Many people suffer from back ache due to long sitting hours and tiresome schedule. Even if they visit their chiropractor and have the prescribed medicines, it could be tough to cure. The reason behind severe back pain could be strained muscles, spinal stenosis, degeneration of vertebrae, herniated disc, injuries and numerous other diseases. Every adult seems to face this problem at least once in their lifetime. Here are tips to get rid of the pain:
There is a new sophisticated diagnostic procedure application called magnetic resonance, which helps in discovering the source which triggered the pain, but in 85 % cases, it still remains unidentified. Also, there are two types of back pain: chronic which lasts more than a month and acute which lasts less than a month.
Symptoms include stiffness in the shoulders and the neck.
The stiffness makes your head feel heavy and you feel tired all the time. The muscles of the neck become stiff which causes immense pain and the reason is your improper posture, folded back and if you carry heavy load.
Tips for healthy back
You should ensure that you exercise on a regular basis as this will strengthen muscles of the back as sitting for long hours weakens them. Also get up time to time in order to shake your legs for at least 10 minutes. Buying a new mattress also helps, if it is older than 5 years. Avoid sleeping on your stomach as well.
Reducing pain at home.
It is known scientifically that cold and hot compresses can reduce the back pain, thus, try doing it on the problematic area. Also indulge in proper neck exercises like movement of the neck muscles, which will help in eliminating the pain. Getting a massage every now and then is not a bad idea. Well, using a feather pillow that forms shape according to the head and neck is a great way to prevent curvature of the spine. Yoga, meditation and relaxation exercises are also helpful.