According to specialists, almost 65 million persons in the United States have recently experienced back discomfort. Furthermore, approximately 16 million persons (roughly 8%) suffer from chronic back pain and are limited in their activities.
Back pain can be a symptom of a number of illnesses and ailments. The source of the discomfort could be in the back or another area of the body. Often, doctors are unable to pinpoint the source of the discomfort. When they do, some of the most popular explanations are as follows:
• Stress/injury, including strain/sprain
• Disease/injury involving the vertebrae, such as from an accident or as a result of osteoporosis
• Arthritis, “wear and tear,” caused by genetic predisposition, injury, and age
• Disease/injury involving spinal nerves, such as bulging discs or spinal stenosis
• Inflammatory arthritis, such as ankylosing spondylitis and other comparable disorders, are some of the unusual causes of back pain.
• A spinal tumor or cancer that has spread to the spine from another location.
• Disc space, pelvic, bone, abdominal, or blood infection
Now that we’ve covered some of the main reasons for back pain let’s have a look at some of the methods for relieving back pain. Pain, no matter what is causing it, can be unpleasant at best and terrible at worst. We will look at 15 ways to relieve back pain in the sections below.
Get a Restful Night’s Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the finest methods to recuperate from anything. Yet, living with back discomfort can make this difficult (and sometimes impossible). It becomes a vicious loop since not sleeping seems to make the pain worse, which keeps you from sleeping, and so on.
To assist you in getting a good night’s sleep, you can try a natural sleep aid. To test if one of these works for you, try one at a time:
• Valerian Extract
• Vitamins C and B-6; L-theanine; Melatonin
It’s also important to remember that a bad sleeping position can aggravate back pain, so consider sleeping on your side with a knee pillow. This helps to keep your spine in a neutral position and minimizes tension on your back. If you must sleep on your back, lay a pillow beneath your knees and use a mattress that is comfortably firm.