Summer is a great time to enjoy time with mates. Having a great surf or dip at the beach, swimming in your friend’s pool while the barbie sizzles away or just enjoying a cold one on the porch, it’s hard not to love a lot of what summer brings. While getting out more is often good fun, nothing is worse than being struck down with sharp back pain. If you're currently suffering a bad back, here's how to find relief.
Back pain isn’t just frustrating, it’s among the most serious and life-affecting pains you can experience.
Many pain studies have actually shown that chronic back pain has the most negative effect on your mental health of any muscle pain in the body, so it’s no wonder that many of us reach for the heat pack and put on Netflix rather than enjoying those sunny days.
Bad back? Here’s how to find relief
General fitness is one of the core components of muscle health, recovery and pain management. A healthy body chain will improve the back’s resilience against injury, and it’s ability to recover from existing issues.
Doing 20-30 minutes of regular exercise can be extremely beneficial, especially activities like Yoga, Pilates and Tai-chi which focus on building both balance and flexibility.
Another bonus from exercise is weight loss, which reduces the strain on the lower back and provides an added pain relief long-term.
Building strength in the core muscles that surround your lower spine helps to relieve pain and inflammation and is one of the most effective ways of preventing injury (not to mention getting some great abs).
Some exercises to build strength in the lower back include
- Russian twists
- Front and side planks
- Side leg raises.
The use of back supports and braces has proven to be highly effective in helping to relieve pain in the lower back, and as technology has advanced so have the braces.
High quality medical-grade back supports like Bauerfeind’s LumboTrain have been clinically proven to minimise pain and speed up the recovery process. Lightweight and breathable design means it’s great to wear, even at a hot summer BBQ.
If you’ve got a more serious back injury or the pain has become increasing over time, then you should seek immediate medical attention to ensure it’s treated properly.
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Bauerfeind products are developed at our innovation and manufacturing facility in Zeulenroda, Germany. Based on years of scientific research, our award-winning braces and support garments are highly recommended by medical professionals and athletes worldwide.
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