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How to recover from back pain?

How to recover from back pain?

Do you have back pain? You are not alone. It’s a common problem experienced by many Australians and will affect us at some point during our life. Approximately about 4.0 million Australians have back problems.

If you have chronic back pain you will need 4 essential health professionals

  1. GP
  2. Paint specialist
  3. Physiotherapist
  4. Massage therapist

There are many things you can do at home to help your back feel better and prevent future back pain.

  • Do not stay in bed for more than a few days. Long bed rest can only lead to a slower recovery. Staying in bed for more than one day can make you stiff and increase pain.

  • Stay active. Walking and swimming are the best activities if you have back pain.

  • Lose weight if you need.

  • Improve your posture.

  • Sleep well. If you have back pain, you need a good mattress and pillow to relieve your muscles.

  • Relax your muscles. Use stretching exercises to relieve your stiff muscles.

  • Eat well to help the healing of your back. Use might need to change your cooking way your foods.

  • Strength your back and abdominal muscles with exercises into your workout at least two times per week.

  • Stay away from screens such as TV phones and tablets.

  • Quit smoking

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