Suffering from back pain? What have you tried so far to ease your symptoms? Although low back pain affects 80% of the population, few are the ones who use the best approaches to treat their problem and improve their quality of life. In this article, we will expose some mistakes people with back pain..
Suffering from back pain? What have you tried so far to ease your symptoms? Although low back pain affects 80% of the population, few are the ones who use the best approaches to treat their problem and improve their quality of life. In this article, we will expose some mistakes people with back pain make. If you’re guilty of one of these errors, correct it as soon as possible! Your back will thank you.
• Rest and passive treatments as treatment
When you have back pain, you might think that you have to rest until yourpain subsides. NO! Resting for a prolonged period will atrophy your muscles, stiffen your muscles and lead to deconditioning. Instead, focus on adopting an active approach, (of course while listening to your symptoms).
• Doing the wrong exercises for your back
It is essential to have an active approach if you want to optimize healing and prevent recurrences of injury. Although scientific studies have not clearly defined which exercises are the best to treat low back pain, there are still some basic concepts to follow. For example, if you perform an exercise using poor body mechanics, the chances of causing pain increase dramatically.
• Treat the symptoms and not the cause
Whether we’re talking about painkillers, anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxants, creams, heating patches, all those tools have a role to play in the management of low back pain. But unfortunately, their only purpose is to control the pain… especially when you don’t have acute pain and you’ve been having back pain for a while now. In other words, it addresses symptoms rather the REAL cause of the problem, which is most often related to muscular imbalances, deconditioning, a sedentary lifestyle, stress, etc. If you want to put an end to your back problem, the answer is probably not in the pharmacy!
• Focusing on correcting posture only
“You have a bad posture, that’s why you have back pain!” We often hear that poor posture is responsible for low back pain. Unfortunately, the cause is much more complex- and multifactorial. While correcting posture may help improve symptoms, several studies have shown that there is no direct causality between posture and pain. For example, it has been shown that it is more advantageous to get up every hour than to adopt an “optimal” posture at the office- even if you’re using an “ideal” ergonomic chair.
• Considering an injection straight away
If the pain becomes severe, many people go for the “easy” fix and immediately consider an injection. Perhaps your doctor has encouraged you to opt for that injection. Considering the harmful side effects and the temporary relief provided by injections, it would definitely be better to try something else before…Especially since an active approach will prevent recurrence as well as reducing your symptoms. Injections may be useful in some cases, but it is better to have exhaust other methods before considering them.
These are common mistakes made by our customers before joining Lombafit Studio. If you want to learn more about effective methods for treating your back pain, get your free educational booklet at www.lombafitstudio.com named The 5 Truths About Your Back Problems: what most therapists do not share with their clients! This will be an excellent starting point to then determine the best options for treating your back problems.