Pain in the ....
At Points Clinic we see lots of client's with back problems. With the majority of people now working long hours sat at their desks, this is not good for our back health, as many hours of sitting can cause strain on the lower back.
But don't worry here are a few things you can do to help:
Massage therapy is becoming more widely accepted in the medical community as a credible treatment for many types of back pain, and it works well alongside other medical treatments. Research shows that massage therapy has several potential health benefits for back pain sufferers, including:
Increased blood flow and circulation, which brings needed nutrition to muscles and tissues. This aids in recovery of muscle soreness from physical activity or soft tissue injury (such as muscle strain).
Decreased tension in the muscles. This muscle relaxation can improve flexibility, reduce pain caused by tight muscles and even improve sleep.
Increased endorphin levels — the "feel good" chemicals in the brain. This mood enhancer can ease depression and anxiety, which can help reduce pain and speed recovery — particularly important for those suffering from chronic back or neck problems.
Check out our treatments page to see how we can help you.
Just a few back strengthening exercises can make a big difference! Yoga helps back pain by gently flexing your spine and muscles, easing tension and relieving pain.
This is a nice little yoga routine, you can check out.
A good nights sleep is important, as it helps repair strained muscles and soothe inflamed joints. For a good night's sleep, start with a good mattress and try sleeping on your side on a firm surface, this can help prevent any curvature of the spine that could lead to or worsen back pain.