Back pain is something that most Americans will deal with at some point in their lives.
Chronic back pain is the biggest reason keeping people out of work.
In this blog post, I’m going to share 3 ways to remove back pain.
The most common ‘solution’ that people turn to with back pain is medication. Advil, Tylenol, or ibuprofen are typically the drugs of choice. Although, there are more powerful muscle relaxers and pain killing drugs that can be prescribed.
The problem with all of these drugs is that they’re short-term answers. They provide no real solution, and have very serious side-effects.
All they do is cover up symptoms. However, the problem, and cause of the back pain is still present.
In order to remove back pain, the core problem needs to be understood.
When someone suffers from this sort of issue, there are a number of different factors that could be playing a role.
1) Structural imbalance
2) Muscular imbalance
3) Dietary Imbalance
4) Emotional Stress
All may be present, or simply one.
However, back pain is NEVER due to a lack of Aspirin or Tylenol.
So, if you’re suffering with back pain, what can you do to fix it?
- Sleep – How are you sleeping? Do you sleep on your side, or back? Or do you typically find yourself on your stomach throughout the night? You spend a 1/3 of your life asleep, so if you’re in a compromised position like your stomach throughout the night, it could lead to serious problems. For information on sleep, check out this article…
- Nutrition -What you put in your body has huge ramifications for your future health. Eating junk food doesn’t just lead to weight gain and sluggishness. It can lead to lots of other problems, like pain and discomfort. Eating better will help reduce inflammation that may be contributing to/or help you remove back pain. For more information on nutrition, check out this article…
- Movement – A lack of movement can lead to muscles seizing up and feeling stiff/painful. In order to avoid this from happening, you need to move! Movement also promotes blood flow which brings healing to the body. One of the best exercises to get some movement in the lower back is marching in place. Make sure to get your knees up high. This will activate the muscles in the lower back and get things loosened up.
Not all back pain is the same. Which is why it’s important to understand the factors at play with back pain and what you can do to help correct the problem.
If you try these 3 tips and you’re still having pain, your problem may be structural. In this case, I’d recommend seeing someone like us who specializes in correcting imbalance in structure.