The situations in which people come to us with back pain are increasingly recurrent. At Balance Club we are attentive to all complaints and above all we bet on preventive and corrective work.
The spine is the structure that sustains our body and our bipedal position, which in itself implies that it is subject to the pressure of the force of gravity and our body weight.
In addition to that is also the axis of communication of nerves, joints, ligaments, tendon muscles, and each of these can cause pain.
The pathologies associated with back pain are increasingly frequent and occur earlier and earlier. According to the World Health Organization, 85% of the world’s population suffers from back pain. These pains are most often related to sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, and in more complex cases to spinal injuries. Incredibly, 9 out of 10 adults suffer from or already suffered from back pain.
If you are one of those who suffer from this malady here are five tips to help you relieve back pain.
1. Stretching Exercises
Often back pain is caused by the pressure exerted on our spine. Simply stretching after a prolonged period in the same position will relieve the pain and you will almost immediately notice a reduction in pain.
A study by the “Grup Health Research Institute in Seattle” indicates that both Yoga, Pilates, intense stretching exercises or sciatica stretches machine are good choices of activities to relieve the pains of people suffering from back pain.
2. Beware of lifting weights
For every 10 Kg barely lifted, it may involve about 50kg more pressure on the discs in your spine, which may be enough to cause a herniated disc.
Always carry your knees and keep your back straight whenever you lift a heavy object.
3. Good Posture
When we are sitting for a long time, the tendency is to curl your shoulders and tilt your head forward and bend your back. Often even, our feet do not touch the ground because the chairs are too tall. All this implies that our musculoskeletal system is undergoing immense force, which inevitably causes back pain. Choose ergonomic chair for back pain can help solve the problem.
A good standing position (right head and torso), sitting (supporting the back of the chair, feet firmly on the floor, knees at right angles) and lying down, will help relieve pain.
4. Suitable footwear
High heels are considered the personification of the female figure. They make the pelvis sway, project the breasts forward and emphasize the buttocks, lengthen the legs …
So it seems interesting, but if we say it like this: The high heel causes pressure in the joints and the lower back, forcing this zone to an extent (lordosis) leaving the body in an unstable position, forcing those who use them to compensate the spine to minimize The imbalance … Scary not?
It limits the use of high heels for special occasions, and whenever possible uses an anatomically comfortable footwear, whose heel does not exceed three centimeters.
5. Control the Weight
All the extra weight of our body increases the pressure on our back, especially in the lower back, and similarly to other items the pressure on the intervertebral discs is enormous. The greater the weight, the greater the lordosis, and the greater the back pain.
By reducing extra weight, and keeping it at its optimum weight, in addition to other health benefits, it will reduce or eliminate back pain.
The practice of regular physical exercise helps in the prevention of back pain.
Attention these tips are to relieve back pain caused by muscular causes and prevent.
If you have problems with herniated discs or other spinal problems you should consult your doctor.
“Pain is an alert! The body tells you when you have or will have an injury. If the activity you are practicing provokes pain, stop immediately; Do not try to continue and let the pain pass simply. Abusing medications can mask the cause of the pain. Preventive care of the spine, bones and musculature “, – Jason Gilbert (Chiropractic – specialized in the detection and correction of problems related to the spine)