Those of us who have been unfortunate enough to experience back pain in all it's different intensities and places know just how debilitating back pain can be.
In fact this alone is responsible for millions of lost work days every year which must amount to millions of $$ or ££ lost revenue from the economy.
So, what can we all do to help to minimise the risk of getting any back problems in the future and or course to help to deal with any current back problems that we may already have?
Well, if we have got a painful problem the first thing we tend to do is to reach for the painkillers and we usually do this with an enormous amount of gratitude for the fact that they exist. We might need a trip to the Dr or the Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Chiropractor and we may need to take time off work. We do our exercises religiously to make sure of a speedy recovery or at least to expedite the removal of back pain and then once we fell better then exercises often fall by the way side until next time.
However, what we also need to consider is some form of preventative strategies to help problems from even starting in the first place. Think of these as keeping the body well maintained in a healthy state.
- Regular back massage will not only keep your muscles tension and knot free but it is also invaluable 'me time' away from the stresses and strains of life
- Other therapies such as Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherapy are all great for keeping your body and soul in tip top order
- Warm up correctly before exercising and make sure you get plenty of regular exercise
- Eat well and regularly. Good healthy food.
- Check out your furniture and in particular your bed. Electric adjustable beds are the best and most supportive beds you can buy and they need not cost the earth in 2012. Make sure that you get a good nights sleep every night so that you feel rested next day and also so that your body can get all the time it needs to do it's repair and regeneration.