Always be mindful of your posture. Doing your best to sit and stand with good posture will reduce the frequency and severity of your back pain. Poor posture results in back strain and pain, so practicing good posture is a pain reliever. Make sure you reward yourself for good posture behavior!
Avoid stressing and overworking the same back muscles, regardless of the physical position your body is in. Don’t make the same movements for a long time, even if you are cooking, cleaning or doing regular daily home duties or work tasks. If you’re sitting, get up and stretch your legs and if you’re standing, move around periodically.
It can take several days or maybe less to get a doctor’s appointment, so it is essential that you find a comfortable position to sit or lay down in. For many sufferers, it is comfortable to lay flat on their back with there knees bent, no matter what the injury is. This position reduces the stress on the muscles and tendons from the legs up to the back.
It is important that you get an appropriate amount of rest. Invest the time that it takes to reach a state of restfulness. Lay down with pillows under your legs. Once you get up, take a little bit of time to stretch around and loosen up. Be aware of the things your body is telling you so that you can ease your back pain.
To determine your back pain’s severity and to avoid worsening the injury, try resting for a couple days after you experience pain. If the pain goes away or lessens over that time, you can assume the injury was only a minor one. Although, if you experience the same amount or an increase in pain, then a doctor or chiropractor will need to perform an examination to see what the cause of the problem is. If you spend more than two days resting, you will not cure the problem, and you may make it worse by letting the supporting muscles weaken further.
Getting a diagnosis from you doctor is a good idea if you have persistent or severe back pain. Your doctor can run some diagnostic tests and give you a full physical. This can help you to determine what is at the root of your pain, and what an effective treatment plan might look like.
By now, you have learned a number of ways that you can use to reduce back pain and improve your quality of life. Use this advice to ease your pain and discomfort. You are worthy of having a pain-free life. The choice is yours to make.