3 Ways to Relieve Back Pain

By Joe Fortunato
Joe Fortunato
Joe Fortunato
Joe Fortunato is a freelance writer based out of Tampa, Florida. He enjoys writing on whatever issues life may throw his way, long walks on the beach, bass fishing, and coaching youth baseball.
September 13, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

Back pain is something that many people suffer from and this can be debilitating in many different facets of a person’s life. Whether it is a preexisting condition or a recurring injury, an aching back can change the way you live your life. These are the ways that a person can relieve pain without the usage of prescription drugs which can cause problems that I will not go into.

Exercise

This might be the most counter intuitive way to solve pain on this list. When confronted with back pain, exercising might be the last thing that you might want to do. When I mention exercising, I am talking about low impact exercising such as a casual walk. The most low impact exercise that you can do that can help warm your back up and relieve pain is swimming. This is because the water supports your entire body including your back thus relieving stress on your back. Water aerobics are also a great way to get back into shape without risking injury to your already ailing back.

Posture Work

If you do not know that posture work can help your back pain, then you are missing out on a great remedy. Many people in America are locked behind a desk for a majority of the day. Slouching behind a computer screen can not only worsen back pain but also be a large cause for the back pain that you might be experiencing. Keeping good posture can help straighten your spine and relieve back pain. This is especially true with lower back pain, lower back pain and bad posture are directly linked in many cases. Keeping your body in alignment reduces stress on your back, this is something that you should keep in mind when you are sitting. Keeping your shoulders back and keeping the body in a straight line while walking reduces stress on the back. Posture is something that will not be cured in the blink of an eye. Rather, keeping posture in mind over a long period of time until good posture becomes habit is a gradual way to relieve back pain. The reason your back hurts could be from the way that you walk, visiting an Orthotics website like www.medicalfootsolutions.com to see which symptoms you have could have your feet and back more comfortable than ever!

Go To The Chiropractor

If you have back pain and you have not had the opportunity to visit the chiropractor then you are selling yourself short. Chiropractors not only can help your back pain nearly immediately but can also help in the healing of a back injury. Visiting the chiropractor can help shorten the recovery of back pain especially in the instances where there has been a trauma inflicted on the back. Chiropractors are generally very easy to find when looking on Google, just specify the location you are in.

Massage therapists are a bonus to this article as they can do wonders for back pain. Professionals like http://www.westendphysio.com/ specialize in sports massage as well as a group of other types of massage. There are so many forms of massage that finding one that fits your needs can be a trial and error period. Granted this trial and error period will leave you relaxed!

Overall, back pain is manageable without the use of painkillers. Most of the remedies will take time and patience as the back is a sensitive part of the body. Exploring all of your options when dealing with back pain is of upmost priority. If one option doesn’t work, keep on trying until your back is healthy and pain free.

Joe Fortunato is a freelance writer based out of Tampa, Florida. He enjoys writing on whatever issues life may throw his way, long walks on the beach, bass fishing, and coaching youth baseball.