Back Pain – Causes, Prevention and home remedies

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Human back is a very complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks, and bones, which help the human body to support the legs and upper part till the brains and enables it to move around. The segments of the human back consists of a spinal cord that is cushioned with cartilage-like pads called disks. If any of these complex components face issues in performance or injury, it can lead to back pain. Most of the back pains don’t last longer and go away when we give it rest. However In some cases of back pain, its cause remains unclear.

It is scientifically proven and even mentioned by the expert that paying attention to posture can not only make you feel better but also look good. Poor posture, on the other hand, leads to back pain and may affect the position and function of your abdominal organs, inhibit breathing and oxygen intake, headaches and even affect mood.

All of us get back pain at some point in our lives. Back pain can be due to multiple reasons like a sports-related injury, an accident, or a congenital condition such as scoliosis. Generic pains in the upper or lower back develop during the course of day-to-day life. Long desk working hours or regular lifting of heavy products produces tension and muscle tightness that result in a backache. Maintaining a balanced life with a healthy diet and proper exercise can help you get rid of such back pains. Paying attention to your posture is one simple strategy that can help you a long way..

Most of the back pain complaints occur due to following everyday activities which leads to poor posture.

Examples include:

  • Twisting the back
  • Coughing or sneezing loudly
  • Continuous load on back causing muscle tension
  • Over-stretching of back
  • Bending in wrong position for long periods
  • Pushing, pulling, lifting, or carrying heavy things
  • Standing or sitting for long periods
  • Lunging the neck forward, such as when driving or using a computer
  • long driving sessions without a break, even when not hunched
  • Mattress that are not good for back and dont keep the spine straight

Few tips to maintain a good back posture

Applying simple tips in every activity can help improve your posture and reduce back pain.

  • Maintain a good body posture while sitting, lying or standing and realign yourself regularly.
  • To prevent muscle fatigue, avoid staying in one position for a long time. Shift positions, or get up to move around every 30 minutes to an hour.
  • For teachers, and housewives, while standing for long hours to wash dishes, iron clothes and or teach students, you can rest one foot on a low ledge, stool, or box.
  • Keep mobile, ipad, laptop or books at eye level.
  • Change your mattress that will maintain the normal curves in your spine, try putting a small pillow under your neck and a rolled sheet or towel at your lower back.
  • Exercise regularly and eat a healthy balanced diet.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that offer good support.
  • Those who have a desk job, or long standing job can use a back brace for Posture. The Posture Pro is the ideal back brace tool for anyone suffering from lower & upper back pains, neck pain and shoulder pain. The Posture Corrector Pro comes with built-in adjustable tightening straps for tall, short, fat or thin bodies and can be worn comfortably for 10-20 minutes everyday to make a perfect body posture.