Monday, March 31, 2014

BACK PAIN Solution

BACK PAIN Solution

So many people say, “oh, my aching back!” that aching back. Back pain which is not due to disc problems or osteoarthritis is generally due to poor posture and walking habits, high-heeled shoes, improper lifting of heavy objects, or sleeping on mattress that does not give proper support.

If your back is giving you problems, no more than three days bed rest is beneficial. After that, the muscles that support the spine begin to be affected by disuse and this will only prolong the problem. Once you are able to move, a series of back exercise, done gently, will begin to bring them back into better condition.

  • Get proper support and alignment from your shoes. If you are wearing high heels, alternate with low heels and see if it doesn’t make a difference.
  • If you sit at your job, get up every hour, walk around and stretch.
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach.
  • Attention to posture and lifting motion is beneficial.
  • Men who carry their wallet in their back pocket should get out of there and sit without being thrown off balance by sitting on their money.
  • A cold pack made by wrapping crushed ice in a towel should be applied to the injured area for 20 minutes on the 20 minutes off at the first sign of injury. After the initial inflammation is reduce, you may then apply heat at night.
  • Stretch for flexibility and to relax those aching muscles that support your back.
  • Getting out of bed can be hazardous to your back. Turn on your side and roll.
  • Take a look at your mattress. If it sags, you aren’t doing your back a favor. Get a new one or put a board underneath so that the mattress can give your back better support.
  • Using a juicer or a blender, make a drink of potato and celery and drink at least 12 ounces daily.