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Causes of Back Pain

Your sleeping position may be responsible for your back ache; to rectify this, place a pillow under your head to support your neck and a pillow between your knees when sleeping in a fetal position. Exercise videos or DVDS are available for purchase if you are keen on adopting an exercise regime that will help strengthen your back and body as a way to help alleviate back pain. Back pain has been medically classified into acute back pain, also known as temporary flare ups which are caused by sprains or swelling of ligaments and chronic back pain which encompasses back pain that is more long lasting and more complicated than the acute back pain.


The releases of endorphins occur during exercise and are natural pain killers; this is why exercise is advocated as an effective cure for back ache. Self-medicating when you feel the slightest ache in your back is not advisable because the odds are you will eventually become so hooked on the painkillers that you take them even if you have no pain.


Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) is an acupunctural procedure used for relieving back pain that involves the insertion of needles into the ankles, knees or fingers. Regardless of the fact that exercising a painful back will cause you a great deal of pain first, you should make a concerted attempt to do it because research shows that consistent exercise lessens the chances of the back pain ever returning. Handheld massagers are modern day versions of message therapists that come with heat functions which help in the treatment of deep heat message for aching back muscles and are quite affordable and effective.


Poor diet can be definite cause of back pain because insufficient nutrients deprive the body of the energy it needs to enhance the flexibility and mobility of the body. An alternative for back pain is a massage chair; this is a device that was introduced in the 1980’s and is equipped with various functions that include deep massage treatment for aching back muscles.


An alternative for back pain is reflexology a procedure that lessens the pain you feel in your back by the careful application of pressure in strategic places on the body that enhances blood circulation and aids in relaxation. A good mattress can ease your back pains because it cushions your body; if you have a mattress that is too hard, you are bound to suffer from back aches and an equally soft mattress can yield the same pain; the balance is to get a firm springy mattress that gives you comfort in your sleep. Pregnant women complain about back pain; over fifty percent of women who are pregnant suffer from back pain because of the increase in their weight which causes a change in the center of gravity; exercise in the form of stretching can provide relief.