Back pain has become a common place these days with more than three quarters of the adult population believed to suffer from it and more alarmingly, the demographic just keeps getting younger, largely due to our unhealthy lifestyle and diet. Back pain not only causes discomfort and hindrance to our daily life but if left untended, can have long term negative consequences as well. What’s more, Chronic back pain which can leave people writhing in pain and prevent them from performing daily tasks is brought on by very avoidable lifestyle choices such as obesity, diet, lack of exercise, etc.
So let’s take at different ways we can prevent/manage back pain.
Just like every other ailment, what you eat can directly have an impact on the severity of your back pain.
• Foods rich in vitamin D and calcium can help strengthen your bones to a large degree, keeping your spine strong and erect.
Vitamin D can be found in fish, Cod liver oil and shiitake mushrooms while Dairy products are most known for their calcium content as well as dried herbs, sesame seeds, almonds, and flax seeds.
• Protein, found in meat, soy, milk, and fish can help in strengthening the muscles in your back and core.
• There are also anti inflammatory foods which minimize pain such as berries, salmon, etc.
• Avoid processed food, refined sugar and alcohol while ensuring you have sufficient intake of vitamin C, omega 3 fatty acids, and iron which are known to heal your body.
It can’t be stressed enough just how important exercise can turn out to be for your body, especially in fighting against back pain. It strengthens your core and back muscles while helping you lose weight at the same time.
While not all exercises can be performed with the ailments, the sheer number of alternatives like pilates, yoga, cardio, etc ought to make it a staple in your arsenal against back pain.
The way you sit, stand, sleep and walk can have a big impact on your back seeing improper posture puts a lot of pressure and stress, leading to pain. This is more relevant in modern office culture where sit on chair 9-5 only to return home to our couch. So once you learn to improve your posture, you can avoid all movements which hurt your back and inevitably lead to chronic pain.
Back pain doesn’t mean the end of the world nor is it incurable. You just to find natural remedies and choices that could help in managing it, and gradually compete cure.
This is but a brief overview on how to fight back pain. However, you can learn more in detail and avoid back pain completely by reading the e-book “7 Proven Ways to Reduce Lower Back Pain”
Free Self-Help Guide to Solving Your Back Pain