10 Ways You Can Improve Everyday Back Pain

When it comes to back pain, navigating your everyday life can be a hard process. However, there are ways in which you can manage your symptoms and start living the way you want. Below are 10 ways in which you can improve the symptoms of your back pain, and where you can find items that can aid you along the way.

1. Gentle Exercise

Usually, we’re told to rest sore parts of our bodies when they’re in pain. However, it’s encouraged to exercise when you are experiencing back pain as it can improve flexibility and strength in your spine and the surrounding muscles. The NHS has some back pain exercises you can try, why not check them out?

2. Healthy Weight

It’s no secret that obesity and lower back pain are related, so it should come as no surprise that losing weight can also help in relieving the aches and pains you’re feeling in your back. If you think that your back pain could be related to your weight, why not keep a journal of the pain? You may find that as you lose weight, the pain you’re experiencing lessons too. Always consult your doctor before embarking on a weight loss plan. 

3. Stretching & Yoga

As well as gentle exercise, yoga and stretching can do wonders for your back. Not only can it improve your flexibility and strength, but it can help you in combatting stress as well. There are a number of yoga poses you can practice in order to alleviate back pain, why not try some out and see if you feel any better afterwards?

4. Painkillers

Painkillers are great for when you’re constantly feeling the aches and pains of every day back problems. Anti-inflammatory tablets, such as ibuprofen can help the pain whilst also helping to reduce swelling. If the pain is unbearable, you can also talk to your doctor, who may be able to prescribe a stronger medication for you. 

5. Supplements

Alongside traditional treatment, you could also take a holistic approach when it comes to back pain. Some studies have suggested that CBD oil is a great cure when it comes to pain, and could help thousands take back control of their life. Alternatively, there are suggestions among professionals that Vitamin D, Tumeric and other natural supplements can aid in the process of controlling back pain.

6. Heat Therapy

Heat can help in the reduction of inflammation and cramping, which is why you might find that massages such as hot stone massages are perfect for everyday pain, and can assist with pain reduction. Alternatively, take a hot water bottle to bed with you and use it on your troubled areas overnight. 

7. A Good Night’s Sleep

Among other things, a bad night of sleep can impact our back, especially if we’re sleeping on a poor mattress, or sleeping in a strange position. Choosing a bed that’s right for you can be one of the best things you can do when it comes to your back pain. Why not check out our Selina adjustable bed? Models can come with a built-in massager and more. 

8. Acupuncture

No longer an old wives tale, acupuncture is slowly becoming more and more accepted in the medical community and has been proven to help those with chronic lower back pain. Derived from eastern medicine, acupuncture is the practise of using fine needles to penetrate the body and heal chronic pain.

9. Massages

Not only do heat-related therapies help to ease back pain, but everyday massages can help as well. The manipulation of soft tissue helps to ease tension and can relax you in the process, softening the muscles and easing tension. 

10. Back brace

Back braces are used to help reduce pain by manipulating the movement of the lumbar spine, ensuring that any twisting movement is kept to a minimum. Braces also help to compress the body, meaning it can help towards improving posture.