The agony of a persistent, nagging back ache or pain can be enough to make you wanna scream and cry, especially if its chronic! Yikes! Most may turn to painkillers to ease the discomfort, however, relief may be in sight by taking a natural approach to remedying this aliment.
Here’s a list of “DO’s” to get you DOING the right things for a stronger, healthier back…
Do STRECTH. It will help to lengthen those muscles, making them more elastic and will aid to alleviate the tightness.
Do YOGA. Along the same lines of stretching, getting into the downward dog position will help to condition and strengthen the muscles, allowing for relief, especially in low back pain sufferers.
Do SWIM. Being immersed in water and having fluid movements from the buoyancy of the water takes stress off the joints. Also, it helps improve back and core muscles.
Do STRENGTH TRAINING. Although it may appear counterintuitive, lifting weights can indeed aid in a healthy back. Building back strength and developing those muscles will help to keep your spine moving correctly. (Just remember to keep good form!).
Do RELAX. It may sometimes feel impossible to relax from the stresses of life, but this could be exactly what is putting a kink in your back. When you’re bogged down, stressed out and a complete worry-wort, this is what may be causing you to adversely tense your muscles, hence, shooting aches and pains. Breath in, breath out, and learn to take things in stride!
Do THERAPY. Physical therapy, that is. Massage, chiropractic and/or physio. Either one will help to work out the kinks, bringing movement and flexibility back into your back!
Do SOAK IT UP. Submerge yourself into a warm bath filled with EPSON SALTS! It helps to relieve the pain and inflammation of joints and muscles, which it true of back pain. Throw in a cup or two, depending on the size of your tub and dive in!