Nowadays, back problems are common due to sedentary lifestyle and the increased belly is putting extra pressure on the back. You cannot have correct posture while walking and cannot take part in different types of physical activities. I have also suffered with the herniated disc, which is commonly known as a slipped disc. According to a study conducted by health department reveals that more than 65 million Americans suffer from lower back pain at some part of their life. This is like an epidemic in America and it is not going to change in the near future. Lower back pain is not a simple pain, which you have to bear, it affects your lifestyle, your productivity and make a simple task a thousand times harder for you to complete it.
You can apply a few things in case you happen to face this; you are experiencing this for the first time, then it is advised to consult a physician. He will do some tests like MRI and X-ray to ensure your veins and bones are in the proper form. These tests will let you know what is happening in your body.
Strengthen Your Core Muscles
The muscles of your core and pelvic floor work as a support system for your body to help disburse the load. In the absence of weakened muscles the weight of the upper body will put pressure on the discs which are already not in proper order.
Take your dosage before lunchtime, Pain in your lower back can be the result of a weak pelvic and core muscles. Weak muscles cannot provide a good support. Spasm is a body’s mechanism to protect the affected part from further stress and to minimize the risk of injuries.
There are several methods by which you can get rid of this problem, but any exercise or any kind of method must be applied in the proper guidance of an expert physiotherapist. You can use a foam roller to reduce the problem if it cannot eliminate it.
There are many examples, which are showing that a foam roller has helped people to walk again within one hour.
When you are suffering from a spasm and cannot move properly. You can apply heat to loosen up and get rid of this spasm. You can select the way which is suitable for you. You can take a hot bath, heat patch or heating pad. People also use hot water bottles; the heat helps our body in the flow of blood to that particular area. A proper blood flow will relax the muscles. When you are suffering from this pain, make sure you get at least 20 minutes of heat treatment to loosen the muscles. People who are suffering from this problem use heating under their lower back whenever they lay down.
If you are suffering from lower back pain, which is not due to slipped disc, you can use the above methods. You are also supposed to do the exercises, which could strengthen your core muscles. When you are suffering from this problem, stay away from weight training or any kind of physical activity till you become totally fit.