Back Pain? Try These Four Tricks

Posted May 20, 2014 | Posted in Fitness & Nutrition, Health & Wellness

Back problems send more Americans to the doctor annually than anything else. Unfortunately, almost everyone will suffer from back pain during their lifetime. But before you start taking pain medicine try some of these more natural ways to alleviate the pain.

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Back Pain Remedies

  1. Yoga is a great exercise that’s good for both the body and mind. Those who did yoga once a week for a few months saw greater improvement in function and mobility than those who tried medicine or physical therapy.  Stretching exercises that focus on your midsection and legs are also a good alternative to yoga.
  2. Aquatic therapy is physical therapy performed in a pool. The heated water of the pool encourages muscle relaxation and the movement of the water increases circulation. After going to therapy five times a week for a few months, many people saw an increase in quality of life.
  3. You might think that strength training will increase your back pain, but it’s actually the opposite.  Strengthening and stretching the muscles can reduce or eliminate many types of back pain. If you do have back pain, it’s important to strengthen your core muscles to relive strain on the lower back.
  4. Sleeping the correct way at night can also affect how you feel the next day. People who sleep on their back should put a pillow under their knees for support. Side sleepers should place pillows between their knees to keep their spine in a natural position.

These are just a few remedies you can try to help reduce your back pain. It may take time to see results, so don’t give up in the beginning! If you have persistent back pain or your pain increases, you should talk to your doctor about the best course of treatment.

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5 responses to “Back Pain? Try These Four Tricks”

  1. This is a really crappy thing to find on a hospital’s website when you have recently moved to the area and are searching for the right Doctor. I have been living with pain you can not imagine for years now do to back injury, and as of late 3 falls from seizures that injured my neck, so bad I may add, that the wqay I hit my head left me in ICU twice with bleeding on the brain. I am in pain constantly, and to suggest Yoga,slimply sleeping the correct wayhad me in tears that a hospital such as this is NOT willing to help the public in iny way.—Natalie Hobbs

  2. I went to the ER a few months back. Since it was for back pain they told me “You came to the ER for a back ache?” One male nurse said to me. A Tylenol and hours later I begged my roommate to take me to WakeMed. Thank goodness he did. Either I picked up something wrong at work or might of overdone it at the gym. The ER Doctor at Wakemed actually felt my back and ordered an MRI. 4 herniated discs with some medical term for a pinched nerve. I never forgot that “eye roll” from the ER doc and says a back ache well your not getting narcotics and all you can do is rest”. I never mentioned anything about even an aspirin. This discrimination has happened to me and others my age even though at 27 you would not think they would not discriminate that they think this guy is a junkie. anywhere the word pain is mentioned.

  3. Hey i would like to know who am i suppose to go see for my back pain. My back is have gotten worst and now is affecting my everyday routine, my sleeping and me trying to keep a job. I have a 2 month old baby and i need to work but my back pain is bad. So who can i see?
    Thank you

  4. Hey i would like to know who am i suppose to go see for my back pain. My back is have gotten worst and now is affecting my everyday routine, my sleeping and me trying to keep a job. I have a 2 month old baby and i need to work but my back pain is bad. So who can i see?
    Thank you

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