Some Ways to Reduce Back Pain

  1. Limit Bed Rest – Studies show those who stay active experience less back pain than those who frequent best rest
  2. Keep Exercising – We cannot negate the importance of exercising. Simply walking can ease the strain in the back.
  3. Maintain Good Posture – Always sit straight up when you drive. “Keeping the right amount of curvature in the back takes pressure off the nerves and will reduce back pain.” Says Wilmarth.
  4. Improve Flexibility – i.e. “put an equal load throughout the body from the feet all the way up to the head,” Davis says.
  5. Strengthen your Core Stronger abdominal muscles benefit those who suffer from back pain. “If the abdominals are weak, other areas must pick up the slack. When we strengthen the abdominals, it often reduces the strain on the lower back”, says Frank Wyatt, EdD, professor of exercise physiology at Missouri Western State University
  6. Ditch the Brace – “Braces are helpful for strenuous activities, like heavy lifting, but only keep them on for 15 minutes at a time,” Says Davis
  7. Apply Ice and Heat – Most doctors recommend using ice for the first 48hours after an injury – particularly if there swelling – and then switch to heat.
  8. Quit Smoking – “A study recently published in the American Journal of Medicine found that current and former smokers are more likely to have back pain when compared with people with who have never smoked”
  9. Use Relaxation Techniques – Meditation, deep breathing, tai chi, and yoga can help reduce back pain experiences
  10. Try Talk Therapy – Depression and anxiety are often associated with back pains
  11. Sleep the Right Way – As reflected by Wilmarth, sleeping on a bad position or in an unsupported mattress can result in lumbago.
  12. See A Specialist – If you still feel no changes after exercising some of the remedies as outlined, then it is time to see a doctor.


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