These days, more and more people spend eight or more hours per day sitting at their desk in the office or on a couch at home, while watching television. This is extremely unhealthy and will be a major cause of back related health issues later on in life.
Back pain usually starts early and should be addressed immediately in order to keep it at bay. If you let the pain to get worse and do not make the necessary changes in your lifestyle – future outlook is pretty grim. In this article I’ll discuss a couple simple ways to reduce and completely eradicate back pain in young adults.
One of the most common preconceptions is that if one has back pain, he needs a lot of rest. This isn’t always true and, in most cases, resting will only worsen the symptoms. If you develop really bad back pain – rest for a day or so and get moving, even if slowly.
Exercising is hands down the most effective way to combat back pain. Try to incorporate long walks and simple not strenuous exercises into your daily routine. If you have already developed back pain, avoid the activity that caused pain to manifest in the first place. Another quick piece of advice is to try and keep correct posture as much as possible. Every little bit adds up over time.
If your abdominal muscles are weak, you need to start doing some core exercises. Consult a good personal trainer for this and create a simple and enjoyable routine which you can perform at home in your own time.
Make sure that you always sleep in the right position. Sleep is very important, but so is the position which you sleep in. Sleeping on a crooked mattress or using a bad pillow can cause fatigue, headaches and both back and neck problems. In general – avoid sleeping on our stomach and get a high quality mattress which isn’t too soft or hard.
As with all medical issues, if you experience chronic back pain, it’s always advisable to consult a qualified physician for help. Remember that the earlier you start treating back pain, the quicker it’ll go away.