If you are anything like me, back pain comes all the time from day to day activities that you are executing the wrong way. After growing weary of excruciating back pains, I decided it was time to conduct research on why I was having back pain from doing something as minuscule as washing dishes or holding a baby.
My Back Pain Story
At the age of twelve, I commence to have back pains for the very first time. Initially, I was oblivious to what the pain was; I would always try to stretch or lay on a hard surface. That worked but no matter what I would do to ease my back pain, they would always come back. Now that I am in twenties, I continue to get back pains. Recently, I got a back pain that was unbearable and ruminated on the fact that there has to be something I am doing to trigger these pains.
In some cases, back pains aren’t something that is going to erupt on their own. They have to be triggered by something like a toothache. Instead of looking for something that would ease the current pain, I thought I would try and uncover what I could do to prevent the pain from occurring. I know that I can never fully get rid of them but if I could have back pains less frequently, then I would be a much happier woman.
What to do to Prevent Back Aches
Finally! There is a possibility that I may never have to endure the pain of back aches. I found out what I was doing that triggered these aches. I had no idea that there was a certain way that people with back problems have to go about doing things.
1. Avoid sudden strain
You should exercise regularly to make the back more flexible and strengthen your abdominal muscle.
2. Watch your Posture
If you sit for long periods of time just I do, be sure to watch your posture. Place a pillow behind for support or purchase a chair that is great for posture. Slouching causes the muscle to tighten or spasm, which can lead to back pain.
When you have to lift something, be sure to bend your knees and keep the back straight. Hold the object close to your body for support.
4. Balance the Weight
If you have to carry something, make certain that you carry the amount of weight evenly on both sides. If you have a heavier object on the right side, I can tighten the muscle, causing pain.
5. Sleep Right
When it is time for bed, try to sleep on you back with your legs raised on a pillow. Or if you want to sleep on your side, place a pillow between your legs.
6. Firm Bed
A lot of the times we wake up with backaches, and that stems from the lack of firmness in your mattress. A firm mattress will help prevent backaches.