Are you tired of being woken up in the middle of the night with throbbing, agonizing back pain?
Have you felt that your back pain has been limiting the amount of physical activity you’re able to do?
If so, you’re not alone.
Ready to get your life back?
We want that for you, too. That’s why we’ve created this helpful post, filled with the top tips on how to fix back pain. Read on to learn how to end the pain and frustration for good.
Study Your Posture
The first step in learning how to fix back pain?
Start taking a hard look at not only how you sit, but how many hours a day you spend at your desk. There’s a direct link between chronic back pain and the time you spend sitting.
In fact, over 50% of workers with back pain spend most of their day sitting.
However, we know it’s not always possible to spend your workday standing, or to bust out a few stretches in the office. Instead, focus on what you’re actually able to change.
Take a look at your computer. Chances are, it’s not level with your eye line. This forces your head, neck, and upper back to curve downwards, putting extra pressure on the spine and destroying your posture.
Try placing a few books underneath your computer monitor, or even just adjusting your chair so things are better lined up. Also, try placing a pillow underneath your bottom to adjust the amount of lumbar support you get when sitting.
Finally, try not to cross your legs under your desk, which can twist your spine into tricky positions.
Give Yoga A Try
Next up on our list of tips for how to fix back pain?
Try enrolling in a local yoga class.
First of all, yoga is helpful for back pain because it promotes relaxation and mental awareness.
All of that anxiety and stress you feel over the course of a day?
Yes, it’s going to start showing up in your body through a clenched jaw, tense shoulders, and a hunched-over back. When you find ways to relax, that tension will naturally release on its own.
Yoga is also a wonderful way to stretch and realign your spine gently and safely. While many people rely on chiropractors to help them get better alignment, yoga helps to teach your body how to realign itself slowly throughout the day — so sudden movements and jerky motions required.
Finally, yoga is also a great way to focus on your breathing. You might not think that your breathing patterns will impact your back, but they certainly do. Short, shallow breaths cause your body to work harder, which places stress on the back and shoulders.
However, longer and more deliberate breathing can promote relaxation and proper alignment. So, whenever you’re dealing with back pain, just remember to breathe.
Strengthen Your Core
Already behind on your New Year’s resolution to spend more time hitting the gym this year?
If you knew that working out made our list of tips on how to treat back pain, maybe you’d renew your membership — and your will to pump that iron.
You might be surprised to learn that there is a direct connection between your core (AKA your belly) strength and your posture/back pain.
Because your muscles and tissues aren’t strong enough to give your discs and the rest of your spine the kind of support they need. The weaker your back muscles, the less likely your lower back will be able to achieve the slight curve that it needs to function properly.
This also forces your other muscles to work harder to make up for core weakness, which triggers pain throughout your entire back.
To fix the problem, do some core-strengthening exercises.
Yes, things like sit-ups and crunches work, but they can also be hard on your back if done incorrectly.
Instead, try a little cardio, especially running or briskly walking, which strengthens your core as well as the rest of your body.
Buy A Product To Help With Posture
Especially if you’re dealing with more persistent, severe back pain, working out and adjusting your posture alone might not be enough.
Instead, you might benefit from a specially-designed product that aims to correct your posture and eliminate back pain.
However, it’s important to get the right one.
Avoid elastic belts, which, far from actually correcting your posture, instead put excess pressure on your spine. Instead, look for a product like our Back-A-Line range.
These products work to stimulate your muscle memory, strengthen your spinal muscles, end atrophy, and even keep you comfortable while wearing it.
We have products for pregnant women, motorcyclists, and tons of other different lifestyles — so you can find exactly what you need.
Don’t Know How To Fix Back Pain Alone? Consult With A Professional
So, you’ve read this list of tips on how to fix back pain, and perhaps you’ve even tried a few of them out for yourself.
Still, it seems like no matter what positions you put yourself in or gadgets you try, you’re just not getting the results you want.
If this sounds like you, then you likely need to make an appointment with a professional. Don’t panic, though — this doesn’t always mean that you’ll need surgery.
In fact, it’s highly likely that you’re wearing the wrong type or size of the back brace.
We can help you fix this.
Spend some time on our website to browse through our incredible inventory of back braces and products. If you have questions, reach out to us to learn how to pick the brace that will help you to leave your back pain in the dust.
Together, let’s make this the year you banish back pain.