I work with computers all day.
As a systems analyst, I work 12-14 hour days on the computerÂ and this has led to a common problem aching backs.
When I get home at the end of the workday, I tend to feel stiff and uncomfortable.
An Advil tends to bring instant relief, but I prefer natural remedies to pharmaceuticals.
So how do I fix my aching back naturally?
The ways that seems to work best for me include the following
Stretch it out:
Bad posture and sitting in a particular position for extended periods of time tend to lead to aching back. You can ease this pain by stretch exercises that can be performed anywhere.
- Stand up straight.
- Lift your arms high above your head.
- Bend backwards and slowly reach back till you can go no further.
- Stand up straight again and put your hands on your waist.
- Twist your body to the left and then to the right.
- Do a couple of jumping jacks
- This should help stretch out your muscles.
Yoga exercises are a great way to ease aches and pain and work extremely well for back pains.
- Lying on your back, bend your knees into your chest and bring your arms out at a T position.
- Exhale slowly and lower your knees to ground on the right.
- Keep your shoulders pressed down firmly on the ground and as you lift your left shoulder, lower your knees further away from the right arm.
- Hold for a minute then repeat for the opposite direction
Ice, Ice baby: Your backache might be caused by an injury such as a pulled muscle so to ease the pain you can apply ice. Though heat might feel better on an aching muscle it can actually exacerbate your injury.
- Get some ice
- Put it in a tea cloth
- Apply it to the affected area.
With these few methods you should have a pain free back.
Photo by David Castillo Dominici. Published on 16 September 2011
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