Back Pain Relief Tips

Closeup rear-view of a young woman suffering from back pain

Almost all of us all suffer from back pain, it can be a minor or occasional pain but it can also be chronic that really effects the quality of life. Following Emily Lark and her back to life eBook exercise could be a good idea.

If you don’t have time for an eBook here are some simple methods to relieve back pain.

  • Exercise: Exercise can help reduce pain and discomfort. On a regular basis, Iyengar yoga, swimming, and water-based activities may be particularly helpful. But when first starting your day, try light stretching and taking a walk. Light movement can help ease the pain.
  • Take Broccoli: It’s believed that the vitamin, found in broccoli, spinach, and other dark leafy greens, helps calcium deposit in the bones, making them denser. The stronger your bones, the stronger your whole body and the lower your chances of an injury that could cause back pain.
  • Lighten Your Load: If your purse or briefcase tips the scales at more than 10% of your weight, it’s too heavy. And you need to carry it right. Your best bet is a model with a long strap that lets you position it across your chest like a messenger bag.
  • Right Bed: A harder bed may not be better for your back. A recent study in Spine found that people who slept on softer beds reported less lower-back pain than those who snoozed on harder ones.
  • Tighten Your Abs: Having strong core muscles (we’re talking abs here) can help protect your back from injury. Do the core-strengthening pelvic tilt 2 to 3 times per week.
  • Good Posture: Sitting at a desk for eight (or more) hours a day can really do a number on your back. Make sure to sit with your back against your chair (get a lumbar pillow if your chair doesn’t allow this) and both feet flat on the floor.
  • Soothe the pain with cold and/or hot: Don’t underestimate the pain reduction of simply applying cold packs and/or hot packs to help reduce your lower back pain and spur the healing process.