Let us review our anatomy first. The spine is part of the central nervous system along with the brain and they rely on the peripheral nervous system that sends messages to the brain that controls the body function. So when the spine has discomforts, the peripheral nervous system sends signals to the brain and is interpreted as back pain. An unhealthy spine feels pain, numbness, weakness of the arms and legs, impaired breathing and digestion and abnormal control of the bowel and bladder. Therefore, we find three ways to strengthen your spine to help you ease out of back pain.
1. Proper exercise. People who suffer from back pain tend to only just sleep it off in order for it to go away. That is not the case. Sleeping and sitting for a long time of immobility may lead to a higher intensity of pain which has the likelihood of disability. In this case, the length of rehabilitation will be prolonged since immobility only adds up to the damage. The best way to relieve back pain is to exercise. Exercise helps stabilize the spine and protects it from further damage.
2. Lying flat on hard floor. If you are not best suited for formal exercise this is one simple alternative way to do and ease out back paying. First you must lay your back flat on hard floor. Then draw your knees to a natural position letting your spine arched away on the floor. Then ever so slowly lower down you back until it comes in contact with the floor. Repeat this over ten times slowly until you feel the tension on your back muscles. Do not be alarmed on what you feel at your back because this will strengthen up your back at no time and it will add support to the spine area.
3. Stay active. Do not be idle in one area just because you feel pain in your back. The immobility will only worsen the pain. Sometimes activity can lead to psychological unawareness of the pain. Keeping busy will make the pain unnoticed for the time being until it completely goes away. Ice could also be one of the remedy that you can use momentarily. Just compress it at the area where you feel the pain. Avoid slouching while doing your chores since slouching is the most common reason of back pain.
Definitely, good posture is defined to avoid back pain in the future or to lower back pain at present. Back pain is the essentially second to the most common ailments among adults next to headaches. But the good news according to orthopedic surgeon Michael Hisey of Texas Back Institute of Denton, by strengthening and stretching the muscles in your back (which, with your abs, make up the all-important core) you can relieve and prevent pain. Research showed that those who exercise as soon as they feel back pain are the ones who are quick to recover. Thus, exercise to bade the pain away.