Treat, Relieve, Cure Back Pain Now


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Lower back pain is one of the leading reasons people in the United States visit their doctors. It will inhibit the lives of millions of Americans this year.

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Treat, Relieve, Cure Back Pain Now

  1. 1. ==== ====Learn how to get rid of your back pain fast. Check out this ====Ouch! Your back hurts. Youll go to a doctor if it doesnt let up soon, but meanwhile, what can youdo to treat back pain? Better yet, since you dont want to simply treat it, what can you to relieveback pain? Wait a minute. What can you do to cure back pain - now?!While back pain can be excruciating, it is common. It is one of the leading reasons people visitdoctors each year. Add those who dont want to visit a doctor, and the numbers are staggering.Question is: how can you truly cure back pain?You Dont Want to Hear This!My own doctor told me last week that the best way to cure back pain is to begin, and consistentlymaintain, regular exercises to strengthen core muscles.After telling me that, he gave a short laugh, and added, "But most people dont want to hear that."How about you? If my doctor is right, you probably dont want to hear that you can cure back painwith regular exercise. You would rather hear that...* a new chair will cure back pain while you watch TV* a new prescription drug will cure back pain with daily doses* a month in bed (paid sick leave) will cure back pain* you should not exercise at allIm sorry, but what you and I really need is exercise that specifically targets the core musclegroups that support our backs.Exercises to Cure Back PainThe Texas Back Institute tells us that research shows more than two days of inactivity is harmfulwhen you have back pain. Lying in a bed or reclining chair will only cause your muscles to weakenand become less flexible. As you move around, exercise improves blood flow to discs, joints, andmuscles. Exercise relaxes spasms that are causing you pain, and speeds healing.You need to get up and get gentle exercise if you expect to cure back pain.
  2. 2. The following daily routine will go far toward helping you actually cure back pain and keep it fromrecurring.* Morning Rising: Begin your day by getting out of bed with this exercise. Roll on one side. Gentlyswing your legs to the floor while pushing up with your arms. When you are in a sitting position,stand up. This exercise will remind you every morning of your desire to cure back pain forever.* Warm-up: Warm up your back before beginning exercises or rushing around getting ready foryour day. Bend at the waist, and let your arms hang toward the floor. Do not stretch or bounce.Simply bend and hang, feeling your back lengthen. Then reach slowly for the ceiling, gentlystretching upward. A brief, relaxed walk will finish your warm-up.* Six Exercises:1. Slippery Heels - Lie on your back on the floor, legs straight. Slowly slide your left heel towardyour body, knee bent upward. Then slide the heel back away from your body until your leg isstraight again. Repeat 10 times for each leg.2. Slippery Lap - Stand with your back touching a wall, feet 12" from the wall. Tighten abdominalmuscles, hold, and slowly bend both knees, sliding downward until you form a lap. Hold 30seconds, and slowly slide up again. Repeat 10 times.3. High Heels - Stand facing a wall, about 18" away. Balance your weight evenly on both feet.Slowly lift up only your heels - as though wearing high heel shoes. Then lower your heels slowlyback to the floor. Repeat 10 times for each foot.4. High Legs - Lie on your back, left leg straight, right leg at right angle. Tighten abdominalmuscles, and slowly lift straight leg 6 to 12 inches, keeping it straight. Hold 5 seconds, and slowlylower. Repeat 10 times for each leg.5. Reverse High Legs - Do "high legs" while lying on your stomach on the floor. Hold for 10seconds, and slowly lower the leg to the floor. Repeat 5 times for each leg.6. Brake Pedals - Lie on your back on the floor, legs straight. Push toes away as though pushingon 2 brake pedals. Pull the toes back toward your body, as though letting up on the brake pedals.Work your brake pedals up and down. Repeat 10 times.* Cool-down: Cool down before going on with your day. A brief, relaxed walk is all you need.Additional Secrets to Cure Back PainYou can cure back pain by adding these additional secrets to your exercise program. First of all,remember that you should see your health care provider to learn exactly what type of back painyou have, and whether home care is sufficient.With your physicians approval, add these steps to cure back pain.* If you must sit at a computer all day, sit with feet flat on the floor, or use a footrest to relieve back
  3. 3. strain and cure back pain.* Get up and move around for at least 5 minutes out of every hour.* When standing for extended periods, shift your weight regularly.* Wear shoes that have soft soles and low heels, preferably no more than 1.5 inches and squarein shape. Place inserts in your shoes to correct any incorrect posture.* Lose weight if you are too heavy. You can cure back pain more quickly if your muscles have lesswork to do.* Avoid sitting on a thick billfold. A lot of money might buy back surgery, but you wont cure backpain by sitting on it or a stack of credit cards and photos.* Bend at the knees, not at the waist, when lifting something heavy.* When your doctor says you are ready, begin a program of aerobic exercise to strengthen thosecore muscles in your back and abdomen. Choose from activities such as jogging, cycling, orswimming.Cure Back Pain with Mind over MatterRecent research indicates that mental gymnastics can do much to cure back pain. Although mydoctor may not want to hear this, it appears to be true. Published in the journal BMCMusculoskeletal Disorders, the study found that training the mind was just as effective as usingmore physical methods to deal with chronic lower back pain.The secret is to consciously realize that pain does not necessarily mean harm. Learn about yourpain and what causes it, allowing your brain to deal with the perceived pain.As long as you try to avoid it, you cannot cure back pain. Talk to your physician and create anexercise program that is right for you and your pain.© 2007, Anna Hart. Anna Hart invites you to read more of her articles about back pain at Anna has done extensive research on back pain, itssymptoms, causes, and treatment, and offers you the results of her research free of charge. If youare looking for more ways to treat or cure back pain, visit Anna often to see what new informationshe has posted.Article Source:
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