Maintaining Good Health Even When You're Busy

3 Ways To Reduce Back Pain

by Caitlin Obara

Are you experiencing chronic back-pain? If so, there are some steps that you can take at home, and on your own, that can assist and improve your lower back pain. On top of visiting your chiropractor, there are other ways that you can improve the pain in your back without having to rely on constant pain medication. So, to reduce the pain in your back, you may want to take it upon yourself to do the following:

Do Core Exercises:

Doing sit ups or any abdominal workout for about 20 minutes a day can take a load off of your back bones, which can improve the condition of your back. By working out the core muscles surrounding your back bones, you can take some weight and pressure off of your spine and back and receive more upper body support from your muscles. This can help tremendously, as this helps improve back strength and keeps your back straight and healthy.

Heat Your Back:

Whether you prefer a hot bath or applying heat packs to the pain on your back, you will want to take time out of your day to use one of these methods to reduce your back pain. Heat can increase blood flow and hinders pain messages being sent to your brain, which can reduce your pain level. This is a great way to keep your back pain levels down on a regular basis, especially after a long day at work, or sitting at the computer.

Massage Therapy:

Massages in your back can help tremendously, as this relaxes any tense areas and makes you feel more comfortable. Not only do massages benefit you physically, but they also stimulate your endorphin hormones, which has a pain relieving effect on the body. This is a great way to lower back pain levels, without having to treat it with expensive physician visits or pain medication. So, take some time out of your day to have your wife, husband or a friend thoroughly rub the pain region of your back, as this can help you out tremendously.

With these three solutions, you can easily help reduce the pain in your back on your own, which is helpful when you don't have the time to visit a physician or chiropractor, like Moss Chiropractic, at the moment. So, take a few minutes out of your day to exercise, apply heat packs on your back and receive a thorough back massage, as these can all help the health condition of your back.