Lower back pain treatment and relief: lower back exercises and stretches

   Almost everyone has low back pain at some point. It is a universal human experience. Let’s figure out how to cope with back pain and be healthy together on geniani blog!

Lower back pain


  Almost everyone has low back pain at some point. It is a universal human experience. The low back supports the weight of the upper body. It also provides mobility for everyday motions. Muscles in the low back are responsible for flexing and rotating the hips while walking. Nerves in the low back supply sensation and power the muscles in the pelvis, legs, and feet.
The lower back, which usually starts below the ribcage, is the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense. It is one of the top causes of missed work. Fortunately, low back pain often gets better on its own. When it doesn’t, there are effective treatments.

 

Types of lower back pain

   The two most common types of lower back pain are mechanical and radicular pain. Mechanical pain comes primarily from the muscles, ligaments, joints, or bones in and around the spine. This type of pain tends to be localized to the lower back. Sometimes it is localized in the top of the legs. It is usually influenced by loading the spine. Radicular pain can occur if a spinal nerve root becomes impinged or inflamed. This type of pain may follow a nerve root pattern. Moreover, it can radiate down into the buttock and leg. As a rule, the radicular type is associated with sharp, electric, burning-types of pain. It can be associated with numbness or weakness and typically felt on only one side of the body.

 

 

 

Lower back pain symptoms

 

  There are many additional sources of pain including claudication pain, neuropathic pain, deformity, tumors, infections, and pain from inflammatory conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis). Also they include pain that originates from another part of the body and presents in the lower back. For example, kidney stones or ulcerative colitis. It is also possible to have lower back pain without any definitive causes. When this happens, the primary focus is on treating the symptoms and the patient’s overall health.

 

Symptoms can be experienced in several ways. For example:

  • dull or achy pain;
  • stinging, burning pain;
  • muscle spasms and tightness in the low back, pelvis,or hips;
  • pain that worsens after long periods of sitting or standing;
  • unable to stand up straight, not able to walk or runwithout pain.

 

Lower back pain relief

  Back pain due to muscle strain will usually get better on its own, but you can take steps to make yourself more comfortable. Usually, people who suffer from lower back pain don’t even want to get out of bed. But it isn’t the best solution! Especially if the problem is muscle strain. For such cases, doctors recommend returning to your normal activities as soon as possible. Studies suggest that any more than a day or two of bed rest can actually make the pain worse. Also,it may reduce muscle tone and flexibility. So, don’t lead a couch potato lifestyle. Be active. One more way to prevent low back pain is massage. It may relieve chronic low back pain. Especially when combined with exercise and stretching. A heating pad or warm baths may provide temporary pain relief too.

 

Heating pad for back pain

 

 Heating pads come in various shapes and sizes, with different heat setting options. The heating pad we are featuring is our Geniani heating pad with three heat settings: low, medium, and high. For pain anywhere in the back, you will need to lie down flat on a hard surface to come into full contact with the heating pad.Choose the highest heat setting for this treatment. Always make sure to use a towel or clothing between your skin and the heating pad to avoid burns. Place the heating pad on the painful area and try to rest calmly for 5-10 minutes.

 

Lower back stretches. Back exercises

  If back pain doesn’t go away for more than two months, yoga can help. In one study, people who took yoga classes had fewer symptoms of low back pain than people who were given a book about care for back pain.
  There are some useful and helpful exercises to prevent lower back pain.