Experts say there’s a simple way to deal with lower back pain. Will you try it? 8



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If you suffer from lower back pain take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. In fact, 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some stage in their life, whether it’s caused by lifting heavy objects, remaining seated for too long, or if it develops over time due to age-related changes in the spine.

While getting off the couch and onto the treadmill isn’t always easy, new research suggests exercise is one of the best ways to reduce lower back pain. According to the research, exercise and increased awareness of the causes of lower back pain are the best ways to tackle the painful ailment. This doesn’t mean you have to start training for a marathon or lifting heavy weights, though, simply committing to a little moderate exercise every day can go a long way towards strengthening your back and relieving the pain.

If you find yourself sitting down for long periods throughout the day make sure you get up once an hour and walk around for a few minutes. At night time, you can help relieve the pain by sleeping with a pillow tucked between your legs. This gives your lower back the support it needs while you sleep. While these suggestions will not cure lower back pain, they can go a long way towards helping to relieve the pain you’re suffering from day to day.

The study also found that other treatments like “back belts and shoe inserts do not appear to be associated with the prevention of low back pain”.

Do you suffer from lower back pain? How have you tried to treat the pain?

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  1. Knowing the cause of your back pain certainly helps, I have Scoliosis and at times I just can’t walk even though I love walking. It’s times like these I just have to head to a Myotherapist as it is the only thing that gives relief.

  2. I couldn’t agree more. I had a laminectomy (3 vertebrae fused together in my lower lumbar) 39 years ago so understand what the effect of a sedentary lifestyle can be. Fortunately I have maintained an exercise program for most of that time but should I stop for more than two to three months I end up with all sorts of issues. Core strength is the focal point of my workouts with the addition of resistance training and cardio. I go to the gym five to six days a week without fail – it is the only way I am able to live with little or no pain. If you have never been to a gym before and are a little bit afraid of what goes on in there then I recommend you go to one of the major franchises and get a 7 day free pass…….they all have them, although some are only 5 days. But it is the simplest way of finding a gym you like and feel comfortable in. Don’t like the first one then try another one.

  3. really ? – some ‘moderate exercise’ may help reduce lower back pain ? – wow – who would have thought that exercise could help a body feel better – I’m – gobsmacked.

  4. This article is very interesting! I have back pain since as far as I can remember and my doctor recommended me a method explained on and now I am doing it since 3 weeks and almost no more backpain + I’m becoming more flexible! You should all take a look too tx to my doc who is not only after money and selling meds…

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