Back Pain 46 by JamesFrist

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									Back pain results from a variety of activities such as carrying heavy loads, making sudden uncoordinated
movements, falling and landing in an awkward position or simply straining the back muscles as a result of
strenuous sport activities.


Back pain is usually induced by a strain in the back muscles that may cause swelling in the muscles thus
resulting in a dull throbbing ache or sometimes, a sharp stabbing feeling in the back.


Stress has been known to cause back pain because it produces tension in the body of the sufferer thus
causing the person to hold the body stiffly, applying extra strain on the back; learning to relax after a tension
filled day can ease your back pain.


Contrary to previous beliefs, a day or two in bed is not an ideal solution to back pain; if you are
experiencing back pain, walking around for some minutes every hour can help to loosen muscles in the back
thus preventing stiffening.


Tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art is an alternative cure for back pain that focuses on breathing and the
stretching of muscles through the precise, movement of the body.


Yoga serves as an excellent cure for back pain because it teaches its students to breathe properly, allowing
the uninhibited flow of oxygen and stresses on stretching exercises that help the body to relax.


Sitting for several hours at a desk has been known to cause back pain; if you do this, get up at intervals and
stretch out your body.


A slipped disc in your spinal cord can cause you back ache because it inevitably causes the surrounding
muscles a lot of discomfort; a chiropractor can put this back in place with a few well placed manipulation
techniques, resulting in no pain at all.


In the event that you experience back pain when lifting heavy furniture or heavy equipment, the first thing
you should do is to lie on your back on the floor with your knees and hips bent and place pillows under your
knees to ease the pressure off your back.


You may want to consider reflexology as a means to ease your back pain; reflexology is an alternative
medical practice that involves the specific application of pressure to various parts of the body to relieve the
pain.


Pain relievers for back aches are excellent options but, should be taken on prescription to avoid the chances
of becoming addicted to them.


Back pain can be caused by a sprain of ligaments in the back; these are tissues that connect the bones and a
sprain can cause swelling thus affecting the nerves.
If, after all the basic cures for back pain have been applied, you witness no considerable change in your
condition, you should go and see the doctor immediately.


A diet that includes a fair amount of fish oils helps to lubricate your joints and lessens the risk of back pain
for you.


Anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen are usually prescribed to take care of back pain.


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