By: Dan Click
Back pain can often feel like it is debilitating and can certainly feel like it holds us back. Whether it is an ongoing injury, or something that seems to have niggled away and given you trouble recently, it can often feel like there is no relief from it. Many people struggle with back issues of some degree, all varying in their severity, however, there are things that you can do to avoid having to suffer in silence and feel like you can get back on track with your life. Here are four remedies that you could try.
Visit a specialist
One of the most obvious choices would be to visit a specialist in this area. This could be someone who specialises in back massages or more specifically heading to a chiropractic clinic to get checked over. Not only will these specialists be able to pinpoint what is causing the back pain, such as muscles or torn ligaments, for example, but they will also be able to provide pressure and relief to the pain and may even be able to give you some tips for you to help yourself day to day.
A long hot bath
Sometimes the back pain that you are experiencing isn’t necessarily a serious problem, more just an inconvenience. So a natural remedy to relief the pain could be a hot bath. There is no shying away from the fact that heat can really help with muscle issues, and combining it with the lightweight feeling you get when in water, could help to relieve some of the pressure in your back.
Change things when it comes to sleep
We sleep for a good chunk of time, on average seven to eight hours a night, and being in a similar position for that long can cause you to wake up with back pain. However, it may not be an injury, and more to do with your sleeping arrangements that is causing you the issue. It could be time to invest in a new mattress and pillow. Often a more supportive option could help relieve the pain. You might also want to consider your sleeping positions, as this could also be the cause of discomfort when you wake up. For example, try lying on a different side, or maybe sleep on your back in a straight position.
Try different exercises
Finally, you may want to try different exercises that could relieve the pain. Two options to consider would be yoga or Pilates. Both of which are great when it comes to stretching your body and helping with things such as flexibility. However, even gentle exercise could help to alleviate the pain and loosen up the muscles that could have tightened in your back and causing you discomfort. Another suggestion would be to stretch in the morning when you get out of bed. This can be a great way to get your body moving gently, and ease the tightness in which some muscles may have after sleeping and staying still for a long period of time.
Let’s hope one of these remedies helps you when it comes to back pain.