“How To Relieve Chronic Lower Back Pain” is a collaborative post. Please see the disclosure page for more information. Disclaimer – always verify medical information with your doctor or a professional.
Chronic lower back pain is one of the most frequent health complaints in modern times. Everyone seems to suffer from it – and your age doesn’t matter! People in their teenage years complain of persistent low back pain just as much as people well into their 80’s.
The troublesome thing about low back pain is that it will get worse if you don’t treat it. What starts off as a minor thing can end up ruining your life! Always check with your doctor for help and advice. And while you are waiting for an appointment, we need to think of ways that you can relieve your chronic back pain.
It’s impossible to come to one conclusion as lower back pain is caused by various things, but here’s a selection of ideas to treat your pain:
The majority of lower back pain is caused by bad posture. We all sit too much, and this does a heck of a lot of damage to our posture – mainly in the pelvic region. The position our legs are in when we sit means that the hip flexor muscles become very short and tight. In turn, this pulls the pelvis forward, putting a strain on the low back muscles. Just like that, low back pain is here!
Consequently, you can relieve your pain by doing posture rehabilitation exercises. Stretch out your hip flexors and lower back muscles to relieve tension and tightness. Then, most importantly, work on strengthening your butt muscles and the muscles in your core. A strong core and bum will keep your pelvis in the ideal position, while nicely stretched hip flexors prevent it from being pulled out of whack. Et voila, you’ve relieved your pain.
A detox can help relieve your lower back pain – but perhaps not instantly. You see, if you choose to detox your body for better health, then you can eliminate a few things that might cause your pain. A lot of people probably have inflammation in the lower back region, which adds to the pain. A detox can help get rid of this, making it easier for you to recover. Not only that, but things like a vibration therapy detox can help improve your muscle mass, boost circulation, and heal your back pain. It’s worth trying this before anything else as you can see if the detox helps. If it does, but the pain comes back soon, then you know you have to do something else on top of your detox – like rehabilitation work.
A chiropractor works with your spine, but they also work with other areas of your body too. I once thought they just clicked your back and that was it. But, the clicks they do are much more than just loud clicks. In essence, they work to help improve your central nervous system and free up trapped nerves. When a nerve is trapped, you don’t send proper signals to specific muscles, which leads to muscular imbalances causing back pain. With correct chiropractic treatment, you’ll get a proper assessment, and the right adjustments are made to ensure your spine is in the correct alignment and your body is working as it should.
For some, chronic back pain is just the result of tight and tense muscles. Maybe you pulled your back lifting something from the floor, or you were standing for ages and it just got sore. Either way, you can relieve your pain with massage therapy. A deep tissue massage will get right at all the muscle knots in your lower back. These knots are causing your pain, so a professional massage therapist can help melt them away. Also, massages help stimulate blood flow to your lower back, which can ease any soreness and make your back feel less stiff than it was before. There are plenty of massages you can get, but something deep will usually benefit you most in the long run. A soothing, soft massage might be more relaxing, but it won’t do much to the actual muscle tissue. Speak with the professional massage therapist for what massage will be most helpful for your case.
Obviously, it’s best to consult a medical professional before you seek out any types of treatment for your low back. But, if you’ve seen a doctor and they’ve just prescribed medication, then try these ideas to relieve your chronic pain. In many cases, chronic back pain can be solved without the need for surgery. Surgery is usually the last resort if nothing else works. If you act fast and start treating your back pain as early as possible, then you hopefully will be able to relieve it without ever needing surgery.