Is back pain ruling your life? Do you wake up and wonder if you will have a day with or without pain and discomfort in your back? Does you back pain seem like it has subsided and then, wham, it hits almost knocking you off your feet? If this sounds familiar, then this article is for you. You don’t have to continue to let your back pain control your life. Take back your life and learn to live pain-free.
Have you been diagnosed with lumbar muscle strain, bulging or herniated discs, or degenerative arthritis? These are three of the most common causes of back pain today.
There are many factors that can contribute to lower back pain. These factors include, the following; however, it should be noted that these are not the only factors:
• Poor conditioning
• Obesity or being over-weight
• Excessive lifting
• Improper lifting techniques
• Poor diet
Lumbar muscle strain, herniated discs and arthritis have similar symptoms. Most symptoms subside with rest. Some of the symptoms included:
• pain in the lower back/lumbar region or upper buttocks region
• lower back muscle spasms
• pain associated with certain activities
Ice is the most common way to control and alleviate back pain. Though not considered a convenient method of treatment since you have to either lie down and apply the ice or attach an ice pack to your back. However, it can go a long way to reducing lumbar pain. Always go for the lumbar support or lumbar pillow. These will help you straighten your posture and give you adequate support.
The increased support to your back can be very helpful in managing your pain. No matter whether your pain is from a herniated disc, muscle sprain or arthritis, the additional support can be a very helpful way of alleviating your pain.