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Help Your Back Pain

Are you struggling like others adults who suffer from back pain, sciatica or lower back pain? Is your day less enjoyable as back pain stops you doing the activities you wish to do?

Well there are some simple tricks you can apply that can make your life better

Follow these tricks below and you will find back pain will ease. These are best applied if you don't have back pain, and wish to make sure you stay that way. As the saying goes – prevention is easier than cure!

 

With back pain this is doubly so, you need to stop your back pain before it starts. Over 80% of adults suffer from back pain at some stage. Back pain is the second most common reason to visit your doctor, behind the common cold only. Back pain is likely to affect you at some time so now is the best time to do something about it.

 

Follow these simple 7 tricks and you can avoid becoming one of the statistics.

 

Tip 1. Stand upright and pay attention to posture – don't slouch. This does not mean to stand in a military type posture, but stand in a relaxed manner. Hard to do if you have back pain, but more on that in trick #8.

 

Tip 2. Sit upright at your desk with your lower back slightly curved. Don't slump in your chair or hunch over your keyboard. Set your workstation up correctly – screen at eye level. Try and sit on your sitting bones (the bony part of your buttock) as this helps to distribute your weight evenly and remove pressure off your back.

 

Tip 3. Change your position frequently. Get up and walk around every 20-30 minutes even if it's only for 30 seconds. Back pain is usually from your spine tiring out – getting up and moving helps to change your posture and stop spinal fatigue.

 

Tip 4. Water. Drink lots of it! Your discs between your spine are fluid, if you lack water these lack strength. Also muscles require good fluid levels and your back pain will heal faster if your body is not dehydrated.

 

Tip 5. Do specific back strengthening and relaxing exercises. Muscles are the most common cause of pain, although why muscles cause pain is the true underlying cause. You need to strengthen the weak muscles and relax the tense muscles.

Tip 6. Target the muscles that cause 90% of lower back pain. Your Abdominal muscles, Hip Flexors and Erector Spinae group of muscles are the main muscles that de-stabilize your lower back. These muscles are the ones that create the imbalances that lead to most back pain. Change these and also mobilize your joints and you will not become a back pain statistic.

 

Tip 7. Push rather than pull heavy objects. If you're lifting something heavy, use your leg muscles and hold it close to your body. Don't bend over and strain your back. Most back pain comes from doing seemingly innocuous activities. It is rare for adults to tell their doctor that pain came from a large fall. It is usually from lifting their child, lifting a chair, shifting furniture etc. If you lift correctly then you are less likely to create that last stress that triggers your back pain…

 

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Bottom Line:

 

Most back pain occurs from a build up of tension. Physical and emotional tensions are equal causes of back pain. The most important trick you can implement to not only remove your back pain, but prevent it also is…

 

Tip 8: Learn to balance your spine, to remove stress and get rid of back pain once and for all. There are many techniques you can do at home to relax muscles, to strengthen the weakened muscles and to mobilize joints. Add in ways to speed your healing and recovery rates and learn ways to prevent back pain and you can be free of back pain completely and permanently.

Cure Back Pain Naturally!

Back pain is when the pain is so strong and so constant that you are really tired and listless from just dealing with the pain.

 

It is important when dealing with these issue, to see if you can find a way to alleviate them. There are not a lot of proven natural ways to reduce with your pain and natural therapy is a better solution as a first option because some medicines, harmful testing, and chemicals can often do more harm than good.

Here are a few natural solutions to help with back pain and or back pain tiredness. You may put into use one of them or all of them. It is recommended that you research other methods as well to find the best solution for you.

Natural supplements

Firstly, try natural supplements. There are a few natural supplements found to have had proven success in managing this type of condition.. Magnesium is one of them. It's been said that magnesium helps maintain muscle tone and bone density. It also can help in relaxing and catching the muscles, this way helping the pain. This is also instrumental in useful back disc pain. It can help contract and relax the area of the disc, and help take pressure off.

An herb that has been connected to back pain relief is nettle. The extracts from the nettle leaf help reduce swelling. The reduction of inflammation will help serious sufferers get some relief from their pain. Vitamin B12 is a vitamin that has a lot of benefits in this area. Vitamin B12 increases energy, thereby helping to relieve back pain fatigue. It also helps with supporting the spine to grow normally, and maintains bone density. This helps to strengthen the back.

Massage. Everyone enjoys a massage, but massage therapy has been known to help in this area. When massaging the back where the pain is most prevalent, it helps to increase endorphins. Endorphins make us feel good. When we feel good, pain becomes much more manageable. Just be sure when you get a massage it is done by a professional massage therapist. Someone who has trained specifically in this area will know how to treat your general condition. If someone who is not trained in massage was to work on your back, they could do more harm than good. That's why a professional massage therapist is so important. Many sufferers have regular massages as massage increases energy, which can combat your back pain fatigue.

 

Back pain can be extremely painful and many people have turned to prescription medication in an effort to get rid of their pain. Often they become addicted to or overly dependent on it. It will help your back pain in the short term, but may also give you another problem to deal with if you stay on it over long time.

Healthy diet

Eat a healthy diet and include lots of water. Many good whole natural foods are filled with vitamins that aid in the relief of back pain. Calcium, Vitamin B12, and magnesium are found in many foods and help in managing back pain. Also, consume lots of water. Water keeps your body in a hydrated state. This can make a vast difference in the severity of your back pain. Back disc pain and back pain fatigue can also be helped when we remain hydrated.

As previously mentioned, back pain can be very hard to deal with. That's why it is so important to seek out alternate methods of relief, and choose the one that will help you the most. It may take a little time through trial and error but once you find an alternative solution that works well for you, you will be on your way to feeling better and that much closer to living your life the way you want to – naturally!

Joel.

HIIT can helps the chiropractic patient as well?

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) can help us in maximize weight loss results. But can it help the chiropractic patient as well?

 

What is HIIT?

HIIT is an exercise program that incorporates short bursts of intense exercise followed by slow exercise. For example, twenty minutes of HIIT can produce greater energy expenditure and more cardio benefits than using a treadmill for fourty-five minutes.

Just because the exercise is labeled high intensity, it does not mean that it is high impact. HIIT routines can include chair exercise for those who have weak or injured knees and ankles. Even though the person sits, they would still be working all the major muscle groups and receive the benefit of a good cardio workout.

 

How Does This Benefit the Chiropractic Patient?

HIIT benefits the chiropractic patient in many ways. First of all, it increases the oxygen and circulation in the body. Secondly, it develops a strong core. Correct posture is also emphasized to prevent injury and muscle strain. All of these things benefit the chiropractic patient by promoting good health and reducing pain.

 

Is HIIT Only for Aerobics?

No, it can easily be changed to any exercise program. For example, if a person has a walking (something commonly done), they can incorporate high intensity intervals. They can start at a comfortable pace for 2 minutes then walk at a faster rate for 1 minute. They would then go back to a comfortable pace for 1 minute and increase again. This would triple the benefits they receive from the same walk for the same amount of time. This method would also work for swimming, biking or hiking. The key is to incorporate short bursts of high intensity into what they are already doing.

 

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What About Weight Loss?

 

Excess weight puts a huge strain on the spine and joints. Weight loss is often recommended to reduce this strain and relieve pain. Losing weight can also reverse many underlying diseases such as metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

 

The exact mechanisms behind HIIT’s superiority aren’t fully understood yet, but scientists have isolated quite a few of the factors:

  • Increased resting metabolic rate for upward of 24 hours after exercise.
  • Improved insulin sensitivity in the muscles.
  • Higher levels of fat oxidation in the muscles.
  • Significant spikes in growth hormone levels (which aid in fat loss) and catecholamine levels (which are chemicals your body produces to mobilize fat stores for burning).
  • Post-exercise appetite suppression.
  • And more…

The science is clear: if your goal is to burn as much fat in as little time as possible, then HIIT is the way to go.

High Intensity Interval Training is accessible to people of all fitness levels. As always, a person should check with their doctor or chiropractor before starting any exercise program. They can help you find the right program for your present level of fitness. In a very short time, you will see great results from HIIT.

If you need help with weight loss check out my service here!

Joel

 

Backpacks Too Heavy?

It's usually adults who we treat for back pain, however we have seen a worrying amount of children and teenagers complaining of back pain.

 

In fact, when we looked into this further we found that the number of back pain in the under 18s age group has increased across the US over the years. As we are treating these young people we understood that the pain is often caused by particular muscular too much of one thing and not enough of another that change and get better from sitting still for long periods of time or having bad habits when doing day- to day activities. This is good news, as bad habits can be changed and children can be exercised!

 

What are these bad habits which are causing all the problems?

 

A few examples include carrying heavy school bags or using a device which load the spine and in turn cause back pain. This is because carrying heavy school bags over one shoulder blocks one side of your back , which produces unequal arm swing and causes your lower back to twist more to the opposite side and head to tilt to the same side. This causes the spine to adopt unusual loaded postures that are undesirable for a developing spine and may increase risk of back pain.

So what can you do?

Firstly, it's important to understand that teenage and children's spines differ from adult spines in many ways. Basically, a developing spine is more flexible and unable to take as much load as an adult spine until it is fully formed. It is easy to pass off children's back painas a 'niggle' and 'part of growing up', however stiffness and tight feelings in the back are not usual and could point to show the muscles are working too hard to support the back and something within the spine might be under too much pressure.

Children and teenagers should keep the weight of their rucksacks to a minimum by using lockers or desks at school to store their belongings, and pull the backpack straps tight to avoid head lean.

So also in my opinion about what could or should be done about a situation, the best way would be to encourage your child to exercise daily as this will improve their core.

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Right Medication to Treat Chronic Back Pain

If you are suffering from long-lasting back pain, you don't need to be depressed. If you use the right therapy, the right set of medicines, and practice appropriate physical activities, you can get rid of the problem of backache in a very short period of time. There are two types of drugs available in the market – the drugs prescribed by a doctor and the drugs that you can just buy over-the-counter (OTC). In a situation where you are suffering from extreme pain, you are strongly recommended to stay away from OTC medicines because the wrong choice of drugs may (irritate/make worse) the problem.

Just because a particular medicine has worked effectively for another patient with similar-looking problem, it does not mean that particular drug makes the best choice for you also. A thorough (identification of a disease or problem, or its cause) of your problem is the most important thing. Once you know the main cause of the long-lasting back pain, you can decide which drugs are the most appropriate for you. Your doctor is the right person to tell you which medicines and therapies to use based on the (identification of a disease or problem, or its cause). However, it is always worth educating you on the different medicines that your doctor is likely to prescribe you. Following is a brief rundown about the same.

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Opiods.

Opiods have been found to be very effective in treating long-lasting back pain, but you are strongly recommended not to use it unless your doctor prescribes it for you, as it can have some serious side effects also if taken in improper dosages. Some of these medicines may include codeine, hydrocodone, morphine, and Oxycodone.

 

Anti Depressants.

The person suffering from sudden and serious problem of backache always get depressed and depression only adds to the problem, (irritating/making worse) the pain. Therefore, your doctor may also prescribe you some anti-depressants to reduce your depressive moods. Amitriptyline and despramine are the two most common anti-depressants that health care providers usually prescribe. Especially if it is the lower back that is almost always affected, the eating of these medicines can be very helpful, as they can effectively relieve the pain.

 

Analgesics.

(things that reduce pain) are OTC drugs and you don't exactly need to show your doctor's prescription to buy them. These drugs are also known as Non-steroidal Anti-Insulting/swelling Drugs (NSAID). However, as said earlier, you must talk to your doctor before you use them. Ibuprofen, medicine, naproxen are some common medicines in this category that your doctor may prescribe you to get relief from long-lasting back pain. They can also be very effective in reducing stiffness, swelling, and swelling that goes along with sudden and serious backache.

 

Sometimes, the problem with the back might be a result of nervous seizures. If that is the case with you, your (professional or skilled person) is very much likely to prescribe you anti (powerful, scary muscle jerking) drugs, as they can effectively treat long-lasting back pain by treating seizures in the body.

 

The therapy used for long-lasting back pain usually brings the best results if along with the best medicines. Besides that, a healthy (way of living) also plays an important role in back pain treatment .So, you must know which types of physical activities you should practice and which you should avoid.