This article explores the 4 major steps learned by a practitioner in his search for relief from pinched nerves from degenerative disk disease. We will discuss the importance of flexibility of the spine, and relieving pain with acupressure, and also strengthening the surrounding muscles in support of the spine and its health.
Back pain can be a debilitating and frustrating experience that affects millions of people worldwide. It is often caused by poor posture, repetitive motions, or underlying health conditions such as arthritis. Fortunately, back pain is treatable through a variety of methods including lifestyle modifications, medical treatments, and alternative therapies. In this blog post we will explore the causes of back pain in depth as well as some effective treatments for managing it. We will also discuss how to identify potential risk factors so you can take proactive steps toward preventing future episodes of back pain. By the end of this post you should have a better understanding of what causes your backache and what options are available to help you manage it effectively.
Not only you
Back pain is a common problem that affects millions of people around the world. The causes of back pain can be varied and complex, ranging from posture-related issues to underlying medical conditions. Posture-related causes include carrying heavy objects incorrectly, sitting for long periods without changing position or proper support, standing for extended lengths of time with poor body mechanics, repetitive motions such as lifting or bending improperly when working on tasks; all these can cause strains on muscles and joints in the back area leading to back pain.
Medical conditions like arthritis, scoliosis (curvature of the spine), herniated discs (slipped disc) and osteoporosis are among some of the other possible causes of chronic back pain.
The mind plays a role
In addition to these physical ailments there may also be psychological factors at play including emotional stress which could lead to tension in muscles in the lower back region resulting in further symptoms associated with chronic low-back pain. Furthermore, research has indicated a correlation between emotional states like depression and/or anxiety with an increased risk for developing chronic low-back pain disorders over time.
To help prevent future episodes or reduce existing levels of discomfort it is important to consider lifestyle changes such as improving ergonomics while performing daily activities both at work and home; engaging in regular exercise routines tailored specifically towards strengthening core musculature; maintaining good posture habits; ensuring adequate restful sleep each night; reducing stress levels through relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation; eating nutritious foods rich in vitamins & minerals that benefit joint health along with limiting caffeine intake before bedtime – all these things will likely contribute positively towards managing current levels of ache & stiffness often experienced by those suffering from persistent Back Pain.
First, there is posture
I know this is not the first time you have heard this, but it needs to be said again and again.
Posture should be noted in sitting, standing, and sleeping. Start taking note of your posture at all times. If it is not straight, then start working on fixing it.
If you sleep in a position like I have in the past, with both hands under your pillow while you lay on your side, you can pinch a nerve in your neck, if your shoulder of the arm that’s up starts to relax and leans in toward your head or neck. It would be better to lay your arm of your upper hand down on your leg while one hand is under your pillow.
And if you can, buy a few different thickness pillows for throughout the night. I do not know about you, but I cannot have a high, fluffy pillow when I lay on my back. But a thin pillow gives me neck ache when I lay on my side.
The second thing on our list is the flexibility of your back.
What you want to do when you notice your back goes out a lot and you experience pinched nerves, is getting your spine back into alignment and having it flexible.
Of course, if you feel a chiropractor is your best choice, by all means seek one. But think about your progress if you could align your own back whenever you needed to. It’s not all that hard!
If you are in pain at the present moment, put ice or heat on the spot until the pain seems to lessen.
Do NOT, under any circumstances exercise while any of your nerves are inflamed or swollen!
To get your back more flexible you might want to learn kundalini yoga. Not all yoga styles are like those you may have seen on television, where they twist themselves up like a pretzel. Kundalini yoga has very good and useful spinal exercises developed to help flexibility. Kundalini Yoga is also a spiritual tool to help before meditation as well.
It is very important to strengthen your back and the surrounding muscles. This is the third step to a healthy back.
Doing sit-ups is one such exercise, You do not have to do many sit-ups until you feel you can… just go step by step.
Take all of these things slowly and at the pace of your body. Your body will let you know what it is feeling. Pain is a warning sign.
Just remember… taking pain pills is okay when you really need them. But also remember that they do not heal the problem, they only mask the warning sign, they simply stop the warning sign, but not the underlying problem.
Just as health is more than just eating right. One has to consider mental health, environmental, and many other factors. It is not all that easy for a doctor to diagnose the complete problem and cure it, especially if it has roots in psychological issues and has gone a long time unchecked and became a physical problem.
The fourth and last step in back health is to start a daily stretching routine.
You have seen cats and dogs stretch when they get up, try it for yourself!
The key to back health is in keeping it actively flexible and strong, or well supported by the stomach and back muscles. You may have to find that happy medium in between like I have, being too much strength orientated in one area will pull out another.
Each person is uniquely different in many areas. So never think what worked for someone else is going to work for you. You may have to build on someone else’s information and work it into your own, personal program.
I recommend you learn a little about acupressure as well to maintain your pain when it flares up.
I have found that I can manage pain by using acupressure, simply by putting pressure on certain areas of the body. But that is something I suggest you seek a professional for help, or look for someone who does acupuncture, or take a course in acupressure like I did.
Posture, flexibility, strengthening and stretching together with kundalini yoga, acupressure, a good diet and rest as well as keeping in check your environmental and spiritual health will be a great start to easing your back pain for good.
I wish you all the best.