It happens to the best of us. You’re sitting down, right as rain, then you get up and OUCH! You feel a stabbing pain in your back. These pangs can sometimes be torture and are really frustrating, especially if we don’t know why we’re getting them! We can’t take your backache away magically, but we can tell you the main reasons why you might have them so you might prevent it.
Simply put, you are sitting, standing or lying in the wrong position, daily. Slouching at a desk, walking with a hunch or stretching and leaning over too much, are the biggest culprits of back pain. If you have a laborious job or have tried lifting something, you may have done so incorrectly. Follow the right lifting techniques to avoid an annoying backache. If you have a desk job, your office chair may not be supporting your back, making you lean over to reach the computer. Adjust it according to your height and tilt it so your back is positioned straight, not slouched!
Chances are, we’re all in need of a mattress change, but when it gets to a stage where the springs are popping out, and you dread going to sleep on it, there’s no question that it’s time for a new one. Even if you have a new bed and you’re still waking up with a bad back, it may be your body telling you to get a softer or harder mattress. Get advice from a bed specialist and choice the mattress which is right for you. While you’re doing that, think about purchasing a couple of goose feather pillows to go with it. Not only will you feel more comfortable, but these simple changes will improve your backache in no time.
Whether you work as a builder or work-out at the gym every day, you’re still putting a huge amount of strain on your muscles. Make sure to lift and exercise safely. Also, don’t push yourself too hard. Only lift weights if you’re confident you can do it and just perform a certain workout routine if you have been shown correctly. Consider hiring a personal trainer to teach you exercise methods which suit you. The last thing you want is a bad back which lasts the whole week and impairs you from doing anything active.
Probably the most obvious answer and unfortunately, the saddest, is that your back pain is due to ageing. Sometimes natural remedies like massage therapy, taking more vitamin D and pain relief from the doctors can relieve it. For the ladies out there, it may be your menstrual cycle which is the cause of a bad back. Period pains are a different story altogether, but relieving your back pain can make it seem a lot better. Ways to improve pain during menstruation include, applying heat, taking warms baths, exercising regularly, avoiding caffeine and taking over the counter painkillers. Of course, consult with your doctor first before making any serious health decisions.