Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints in which most of us will experience at some point. While back pain can get better on its own, chronic back pain can be related to injuries and can have a detrimental impact on your everyday life.
As with any health issue, prevention is always better than cure. If you can reduce or prevent the chances of lower back pain, you can save yourself time-consuming, stressful or even costly surgery. Here are some simple lifestyle changes that can help you stay away from back pain and injuries:
Starting with exercise, you can strengthen your muscles which also helps you stay fit, flexible and less likely to experience back pain. There are many exercises that you can do to improve your back; such as knee-to-chest stretches, pelvic tilts, leg lifts, and lower back rotational exercises.
Diet and Rest
Maintaining a healthy diet helps you stay within a good weight range and thus puts less pressure on your back and joints. Together with a balanced diet, ensure that you have plenty of rest so that you are less likely to comfort eat unhealthy food, or eat at late hours.
Nowadays we spend much more time in front of devices and sitting for long periods. Ensure that you are well supported whether you are sitting or standing for your job, remind yourself to get up and move around every hour, or take a few minutes to do some simple stretching exercises during work breaks.
Many back injuries are caused by improper lifting. This doesn’t just apply to workers that are required to move heavy items but can affect anybody doing a wide range of tasks. For example, bending over to pick up small children, or even shoveling soil in the garden can contribute to back injuries just as much as someone working in a warehouse. When lifting, always use proper techniques which include bending your knees, or ask for help when lifting heavy furniture.
When should you seek help?
If you experience back pain or an injury that doesn’t improve, you will need to seek professional assistance to avoid the issue getting any worse. There are various holistic methods to treat back pain that doesn’t involve costly and invasive procedures, allowing your body to heal faster and preventing further damage. This includes:
Here at Empowering Wellness, we are here to help. We are one of the longest-standing Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture and Natural Therapies Clinics in Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Our dedicated team is passionate about health and vitality in life and offers holistic treatments to help with back issues.
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