Back pain can be really annoying and quite painful. It can cause an inability to sleep and almost every adult can have back and neck pain during their life.
This back pain can be linked to degenerated vertebrae, hernia disc, stenosis of the spine and also strained a muscle. Injuries can also be big factors.
The cause of back pain in 85% of the cases cannot be discovered to the detail, and sometimes even magnetic resonance cannot diagnose it.
Chronic back pain lasts longer than one month, and when an acute pain become chronic, it needs serious treatment and remedies. When it comes to the posture, carrying heavy loads or getting old, all of these things can, sadly, affect the pain.
Tips for Healthy Back
- If you spend a lot of time sitting, then you need to stand a bit from time to time, or just take a walk around the office.
- The mattress should be changed after 5 years of use since the pain can be linked to the overused and deformed mattress.
- Try walking or running for 30 minutes.
- Try not sleeping on your belly, because it will hurt you back even more.
- Carrying heavy loads and items can be dangerous and lead to even bigger injuries, so try avoiding it when you have back pain.
- Small kids can also be a part of the problem. So, when you want to lift your kind, you just need to crouch and lift slowly, not with your back, but with the thigh muscles.
- Whatever you do, remember to bend your knees.
Back Pain is Linked to Neck Pain
When you have back pain, it is more likely you will also have neck pain. Our shoulders are very delicate and special, and because they are large and flexible, they can get damaged easier. All of this can happen because of:
- Unstable joints
- Fracture of the bone on the hand
- Stiff shoulder
- Dislocation injury
When it comes to the neck pain, if it lasts longer than 12 weeks, it is chronic, and it can happen because of:
Damaged or stretched neck structures (tendon, ligament, muscle).
Other risks for this are cramps and over-stretching, also bad posture for walking or sitting, a lot of stress, less physical activities, sitting all day at work, bad sleeping position and more.
Reducing Pain at Your Home
If you want to get rid of the pain at your own home, you can use cold and hot compress on the aching areas. Just put it on every 2-3 hours, but remember that this is helpful, but short term method.
Workouts can also be helpful when it comes to reducing pain. You just need to work out every day and find the exercises that can decrease pain and move your neck muscles as much as you can do to avoid stiff neck.
Less stress. Yoga, meditation, and other calming activities can be very helpful.
Massages are very helpful because they relax the muscles and eliminate stress.
Try changing your pillow. Or your sleeping position. Feather pillows are great because they are soft and better for your neck, and you can also try a memory foam pillow because it adapts to your neck and head. Change your pillow from time to time and when you go on a trip, always take travel pillow with you.