Our body, as well as the nervous system, are now under constant stress. Insomnia, poor nutrition, fatigue, stress and storage discomfort can cause back pain.
This kind of pain can be long-lasting and inconvenient, despite the fact that your living conditions are not the most comfortable at the moment. We also faced this problem and found some simple but effective ways to help overcome back pain without medication and medical advice.
In the current situation, access to medication may be limited, but if your “anxious” first aid kit contains over-the-counter painkillers, this will be enough to forget about the pain. But what to do if you do not have access to the necessary drugs, and your back does not allow you to function properly. Read below.
Home life hacks to combat back pain
Many home remedies are effective in reducing back discomfort. If you are at home, you can reduce the pain with a cold or warm compress.
Cold compress. Ice packs can relieve discomfort and help reduce inflammation in the short-term phases of back pain. Remember, do not apply the ice pack directly to the skin – wrap it in a thin towel or gauze to prevent skin damage. Warm compresses can also relieve pain when inflammation has subsided. Think of a smooth transition between heat and cold. For example, you can soak a towel in hot water and apply to the sore spot. Thus, you can, at least for a while, get rid of the discomfort.
Exercises to improve posture and strengthen the back and abdominal muscles, called core muscles, are also an alternative treatment that should be carefully considered. This type of treatment often includes:
improve posture using proper lifting techniques to strengthen core muscles;
stretching muscles to improve flexibility
Essential oils. Studies show that essential oils or ointments with capsaicin can help reduce pain. Capsaicin is an ingredient in pepper that makes it spicy. These ingredients can desensitize the nerves in the affected area and reduce the pain you feel. Home remedies can be very effective in reducing back pain.
Exercises to help relieve back pain
Mild stretching and light exercise can help relieve back pain and prevent future problems. Here are two exercises you can try to repeat wherever you are. They do not require special equipment and can be performed in any place where there is a floor.
Lie on the floor with your feet hip-width apart.
With your arms at your sides, press your feet to the floor, slowly lifting your buttocks off the ground until your body is in a straight line.
Keep your shoulders on the floor. Lower down.
Rest for 1 minute.
Repeat 15 times. Follow 3 approaches.
Lie on your stomach. Extend your arms above your head and extend your legs straight behind you.
Slowly pull your arms and legs off the ground about 15 inches off the ground, lifting higher and higher each time.
Apply pressure to the press to lift your legs and arms off the ground. Stop when you feel your waist begin to burn.
To prevent neck strain, lower your head while looking at the ground. Hold in a stretched position for 2-3 seconds.
Return to neutral and relax your muscles. Repeat this stretch 10 to 12 times.
These simple procedures will help you get rid of back pain wherever you are.