highlighted, and a surgical course of action can be created. If you have tried everything else, surgery may be your last hope of having a normal life again. So many people have already gone through this process and have opted for surgery. However, remember not all back pain can be operated on, so be aware of that.

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Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

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