Ongoing back pain can be a nuisance, especially when you can’t seem to get relief, no matter what you try. At Redondo Family Chiropractic, in Federal Way, WA, Dr. Andrew Winger can help you relax back muscles and get back into your schedule -- pain-free. Let’s examine some ways that you can alleviate back pain at home.
Correct your posture.
Hunching over a keyboard, carrying heavy purses and bags, and not walking with a straight, relaxed spine can spell back pain for most people. If you work at a desk, your back may be straining in one position for a long time, which results in back pain.
Take a warm bath in Epsom salt.
Epsom salt contains high levels of the mineral magnesium, which helps muscles of the body relax. The warmth of the bath also loosens tightness, relieves stress. Stress is a large contributor to back pain, as many individuals tend to tighten various muscles in their shoulders and back in response to life’s stressors.
Getting enough sleep is integral in helping your body regulate its inflammatory response, but getting a mattress and pillows that support the back can help alleviate any pain you may face. While you may have to experiment with what works for you, exploring different sleep options is worth it.
Gentle back exercises can include:
- Pelvic lifts
- Knee to chest lifts
- Bodyweight hip thrusts
- Cat stretches
Other forms of physical therapy can be electrical nerve stimulation, massage, and laser therapy.
Take over the counter meds.
Some back pain is minor and responds well to drugstore painkillers. More severe aches may need additional treatment.
If you have back pain and do not know how to manage it, give Redondo Family Chiropractic in Federal Way, WA a try at (253) 941-6977.