The song, “My ankle bone is connected to my knee bone", comes to mind each time I write articles on back pain. Now I know why. Each bone within the structures of the skeletal muscles plays a vital part in our health. If any of these bones, muscles, tendons, etc. are disturbed it can lead to serious back problems.
Back problems include slipped herniated disks, broken back, fractures, and so on. Each condition is caused by a string of actions, activities, incorrect movement, overexertion, etc., and exceptions include disease.
Back pain is complex since various aspects of the human makeup create such pain. For instance, connective tissues can lead to serious back pain, quicker than bursa bruising. The baffling mechanisms behind back pain have led scores of doctors offshore, since many struggles to see that the central nervous system alongside the spinal columns plays a vital part in back pain creation.
According to statistics over a million people suffers either minor or severe back pain. About ½ or more of these people could have prevented back pain and found relief without seeking medical treatment. The other half may endure back pain for the course of their life since they fail to use practicality in resolving the problem.
In some cases, surgery is performed to correct the problems. However, surgery often leads to major complications, including severe back pain. Go figure, yet surgical procedures are unhealthy and its history has proven this notion. Even if you damage a shoulder ligament or tendon, you can take measures to avert surgery and relieve your pain.
Losing weight and wearing the correct shoes could reduce back pain
Obesity is spreading throughout the world and in every corner, thus adding pressure to the muscles, which leads to back pain. “Oh, my feet are killing me,’ which is commonly heard. What this person fails to realize is that he/she may be overweight, wearing the wrong shoes, and overexerting the bearing joints.
We can stop this pain in its track by wearing the correct shoes, losing weight, and removing excess weight from the weight-bearing joints and muscles. The problem is more and more people are gaining weight since our FDA has allowed additives into meats, which promote cravings. Practicality tells us that organics is the way to stop FDA and meat manufacturers in their tracks, as well as stop obesity to a large grade.
How to relieve pain from slipped herniated disks?
You can choose the right way or the wrong way to relieve herniated disk damage. The wrong way can include alcoholism and drugs, which lead to bigger problems.
Ultimately, you can ignore the problem, continue adding weight and pressure to the area and finally spend the rest of your life, lying down. On the other hand, you can learn how to lean and bend correctly, curl to relieve pain, lose weight (If applicable), wear correct-fitting shoes, and so forth.
Curling up in a proper fetal position can reduce pain and agony in the back caused by herniated slipped disks. Just lay on your side and curl those knees up to your chest so you can find out for yourself. When you finish, let me know how you feel. When curling into a fetal position, place a cushion or pillow amid your knees and avoid folding tightly. Do not elevate the hips.
Use ice and heat
Applying ice to the affected area can help reduce swelling and inflammation, while heat can help relax the muscles and promote healing. Try alternating between ice and heat for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day.
Stretch and strengthen your back muscles
Gentle stretching and strengthening exercises can help improve your flexibility and stability, which can in turn help reduce back pain. Some exercises to try include the pelvic tilt, the bird-dog, and the Superman. It's important to start slowly and listen to your body, only doing what is comfortable and not forcing any movements.
Try physical therapy
A physical therapist can help design a customized exercise program to help strengthen and stretch your back muscles and improve your overall mobility. They can also teach you proper body mechanics to help prevent future back pain.
Consider chiropractic care
Chiropractic care involves the use of spinal adjustments and manipulations to help reduce pain and improve function. Some people find relief with chiropractic care for their herniated disk pain.
It's important to remember to always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise program or treatment for back pain. They can help determine the cause of your pain and the most appropriate course of treatment for you.