Back pain…

You never think it will happen to you, at least not until later in life…

Then one day, you’re going about your day nicely, feeling well and think any health problems you “might get” are a long way off in the future!

Suddenly, you feel a twinge in your back, and something’s not quite right.

Your first thought is probably that it’s nothing and it will go away on its own.

Or maybe you pass it off as having slept awkwardly or that it’s down to doing the housework all day.

When the truth is, back pain “just happens” and most of us have no clue and no real explanation, it just strikes and leaves you suffering with back pain for longer than you should have to!

Most people do one of two things:

1) Ignore it and hope to wake up one morning as though it never happened in the first place

2) Reach for the painkillers every few hours… for days!

I don’t blame them, when you visit the GP they either tell you to rest or take some strong painkillers…

But those painkillers only mask the pain for a few hours until you need to take another – which will never get to the root cause of your back pain.

There’s many ways of finding relief from back pain that don’t include painkillers or resting and I want to share them with you.

So that you can find relief naturally, WITHOUT relying on pills.

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The first and simplest way of easing a bad back is; avoid sitting with your legs crossed.

It’s something we all do.

But, because your spine isn’t designed to twist and turn, sitting cross-legged places a lot more strain on your lower back – which contributes to more pain.

Sit straight, legs placed on the floor, knees slightly bent.

This will take away any pressure on the spine.

Another easy one to fix – how do you sleep at night?

Try sleeping with a pillow between your knees.

It might be difficult to get used to at first, but if you can persist, it lowers the amount of twisting happening in your spine.

Especially if you sleep on your side, the pillow between your legs will keep your spine in a good position and reduce the tension in your lower back.

Your back holds your core – one of the most important parts of your body!

If we don’t look after it and protect it, we’re likely to experience some type of aches and pains at some point in our life.

In the same way you brush your teeth twice a day to look after them and keep them clean – you need to look at taking care of your back in the same way.

Incorporate daily habits and rituals to help ease and live with less back pain.

Now, I can’t promise that ALL of these things will work for you, but I do know that these tips have been proven to help my patients and even myself to reduce the risk of back pain coming from nowhere…

And if someone is suffering from it, these tips will help to ease it too!