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Back Pain Relief With These Four Easy Steps?

There are 4 main aspects that you can master yourself to relieve back pain.  In situations when your pain and discomfort is severe you are best advised to seek the advice and treatment of a back specialist. However to aid your day to day comfort these 4 aspects will help keep pain under control.

If you are in pain a well used remedy is to put ice or heat on the spot for back pain relief until the pain seems to lessen. Do NOT, under any circumstances exercise while in pain and any of your nerves are inflamed or swollen.  You should also consider your bodies overall health when tackling back pain.  Overall health is more than just eating right, you have to consider mental health, environmental factors and many other lifestyle aspects. It is not all that easy for a doctor to diagnose the complete problem and cure it, especially if it has roots in psychological issues and has gone a long time unchecked, and became a physical problem.

The four main steps you can take to Relieve Back Pain

Posture: This is one aspect that everybody who has back pain problems hears again and again.  However the need for good posture is worth repeating. It is vital that you really take note of your posture at all times and ensure good form.  Your posture should be correct in sitting, standing, and sleeping. When you constantly appreciate your posture at all times you can realise when it can be improved.  When it is not correct, then start working on fixing it.

Your sleeping position is very important, If you sleep in a position with hands under your pillow and lay on your side, you are prone to pinch a nerve in your neck.  This can happen if the shoulder of the arm that is raised begins to relax and leans in toward your head or neck. The remedy is to lay the arm of your upper hand down on your leg while one hand is under your pillow.
A specialised back pillow  allowing different thickness pillows for  overall comfort throughout the night can help many.

 

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Back Flexibility:  When you notice your back goes out a lot and you experience pinched nerves, the major improvement you need to make is to improve flexibility to get your spine back into alignment..  In other instances think about your relief if you could align your own back when necessary. To get your back more flexible and manage spine alignment many have felt relief in learning Kundalini Yoga for back pain relief. Not all yoga styles are like those you may have seen before were participants seem to twist and tie themselves in knots!   For further information on Kundalini Yoga see Wikipedia for a wealth of information.has very good and useful spinal exercises developed to help flexibility. Kundalini Yoga is also used as a spiritual tool to help before meditation if you are into that sort of stuff.

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Strengthen your Back and Core: This is the third key step to a healthy back.  Doing sit-ups is one such exercise; Obviously take all of these things slow and at the pace your body dictates. Your body will let you know what it is feeling. Pain is natures warning sign. Bear in mind taking pain pills is fine when you really need them. But also remember that they can never heal the problem,

Daily Stretching Routine.  It has got to be good for you if you see cats and dogs doing it every time they wake up!  Now is the time to put a stretching routine into your daily routine especially when you awake in the morning.

The key to back health as you can see is a combination of all these four points.  Keeping your back

  • Correctly Postured

  • Active

  • Flexible

  • Strong.

We are all individuals and no regime is a one size fits all, So never think what worked for someone else is going to work for you.