Are Your Habits Contributing to Your Back Pain?

Are Your Habits Contributing to Your Back Pain?

Do you often wake up with a dull ache in your back? Or a back spasm that bothers you all day long?

Well, you are not alone!

About 80% of the people suffer from a back issue at some point. While the pain can’t be traced to anything specific, the causes can surely be drafted!

Here are 4 things you are probably doing wrong and contributing to the pain:

Poor Posture

If you slouch or stoop a lot, its time you get your posture right. You may not feel the damage done initially, but poor posture can rapidly lead to anatomical changes in your spine. A bad posture can result in something serious. If not for joining the gym, try strengthening your core to help you stand erect.

Sitting Too Long at Office

Sitting, in an office chair or in general, is a fixed posture that surges stress and pressure on the back muscles. That constant strain on the spinal discs can eventually lead to worsen back pain.

When at work, make it a routine to get up every 20 minutes and take a walk. Fill some water, talk to a colleague or simply stretch a little.

Gaining Weight

Do you notice your belly protruding? Is it much bigger today than last month?

Gaining weight can create a problem with your spine’s natural curvature. Every inch you shed eases stress on the back. Before the back pain claws up to become a condition, its time you put on the running shoes!

Smoking

Smoking causes a number of problems that may potentially lead to back pain. Reducing blood flow to the spine, jarring from increased coughing and diminished bone mineral content can lead to inflammation and back paineventually. Try finding some support to quit smoking and detox you.

With adequate rest, you can reduce stress on your back. Try lying on your back with a pillow propped under your knees or sitslant on a reclining chair with your legs nicely supported.

Whatever may be the cause of your back muscle pain, do consider physical therapy. With progressive exercises tailored to fit your needs, you will be able to avoid the flare up of pain.

For further guidance consult an orthopedician anytime, anywhere at Ask Apollo.

Authored by: Team Apollo

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