5 Back Pain Relief Secrets


Some of the reasons for back pain are obesity, long hours of work in one position, body posture, lack of exercise, and inadequate intake of Calcium and Vitamin D. This article explores the 5 back pain relief secrets that can help you become relieved of back pain. These include a correct sitting posture while working at a table, allowing your shoulders, elbows, and ears to be in proper alignment, and looking straight at the monitor. Other habits are massage, nutritious diet, and a minimum ten glasses of water daily, walking, and having a comfortable mattress. Doctors also advise not to lift heavy loads or wash while bent over, as this puts strain on the backbone.



5 Back Pain Relief Secrets


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Long work hours in one position can make us ache as can lack of exercise, inadequate Vitamin D and calcium in one’s diet, slouching and obesity. Below are a couple of behaviours one may adopt to kill back pain.


Good sitting posture


Sitting badly can curve your spine into an unnatural ‘C’ shape when it should be a natural ‘S’ shape. Most of us spend all day at work and after work, we position ourselves in front of the TV. This can lead to serious back problems.


Dr. Alex Favour a physiotherapist with the International Medical Group says when one is seated, the shoulders should remain at the same distance with the rest of the body i.e. ears, shoulders and elbows. All these should be in straight alignment as this prevents one from bending.


“While reading information off a computer, eyes are supposed to be at the top of the monitor because we read at an angle and do not read straight,” he adds.


The distance between the eyes and the monitor should be 41-95 centimetres.


Another way you can prevent back pain is to use a chair with good back support and there are a number of them to choose from.


Go for a massage


Put aside any thought that a massage is only a luxury and has no real health benefits. On the contrary, hands-on healing helps you unwind, lowers blood pressure and promotes muscle relaxation. During a massage session, massage therapists use their hands and fingers to press and manipulate skin, tendons and muscles. As a result, the person receiving a massage experiences a level of circulation and physical renewal that is beneficial to curbing back ache.


Good diet


Alex Mokori, a nutrition specialist, says drinking eight to 10 glasses of water daily can help reduce pain as it helps flush out toxins.


“Water promotes healthy circulation, which brings nutrients to the spine and helps clear away waste products. Without proper circulation, inflammatory chemicals can build up around the spine and trigger back pain,” Mokori says.


He adds that more fruit and vegetables should be made part of one’s diet. Foods like avocado, green vegetables and beans should be regularly eaten as they act as analgesics (painkillers) on pain nerves and work within the brain to reduce sensitivity. However, caffeine, processed foods, alcohol and chocolate should be avoided.




Walking is the best natural health remedy for many kinds of conditions. According to an article: ‘Keeping your back straight’ by Anna Hart on www. backpainremedies.com, walking for about 45 minutes a day helps increase the heart rate.


“As you walk, hormones such as epinephrine and glucagon are released to fuel your muscles and stiffness subsides as your joints release lubricating fluid to help you move more easily,” she writes.


Get a comfortable mattress


Dr Alan Hedge writes on Spineuniverse.com that a good mattress maintains the same natural spinal alignment you have when standing while a poor one will always bring on fatigue.


The article advises that when one is looking out for a mattress to buy, he/she should consider its durability, where a good one should last about 8-10 years and be relatively firm.


“It is not necessarily true that firmer is better. A mattress that is too firm does not support the body evenly, tending only to support the body’s heaviest parts while that which is too soft sags and prevents the spine from maintaining proper alignment,” Dr Hedge writes.


He adds that a good mattress should support the spine in its natural curve. He advises people to change their mattresses if they are worn out and frayed, the foundation squeaky and when it’s no longer providing you with enough support to give you a good night’s rest.



Dr Favour adds that care should be taken when lifting heavy loads and advises people to wash while standing and not bending as this may put a strain on the backbone.


More of the article




Five simple steps can help you prevent problems occuring with your back. Incorrect posture and a few other misalignment issues can cause back pain. Relief from back pain can be obtained through maintaining a correct sitting posture, taking plenty of water, massage, walking, and using a comfortable mattress. These are 5 back pain relief secrets which work wonders to cure or relieve yourself of back pain.



Fleur Castlereagh has been a Chiropractor for 9 years and has found that many spinal problems can be prevented by improving posture. This video will show you how to sit properly in front of your computer and prevent back pain by following these simple steps.




This video describes a healthy sitting posture to reduce back pain, and features Dana Davis, Certified Balance posture teacher and Certified Yoga Teacher. Dana is from Sonoma Body Balance, a posture and yoga studio in Petaluma, CA.




Most doctors agree that walking for health is the right thing to do. Listen in as Dougal Mackinnon. MD, PhD from Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center, Vallejo, California explains the benefits of walking.



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