Showing posts with label Back pain relief. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Back pain relief. Show all posts

Monday, May 3, 2021

Tips For Dealing With Back Pain

 Dealing with back pain can be one of the worst pains to deal with, especially as once damage is done to the back, it's likely to be regular in its occurrence. Looking after your body is important and as the spine holds the body together, it's important that you do all you can to protect it. With that being said, here are some tips for dealing with back pain.

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Maintain Correct Posture

Correct posture is everything to ensure your body stays fit and healthy. If you've not got great posture then chances are you're going to do some significant damage to the body. Think about how you are sitting right now. Are you slouched over your desk or looking down at your phone or laptop from the sofa? You should always maintain an upright position where possible and a lot of the time, this isn't the case. We naturally hunch our shoulders over and slump down into our chairs when working at our desk and once we've assumed this posture position, it can be very hard to correct it.

However, it is something that you can do over time.  Try to make a conscious effort to focus on how you're sitting at all at all times and whenever you find yourself slouching or not sitting correctly, correct it right away. The more attentive you are to it, the better you'll be at sitting more comfortably for your back and this will reduce the pain.

Do The Right Exercises

Exercising your body is going to help it stay active and more importantly, to build muscle. The more muscle you can have to support your body, the better. Your bones and joints are surrounded by muscle and so it's worth putting in the effort to build it up so that less strain is put on these vulnerable areas.

Try to find exercises that are comfortable for your pain threshold and try to focus on strengthening your back for the most part. The same goes for your legs as this can carry a lot of the body's weight too. Exercise is important but you need to be doing the right exercises in order to keep your body in shape and feeling strong.

 Use Ice Or Heat

When you feel pain in your body, one of the best things to do in order to combat it is applying hot and cold compresses. These are really important to do because they can help ease the inflammation that is likely causing the pain in your body. Your back can feel sore and so a good way to help combat that soreness is by applying a hot water bottle, for example, or ice pace to the area itself.


If you're using an ice pack, don't put ice directly onto your skin as that could cause blistering. Instead, wrap it around a towel and apply to the area. For hot water bottles and hot bags, make sure they aren't scalding hot or you could end up burning yourself. Make sure to double check the seal on the bottle so that it doesn't leak hot water everywhere. A hot water bottle that's well insulated should provide you with a couple of hours worth of heat. 

Doing this regularly when you have back pain can definitely dull the aches that you have on a regular basis and will provide the relief you need, when you need it.