About 6 years ago, I started experiencing lower back pain. I went to see a physio, started doing clinical pilates and saw massive improvements within a few months.
Then, just last week, I woke up with a really sore lower back and I realised that I (thankfully) hadn’t experienced it in a really long time – and it got me thinking about what I naturally do to help reduce the pain, which have now become so routine for me that I no longer get the pain much, if at all.
Here’s Part 1 of my guide to improving your back pain:
- Exercise – I can’t emphasise this enough. The worst thing you can do for your back is stay still because lack of movement and lack of blood flow is possibly what’s caused the pain to appear in the first place. I find that activating my glutes with some exercise always helps relieve my lower back. Also – simply walking to get the blood flowing from your legs up into the rest of your body can also help.
- Take Magnesium – an amazing muscle relaxant, it helps to relieve any spasms that may be present in the muscles in your back. It also helps support your nervous system, reduces stress and helps relieve tension that may have built up in your body from external stressors, which in turn will relieve your back pain.
- Try taking ginger and turmeric – both act as natural anti-inflammatories in the body, also helping to improve circulation and blood flow, they may help to relieve your pain.
Keep an eye out for Part 2 landing on the blog next week.
To a weekend free of back pain,