It’s something you never think will happen to you (not until later on in life anyway…)
Though sometimes you’re going about your day nicely. You feel well and think that any health problems you ‘might get’ are a lonnnnng way off in the future!
But then suddenly, you feel a twinge in your back, and something’s not quite right.
Maybe your first thought is that it’s nothing, and it’ll just go away on it’s own.
Maybe you pass it off as just having slept awkwardly, or because you were doing the housework all day.
But the truth is, when back pain ‘just happens’, most of us have no clue, no real explanation, and when it strikes it leaves you suffering with back pain for a lot longer than you should have to!
And what do you do when the pain suddenly comes on?!
Most people do one of two things:
– Ignore it, hoping to wake up one morning as if they never had back pain in the first place.
– Reach into the cupboard and dose up on painkillers every few hours… for days!
And I don’t blame them, after all when you take a visit to the GP they’ll either tell you to rest, or rest and take some strong painkillers…
But painkillers only mask the pain for a few hours until you need to take another dose! – Which will never get to the root cause of back pain.
Here’s the thing, there’s so many different ways of finding relief from back pain that don’t include the standard painkillers and rest option, and I want to share them with you, so you can find relief naturally (WITHOUT relying upon pills)…
The first, most simplest ways of easing a bad back is to avoid sitting with your legs crossed.
We all do it, but because your spine isn’t designed to twist and turn, sitting with your legs crossed places a lot of strain on your lower back – which will contribute to more back pain.
Sit straight with your legs placed on the floor with your knees slightly bent, and this will take away any pressure on the spine.
Another easy one to fix – how do you sleep at night? There isn’t a faster way to self-inflict a bad back on yourself or make it worse.
Avoid this position at all costs, and you’ll have a better nights sleep and wake up with less back pain.
On the topic of sleep, give sleeping with a pillow between your knees a go. This might be a little difficult to get used to at first, but if you can persist, it lowers the amount of twisting happening in your spine.
And if you sleep on your side, try placing a pillow between your legs to keep your spine in a good position and reduce the tension in your lower back.
Your back holds your core – one of the most important parts of your body! And if we don’t look after and protect it, we’re likely to experience some type of aches and pains at some point in our life.
In the same way that you brush your teeth twice a day to look after them and keep them clean, you need to look at taking care of your back in the same way, and incorporate daily habits and rituals to help ease, AND live with less back pain.
I can’t promise you that ALL of these things will work for you, but what I do know is that these tips have been proven to help my patients, and even myself, to reduce the risk of back pain coming out of nowhere… And if someone is suffering from it, these tips help ease it too!
For even MORE natural tips like this, visit here where you can download your free copy of my back pain tips report: http://www.paulgoughphysio.com/back-pain
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