Back Aches! What Causes Them and How to Treat Them

Your back carries your body around every day and is responsible for almost every move you make. Back aches, though more common in middle-aged people, can be seen in any age group. Factors Affecting Back Pain Poor Posture Improper posture while sitting, standing, walking, and even sleeping can contribute to a back ache. Excessive standing, sitting in an uncomfortable chair, or driving for long periods of time every day can cause chronic back pain. Injury Sudden movement, lifting, or bending can strain muscles or ligaments leading to injury. Trauma due to a fall or an automobile accident can also cause injury to the back and result in a back ache. Obesity Obese people are at a much greater ris

2 Ways to Relieve Your Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the most common reason for a visit to the doctor’s office. Every day, millions of people suffer from pain in their lower back. This pain can be caused by muscle strain, tension, or spasms. Pain Relief The best first step for treating lower back pain is to get more blood circulation in the area. This will speed up the healing process and reduce the pain. Stretching, massage, and application of heat are all great ways to increase your blood circulation. Strengthen Your Back Muscles Once your lower back pain lessens, take steps to prevent the pain from recurring by strengthening the muscles. While you cannot prevent all occurrences of back pain, you can reduce the chances of

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