5 Top Secrets for Avoiding Back Pains

5 Top Secrets for Avoiding Back Pains
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Do you often suffer from back pains? What does back pain mean? People often ask, “Why does my lower back hurt so much? What are the causes of back pain? Back pains can make you feel so uncomfortable and are most times annoying. It is a common, painful condition affecting the lower portion of the spine This pain is usually caused by postural negligence. Below are five secrets for avoiding back pains.

If You Want To Avoid Back Pains, Then Follow These 5 Tips Below:


1. Stretching (Exercise)

Stretching your body is an essential way to help you ease or avoid back pains. Moderate exercises or light stretches that help to release tension can be a great way to battle back pain. The good news is that you can perform these stretches at different times of the day whenever you have free time. Also, when on an airplane, if you get the chance to use the restroom, you can quickly utilize the opportunity to walk in the aisle and do some light stretches to help release tension in your back before returning to your seat.


2. Take a Nap (Rest)

Do you know sleep helps to facilitate the restoration of the muscles, and this can help to fend off back pain? However, for this to occur you have to get quality sleep, which means; your mattress should be right for you; your pillows should not be too hard or high and should be placed suitably. On an airplane, getting high-quality sleep might be grim, but you can improve the quality of your sleep largely by using a travel pillow. Also, you should try to avoid falling asleep leaning forward without any back support.


3. Incorrect Items Lifting

Lifting (or carrying) things incorrectly is one of the many mistakes people make that ends up causing them back pain. Always apply safe lifting methods, especially when doing heavy (or even slightly heavy) lifting. Use a ‘Knee Bend’ for lifting objects with significant weight, while you can use a ‘Golfer’s Crouch’ or ‘Golfer’s Lift’ when stooping for smaller objects.


4. Sitting for Too Long

If you have to sit for long period of time, avoid stooping over and try to take ‘standing up’ breaks regularly. This is will help decrease the pressure on your back and help you avoid back pain. This is why during long air flights; you should not just sit down all through. Get up and walk down the aisle from time to time, and your back will stay perfect for you when you finally reach your destination.


5. Stay Active

Staying active and moving your joint often helps to strengthen your muscles which help you to easily avoid back and other muscle problems. Also, a good ‘core stability exercise’ programme can help ‘stabilize’ your spine and provide a ‘solid foundation for the rest of your body’s movement’.

Aside from being active, you should make sure you avoid movements and postures that can cause back pain. When sitting down, especially on an airplane or in the train or bus, avoid slouching on the chair or leaning forward without back support for prolonged periods.


Conclusion: Back pain can really make one inactive for the most part of the day and it may lead to grumpiness. To avoid this pain and ensure maximum productivity all through the day, all the aforementioned tips must be followed religiously.

Stay safe and healthy.


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