Back pain has this awful way of creeping up on people and if you haven’t experienced it yet, you may in the future. If you have experienced it, you aren’t the only one! Unfortunately, half of all working Americans have reported back pain to their doctor!
Back Pain Treatment
Back pain can be debilitating and trying to get to the doctor isn’t always an easy task. Some back pain veterans think they can wait it out, but is this really the best solution? Is this the only option?
Thankfully, our Atlanta orthopedic team has come up with some remedies you can do right from the comfort of your own home to help alleviate back pain!
The best part about these pain relief blasters, is that you can do them even when you’re not in pain to help prevent the occurrence of the pain.
1. Get Your Endorphins Pumping
Endorphins are naturally made hormones in your body that can be just as strong as pain medicine like a doctor would prescribe for you. When these endorphins get pumping they do this amazing thing for you body and block out pain signals from getting to your brain which makes it so you don’t feel any pain.
This wonderful, naturally produced hormone, can minimize anxiety and stress and combat depression which are all associated with back pain and reasons for making the pain worse. A good way to release your endorphins is to participate in aerobic activities such as walking, running or even swimming.
Another great and even relaxing way of releasing of endorphins is going to get a massage! If you ever needed a reason to go, now you have it! Meditation is also very beneficial to the body and a way to get the endorphins pumping as well as many other health benefits.
2. Catch Some ZZZ’s
In our western society, many believe we are not successful unless we have crammed in a plethora of activities, between our careers, families and friends so finding time to sleep oftentimes does not make the cut for our high priority list. If you are one of the many Americans who suffer from back pain, this problem could become even worse because pain often leads to insomnia. Almost ⅔ of all back pain sufferers have trouble sleeping.
When your body doesn’t get enough sleep, the pain can increase. It may be difficult, but if you suffer from back pain, you may find some relief by cutting something out of your daily routine to allow yourself some more time to sleep.
If your body struggles with sleep, speak to a doctor to get control of your sleeping needs and as a result, you may feel less pain.
3. Work Out The Core
Now, the trick here isn’t too look like a model in a magazine, it’s too create a consistency that will build and strengthen your core. By having strong abdominal muscles means that your lower spine is better supported. A good core workout can happen in as little as 20 – 30 minutes a day!
Our team of Atlanta orthopedic doctors work everyday with patients who suffer from back pain. These simple adjustments and remedies added to your everyday life could mean a great difference in the level of pain in which you experience in your back. If you would like to learn more about how we can help treat your back pain, call us today at (404) 855-2141 and begin the journey in taking your life back and saying goodbye to back pain!