Back pain today is a common ailment. Many people experience some or the other form of backache in various ages of their life spans. The statistics are alarmingly high. Every 8 out of 10 person today suffers from some occasional or chronic backache. When it comes to back pain treatments, people might often think of expensive medications and surgeries as the only option. Not anymore.
In the beginning, the back pain may look like an occasional one, to the extent that you might feel that it can be easily neglected. Even before you know, the pain gradually starts taking over, until it becomes chronic. Most people often do not pay attention to back pain treatment in the beginning stages itself.
When you look for a back pain treatment at the initial stages itself, you might save yourself from the later stages of unwanted expensive medications. You will be surprised to know that there are back pain treatments available that have been practiced for ages that not only cure your back pain but also are highly cost effective.
Cardiovascular exercises, back strengthening exercises, regulated diet control for weight loss, yoga and swimming are some of the most effective methods that you can begin with. Most back pain problems can be attributed to poor body orientation, prolonged isolation to couches for work- especially in IT industries, lack of exercise, obesity, improper rest or wrong methods of exercising. When controlled at the initial stages through a combination of diet and relaxation exercises, one can easily reduce the back pain and consequently avoid use of expensive medication and surgeries. Studies show that getting a good amount of cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis is very effective at stopping back pain.
Most of you might think that this information is like any other article emphasizing on dieting and exercise. But here’s how you are mistaken. Most people when they choose to do these exercises often forget the cardinal principles of the exercising techniques. Here are some of the common mistakes that people make when doing yoga or cardiovascular exercises:-
Consider your body like a tripod stand. The three legs of your health being – exercise, sleep and diet. Any one of the legs of this tripod stand, when left unattended leads to imbalance of your body and it reflects in your energy, weight and symmetry of body.
When you exercise, a rhythmic breathing is important, as it sets a pattern of airflow through the deepest nerves of your body. A rhythmic breathing allows oxygen to circulate and activate every cell in your body. That ways, when you focus on doing your back pain treatment exercises, a rhythmic breathing energizes the cells in the region of your backache and helps them to recover and get strengthened. Consequently, over a period of time, your body sets up a pattern to self-recovery.
A good diet is important as it decides the formation of proper fluids, hormones, proteins and energy in your body. With more acidic foods, you are reducing the bone density of your body faster, and that applies to your back bone as well. With a weaker back bone density, back pain becomes evident.
Much has been spoken about the impact of being a part of the ‘gadget generation’, where you find majority of the urban crowd sticking their heads into desktops, laptops and devices for hours together, often unaware, how they are impacting their vertebral column. By the time people realize it, they are already wearing a strap around their neck for complications of spondylitis. It is essential to keep our vertebral column as straight as possible when we have to sit for prolonged hours for work. An occasional stretch out breaks in between can ensure relaxation to the back muscles and avoid complications.
It is a good idea to have a thought of getting ourselves fit, but the transition from the thought process to action is an act of severe effort for many. Getting fit is not only a process of recovery; it is a process of self-transition. It is about accepting the facts and taking up the courage to get into action.
When you are experiencing back pain for a long time, or even if you have started to experience it, setting yourself into an exercise schedule is like breaking from your mundane habits. Though it takes a little time in the beginning, but all you need is to-start. And that is definitely possible. Giving oneself a daily achievable goal can be a stepping stone to the beginning. The key is to start small, start slow, and do not exhaust yourself through the process. Your body needs to adapt to the change and it definitely needs to happen slowly. Start slow and then work your way up.
As you slowly strengthen the area around your back region, and develop the essential balance and body control, you can stretch your exercise routine and aim for more improvement.
With increasing costs of healthcare and treatments, the best way is to be aware and take the ailment seriously at the starting stages itself. What the early awareness can save you not only your hard earned money but also your body. You can always recover the money by keeping your body fit, but you may not recover a diseased body with all the money you own.