Tips for Managing Back Pain

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 2/22/2019 to Core & Balance
Tips for Managing Back Pain

Chronic pain can really affect the quality of life we strive for, with no way to eliminate it we are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to treat chronic pain. The most common chronic pain is found in the back, neck, and shoulders. There are ways to control those aches and pains without disrupting daily life, but it starts with getting active and healthy.

Exercise and Eat Well

Exercising doesn’t have to be going to the gym, it can be walks around the block or it could be swimming with the family. Whatever keeps the body moving, the best medicine is an active life. It also allows for well rested nights.

Eating well is a staple to a good immune system and resilient body, muscle deterioration is often a big factor in most chronic pain and can easily be avoided by eating healthy and staying active. Another common factor in back pain include injuries, overworking, and doing the wrong exercises. While a physical therapist is certainly recommended after serious injuries to the back, neck, or shoulders, there are other ways to rejuvenate our bodies.

Therapy

A popular kind of therapy that brings great results that requires no subscription or therapist is stretching. They say we should stretch every morning before getting out of bed, although many of us jump right out of bed before giving our bodies time to adjust. This can cause sore and tense muscles over time. Simply stretching in the morning and at night can make a worlds difference in chronic pain.

Physical therapy is always a good idea when trying to recover from an injury, but it can also be useful for those with sore backs without any prior injury. If a physical therapist isn’t an option, in-home therapy can be done with the right equipment. Something like the Stamina InLine Back Stretch Bench Pro can aid in a healthier back by decompressing the spine for improved health in pained areas such as the back, neck, hip, knees, and ankles. Other variations can include a back bench with cervical traction, providing an easier, effective way to reduce pain.

For older users, the Stamina InLine Inversion Chair is perfect for relieving back pain, it works just as a standard Inversion Chair would, but offers more support to allow the user to sit before fully inverting. Because of the support system, this makes it one of the safest ways to manage back pain at home.

Lastly, one of the most common complaints with chronic back pain is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. It’s hard to get comfortable when every new position offers a new, painful sensation. To relax those muscles before bed, a Stamina Backtrac Back Bassager can help release the tension in most common backaches. Invented by a chiropractic physician, the Backtrack works by providing acupressure and massage therapy by the users control.

The right routine and equipment can truly make a difference in chronic pain cases, and in the long run it is even cheaper than physical therapy as the equipment lasts years to be used whenever injury or pain strikes again. Preventing is the first step to proper health and managing is the next, don’t let chronic pain change your quality of life.

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