Getting relief from chiropractor when it comes to treating chronic back pain might be a good idea but you don’t need to see them often, as it might leave a major dent went it comes to your wallet.
These general tips and advice would come in handy and they are not that hard to do:
- Working out and strengthening your core muscles will help as it can support the weaker muscles and strengthens the ones causing the pain. Start small if you have to and build yourself up week by week. Regardless, you should notice an improvement. Bite the bullet and ensure you get more exercise. Swim if you have to. Find someone to keep you motivated, it will help you on bad day.
- One thing that is rarely mentioned out there is diet. Eating a good diet helps as well. Different foods can affect your body and could be one cause (if no previous traumatic injury). Try switching up food to see if an improvement. It doesn’t take much to try and may find something new to eat at the same time.
- As for medication, consider risks and duration but also think of them only as a temporary solution. Making it your long term solution is a big mistake you want to avoid. Some work great for short term relief but you need to consider side effects. Especially if you are well over your 30′s, you will not recover or heal like you used to. It will take a lot of humility to realize this but you have to convince yourself of that.
- As for sleeping, investing in a good bed could make a big difference. Even just getting a new top portion/memory foam cover could be all you need. A bad night sleep can domino the rest of your day and cause the back ache and/or amplify it.
- Lastly, if you spend a lot of time sitting, get a good chair. Also get into the habit of standing or stretching every hour or so. Bring a heat and cold pack to work to help on the not-so-good days. Little things like this could also alleviate or reduce the pain.