By Chass Armstrong
Everyone encounters back pain at some time or another. Whether it’s chronic or an isolated incident, back pain is never fun and can make daily tasks nearly impossible. Along with getting a back brace, we have a few suggestions that may help prevent and reduce back pain flair ups.
Stretching: Though many people often overlook something as simple as stretching, it can significantly help your daily back pain. Waking up gradually in the morning with a good stretch and warm shower can help prime your back muscles for the day.
Proper Warm up: Before exercises – no matter how light – a proper warm up will go a long way. Like with a morning stretch and shower, a warm up can help primer your back muscles by letting them gradually loosen and fill with blood to get them ready for increased activity.
Core Strength: a strong core can help stabilize the back therefore helping to reduce the reliance on back muscles. This can help reduce wear and tear and provide extra support and reduce pain.
Not sitting for too long: Simply put, sitting is bad for your back. Your back has disks which compress when you sit. Whether you’re in the car, in front of your computer at work or on the couch watching the game, prolonged periods of sitting can hurt your back. Take time to get up and walk around every few minutes. You’ll be doing your back a huge favor.
All of this can significantly help your back, but if you’re still experiencing pain, feel free to give Aeroflow’s Mobility Department a call. We can help you find the right back brace through your insurance at little to no cost. You can also fill out our “qualify through insurance” form, here. It’s quick and takes less than 3 minutes.