Is the pain so acute that it forces you to lie down all the time? Does it prevent you from sleeping at night? Almost all adults experience neck and back pain at some point in their lives. This is sometimes due to a malformation of the vertebrae, a stenosis of the spine or too tense muscles.
In 85% of cases, the cause of the pain is not identified. Even with medical progress and technology, finding the cause of back pain remains virtually unlikely, especially for old ailments that are not treated in time. Sometimes even magnetic resonance cannot lead to a diagnosis.
The origins of back pain
Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and visits to the doctor. Although back pain can affect people of all ages, it is significantly more common in adults between 35 and 55 years of age. Experts say that back pain is associated with how the bones, muscles and ligaments in our back are working together.
The pain in the back is acute if it lasts for a maximum of one month, and it is called chronic pain when it lasts more than a month. Poor posture, heavy lifting, inactivity, obesity and age are all factors that aggravate and intensify inflammation and pain.
In the lower back they can be linked to the lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine, spinal cord, nerves, lumbar muscles, abdomen and pelvic internal organs without forgetting the skin around the lumbar region. As for the pain in the upper back, it is often due to aortic disorders, tumors in the chest and inflammation of the spine.
How to get rid of back and neck pain forever
– Use cold-warm compresses on the painful areas. Do this every 2-3 hours and make sure that this method of compresses is applied only in a short term.
– Do workouts that reduce pain. Practice every day to move the neck muscles as much as you can to avoid stiffness. Some neck exercises effectively relieve chronic pain.
– Also try massages. This relaxes the muscles! If you cannot go to a professional, try to do a self-massage which also helps a lot.
– Modify your sleeping poses or change pillows. Use feather pillows as they are softer and better for the neck and head. Also try the foam pillows and shape memory foam that fits your head and neck.
After a while, each pillow should be changed. If you like to sleep on your side, use a good pillow to avoid the curvature of the spine. For long trips, when you sleep, take a travel pillow with you and have better support for the joints.
– Fight stress with all your strength! Less stress is the solution to the majority of health problems. Try to relax, do yoga, meditate and go hiking in the mountains or in the forest, because the open air sucks up stress and restores energy.
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