Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Effective Tips for Back Pain Relief

Nowadays back pain becomes a very common word for most of the people who is living so called Modern Life. These Modern people don’t like to do physical work. So, in the result we are getting weak body and low energy level. The following article lists some simple and effective methods that will help you reduce back pain. This article can give you an insight into everything you've ever wanted to know about relief for back pain.

Back pain is often a sign of injury or some underlying problem related to your spine – its bones, muscles, and other soft tissues. It could interrupt your work, routine, and your daily activities. It may even affect your normal lifestyle.

Fortunately back pain can be managed by using some simple treatment method in the beginning. In fact, most of episodes last from a few days to a few weeks and rarely do they last more than three months. If they do, then you are advised to consult a doctor or Qualified Yoga Therapist since pain may just be a symptom of a far more serious injury or disorder. Yoga can help not only to manage back pain but it also work on other aspect of disorder.

Some of the cases we find all the test reports showing normality, doctor also treating for a long time but in vain. In this type of case main problem is not lying in the spine, but back pain is just a symptom of other underlying chronic problem.

Back pain may be related to Digestive problem or Constipation. Chronic constipation slowly start damaging spine. It is completely out of thinking in medical science in case of male. And in case of female, main problem may not be in back or in spine. It may related to disturbed menstruation or other Gynecological problem, which is ignored for a long time.

So, before starting treatment once think wisely to overlook all the aspect of the problem and then try to treat the root cause of the problem. Then definitely gets fast & better result.
In most cases, certain pain management methods may be used to achieve back pain relief. The treatment could range from use of nonprescription drugs to massage therapies and traditional remedies like acupuncture and yoga. Below are some of the popular methods used for lower back pain relief:

1. Yoga:
Many people believe that rest is best for a painful back, but actually, what your back really needs. Regular Yoga practice in the guidance of Qualified Yoga Therapist relieves back pain by strengthening and stretching the muscles that support the spine and helps to prevent future injury. If your back pain is not chronic or spine is not damage enough, then you can try some Asanas which I referring here but again I advised before trying it consult a Qualified Yoga Therapist for proper advice.

If you do not know of any, you can always ask your Yoga Therapist for reference. There are also movement therapies to develop proper posture. To manage pain, you may do any of the following:

• Walk short distances slowly
• Stretch and do flexibility exercises
2. Losing Weight:
Losing weight can also be a back pain relief. This is because being overweight can make the ache get worse. You also have to get your muscles in better shape and improving your postures when sitting, standing or sleeping.Remember, if your head is not in line with your body it is like having a 15-pound weight constantly pulling you forward, which can strain the neck and shoulders. Standing and sitting with good posture help to keep your back healthy and fit.
Wrong posture creating stress in your back which can be cause of back pain.

3. Hot and cold Pads:
The person should apply hot and cold pads over the injured area. Do this for up to 20 minutes several times every day. This will help relax the muscles and increase blood flow, speeding up recovery. Warm baths are excellent for relieving mild backaches. If still not getting relief after two to three days of hot and cold treatment then contact your doctor or Qualified Yoga Therapist.

4. Massage Therapy:
Studies have shown that massage therapy is more effective than both chiropractic and acupuncture for relieving pain due to muscle spasms. The benefits of massage therapy include improved circulation, which helps alleviate muscle soreness; muscle relaxation, which helps muscles move without pain; and increased endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers.