If you are experiencing back pain, know that you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common diseases that has plagued human lives. It is estimated that lower back pain is the most common disease in the UK for young adults and that it alone leads to 100 million workdays lost per year. For the most part, making a few life changes can go a long way in treating back pain.
The World Health Organization has identified many risk factors that lead to back pain, which are but not limited to posture, obesity, fitness level, height and age.
The most common culprit seems to be bad posture. This can be brought on by many reasons. Sleeping in the wrong position, lifting weights, or even sitting. Sitting is counterproductive to humans. Our muscles receive less amount of blood and oxygen when we sit down. We put 90% more stress on our back when we sit than we do while standing. This is mostly due to the fact that we imbalance our heads and back which causes more stress. Slouching forward or leaning back too much while sitting or standing can cause back problems.
There is a hollow space inside the spinal bone which allows for nerves to be connected from our brain to the rest of our body. When the space is not wide enough for the nerves it can cause pain as they are squeezed. This can even cause numbness. It can be caused by an injury or an infection.
When you twist or overextend your back you may experience muscle strain. It is also called lumbar strain. The pain usually leads from your lower back to just before the legs. It is usually treated within a month but it can be extended because of poor posture.
Pain along the sciatic nerve is called sciatica. The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back and branches at your hips making its way down both of your legs. It usually occurs when something compresses the nerve. Sciatica can be treated within a few weeks. Sitting for long periods can make it worse.
Your spine sometimes gets squashed under the daily pull of gravity. This leads to many problems and is called compression. Dealing with compression can be fairly easy using specialized tools or visiting a therapist.
Having weak core muscles may actually lead to back pain as they would not be strong enough to support your spine. Including regular exercise can help deal with this.
There are many treatment options that allow you to manage back pain; some are more invasive than others. While going to the doctor and surgery are options one could opt for I will discuss options that can be carried out at home.
You need to fix your posture while sitting and standing. This is very important. Even if bad posture does not lead to a bad back it will prevent you from treating it. Make sure to utilize the seat of your back while sitting. Do not sit with your back bent forward or while not making proper contact with the back of your chair. Do not sit for too long either. Make sure to take breaks from sitting.
Integrate regular exercise into your life. This cannot be emphasized enough. Having a good exercise routine will help you fight obesity and tone your muscles. Two things which we have discussed that leads to back pain problems. There are many activates which you could try. Yoga, running or a walk in the park.
Backrack Spinal Decompression Device
Its special “S” design mirroring the natural curvature of the spine is essential to help you align your spine and relieve back pain. It works by allowing your spine to return to its natural length and shape by a procedure called spinal decompression. Backrack is one simple device to treat all types of back pain and their associated symptoms without using any medicine.