5 helpful tips against back pain
5 helpful tips against back pain and the reasons for it
The human back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. Insufficient exercise, poor posture, overweight or even arthritis can be reasons for sprained ligaments, irritated joints but also tense muscles.
All this leads to sometimes very painful back problems, which usually occur between the neck and buttocks, but can also radiate into the legs and arms.
Is back a very common disease? YES, in fact: back pain is widespread. According to an estimate by the American Chiropractic Association, about 80% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. This is a considerably high number.
This blog post is about preventing back pain and relieving existing pain with 5 helpful tips.
Tip 1: Light exercise
Walks in the fresh air or gentle exercise such as yoga can help loosen tense muscles and thus relieve pain. Quick and aprupt movements are not advisable.
Tip 2: Better heat than cold
A common cause of back pain is muscle tension. Warmth is helpful against it. A warm bath, warm clothes or a hot water bottle are very beneficial. Remedic Quick Fixing Body Wrap Bandage provides a warm back for a long time. Its application is simple and the material is very soft and does not scratch.
The Remedic Quick-Fixing Body Wrap Bandage, due to its convenient use, offers the possibility to fix a hot compress on the upper part of the body to relieve back pain. It can also be used as a general heat, protective or compression wrap. The soft and breathable material can be washed at 60 degrees for multiple uses.
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Tip 3: Relaxation
Mild and moderate – back pain can be relieved with relaxation. Psychological strain and stress can cause tension and thus be a trigger for back pain. For quick relief, it has been found helpful to lie flat with the legs at a 90-degree angle upward to assume a relieving posture for the spinal muscles and lumbar region.
Physiotherapists or similar can show supportive exercises for this, as well as more specifically localize and treat the discomfort.
Tip 4: Massages
Massages can stimulate blood flow to the muscles, calm the nervous system and relieve tension. Due to the complexity, it’s important to see a professional such as a physiotherapist or chiropractor, etc., in order to achieve long-term success and relieve the pain.
Tip 5: The right back training
Correctly performed and specific gymnastics for the core, spine and neck are the key to a healthy and pain-free back in the long term. Exercises such as the core lift, back swings, the bridge or stretching exercises for the back are excellent for this purpose. In addition, strengthening exercises for the back, shoulders and core are great for building muscle and preventing back pain.
However, it is crucial to have a fitness trainer, physical therapist, etc. showing these exercises to ensure proper execution. Incorrect execution can cause or even worsen back pain.