Having occasional back pain can make your life and activities much more uncomfortable for you. But luckily, if the back pain is only occasional or happens after you’ve been doing something specific, there usually are things that you can do to help alleviate this pain in non-invasive ways.
To help you see how this might be possible for you, here are three things to try if you experience occasional back pain.
Work On Your Posture
One of the biggest reasons why someone might experience occasional back pain is because the muscles in their body are trying to overcompensate for their bad posture. So if you already know that you don’t have great posture, it’s time to start making some positive progress in this direction.
When you’re sitting down, seek to sit on the edge of your chair so that you have to use your core muscles to hold yourself up. The more you work these core muscles, the stronger they’ll become and the better your posture will be. And when you’re using devices like a laptop or your phone, do your best to hold the devices up higher as a way to encourage you not to slouch down or bend your back and neck so that you can see. Rather, sit yourself up straight and tall and then move your device or whatever else you’re working on into your line of sight.
Use The Right Supports
Until you have good posture, or if the pain in your back is being caused by something else, you should seek to use the right support to help your spine align in the most ergonomic way when you’re doing something.
For the times when you’re lying down on your side, put a pillow between your knees so that your knees aren’t touching each other. When you do this, you help properly align your hips and spine, which can relieve a lot of pressure off of those areas. This pressure could be one of the causes of your back pain. So with that pressure alleviated, you might see great improvement.
Try Some Medical Or Complementary Therapies
There are plenty of other medical and complementary therapies that you can try to help decompress your spine and offer you some relief from your back pain. Try to choose a therapy based on what you think might work and what your insurance might help cover the costs of.
Some of the therapies you might want to consider could include things like physical therapy, traction, chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga, and other forms of stretching. Seek to find a therapy that works for you, which may take some trial and error.
If you have occasion back pain that you’d like to address, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you with this.