Back pain is terrible and debilitating to anyone who has experienced more than just mild back pain episodes. I was unfortunate to go through a year of very bad back pain and I want to share a number of things I tried to help me get better. None of these techniques would have probably worked on their own, but collectively, I am experiencing first hand that they have helped me get better.
The most important long-term thing that helps people, is strengthening their core. The core is the muscles of the stomach and the lower, mid and upper back. It is important to isolate these muscle groups and strengthen them so that they allow more cushion for the vertebrae of the back bone and not pinch any nerves going down the spice, which would create pain.
Another important technique to try is to improve and maintain proper sitting, walking and sleeping posture. Also, not only is it important to improve your posture, but it is also very helpful to not stay in any body position for too long because that “freezes” up the bones and muscles. One generally helpful technique to try is to always keep in mind to raise body posture in order to extend the back bone and enable some space between the vertebrae. That way the nerves going down the spine won’t get pinched and won’t cause pain.
Another helpful thing is to stop impact activities like running or intense sports. Running puts a lot of pounding and stress on the back bone, and intense sports involve a lot of sudden jerking and twisting, which is not always good for body mechanics or the back.