Saturday, March 10, 2007

Treating and Preventing Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem for almost everybody. Any of us, or maybe someone in our family could suffer from back pain or may be suffering from it currently which makes us look for back lumbar support. There are several reasons that may cause back pain, sometimes it manifests suddenly after a person has an accident or a fall or lifts something that is too heavy; there are other cases when it manifests slowly like when the spine changes because of our aging process.

There are some factors that can make the risk of suffering from back pain greater. The first one is the age; back pain is more common when a person is between thirty and forty years old. Other factor is how fit we are, a person who is not physically fit or exercises a lot after being inactive for several days has more chances to suffer painful back injuries than someone who exercises more often. Diet is an aspect to keep in mind, a person who consumes a lot of calories and fats and has an inactive lifestyle may become obese and put stress on the back. Diseases like arthritis and other conditions like pregnancy and kidney stones or infections can also be responsible for back pain.

But maybe one of the most important ones are the occupational risk factors, people whose work involves lifting, pushing or pulling heavy objects and specially when it makes the spine twist or vibrate, are likely to have injury or back pain. Other jobs like a desk job where people are inactive could also cause this pain, specially if they have a poor posture or sit all day in an uncomfortable chair without using a back and neck pillow.

So how can we prevent or treat back pain? Doctors recommend exercising regularly to the back muscles strong. Other exercises like Tai Chi and Yoga or others in which pillows for back pain are used are good ones to try too. A healthy diet is also important because it allows you to maintain a correct and safe weight which helps you avoid putting stress and strain on your back that could cause back injuries. Vitamin D is necessary to keep your spine strong, so you should eat food which contains this vitamin daily.

One of the most important things that doctors tell their patients is to practice good posture, support the back properly during the day and also when you are sleeping. And it is precisely with this that the Sleep Better Pillow can be of great help for you. A regular pillow can not distribute your body weight in a proper way, specially if you are the kind of people who sleeps in different positions (side, back or stomach). But this memory foam sleep pillow can mould itself to your head, neck and shoulders, giving you a perfect spinal alignment all night long. No matter what kind of sleeper you are, this back pain pillow can distribute your weight evenly so that your spine remains always in a comfortably position. This will reduce your back pain considerably or will help you to prevent it in case you do not suffer from it yet.


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