I am going to condense this article on back pain relief for convenience since it is a combination of four major studies in themselves. I want to get directly to the point so that you can get directly to a solution.
Four major things play an important part in your spine’s health.
First, there is posture. I know this is not the first time you have heard this, but it needs to be said again and again. The way you carry yourself impacts the way that your spine balances your body. Over time, changes that you make to gait, sleeping position, and even just standing can make big impacts.
Posture should be noted in sitting, standing, and sleeping. Start taking note of your posture at all times. If it is not straight, then start working on fixing it. Be aware of your posture whenever possible.
If you sleep with both hands under your pillow while you lay on your side, you can pinch a nerve in your neck if your shoulder of the arm that’s up starts to relax and leans in toward your head or neck. It would be better to lay your arm of your upper hand down on your leg while one hand is under your pillow.
Buy a few different thickness pillows as a way to ensure that you aren’t jeopardizing health when you end up in a different sleeping position. I do not know about you, but I can not have a high, fluffy pillow when I lay on my back. But a thin pillow gives me neck ache when I lay on my side.
What you want to do when you notice your back goes out a lot and you experience pinched nerves, is in getting your spine back into alignment and having it flexible.
As a chiropractor in Centennial, Co, I can’t stress enough the value of having a professional help you get to the root of the issue and then track your progress over time.
However, if you are currently in pain, put ice or heat on the spot until the pain seems to lessen.
Do NOT, under any circumstances, exercise while any of your nerves are inflamed or swollen!
To get your back more flexible, you might want to check out concepts like kundalini yoga. Not all yoga styles are like those you may have seen on television, where they twist themselves up. Kundalini yoga has very good and useful spinal exercises developed to help flexibility. Kundalini Yoga is also a spiritual tool to help before meditation. It can help with stress and anxiety.
It is very important to strengthen your back and the surrounding muscles. This is the third step to a healthy back.
Doing sit-ups is one such exercise – and one that should be done in moderation.
Take all of these things slow and at the pace of your body. Your body will let you know what it is feeling. Pain is a warning sign that should not be overlooked.
Just remember… taking pain pills is okay when you really need them. But also remember that they do not heal the problem, they only mask the warning signs. In fact, they simply mask the warning signs, but do nothing to address the underlying problem.
Health is more than just eating right. One has to consider mental health, environmental, and many other factors. It is not all that easy for a doctor to diagnose the complete problem and cure it, especially if it has roots in psychological issues and have gone a long time unchecked and become a physical problem.
Your fourth and final step in back health is to start a daily stretching routine. You have
seen cats and dogs stretch when they get up, try it for yourself!
The key to back health is in keeping your back actively flexible and strong, or well supported by the stomach and back muscles. You may have to find that happy medium in between: having too much strength in one area will pull out another.
Each person is uniquely different in many areas. So never assume that what worked for someone else is going to work for you. You may have to build on someone else’s information and work it into your own, personal program.
When looking for back pain relief in Centennial, you can use some of these simple ideas to make better decisions about how you carry yourself, what you do, and how often you think about how you are treating your body. I have been working with Centennial back pain sufferers for many years. In fact, I have developed a track record of being the “go-to” doctor for those seeking proper back pain relief. Through a simple process, we can identify the root issues, build a personal care plan, and get you not only out of pain, but back to doing what you love.
Dr. Tony Nicholas is a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.). He demonstrates a presence and leadership that naturally draws people to him. He commits to chiropractic care with a strong passion, purpose, and understanding of the vital importance of spine health. Dr. Tony’s main goal is to help people get and stay healthy and pain free through a natural, drug free method of care.
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