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6 Remedies for Lower Back Pain

Posted on by Kathryn O'Hara

If you feel as though you’ve tried everything to ease your lower back pain, but to no avail, these tips might be just what you’re looking for.

1. Release your inner endorphins

Through aerobic exercise, massage therapy or meditation, the release of these endorphins will help to block pain signals from registering with the brain. This can also help to alleviate depression, anxiety and stress, all of which can increase pain.

2. Exercise your core

Your lower back is supported by muscles in your abs and back. On a typical day, these muscles won’t get a good work out. Try sitting upright on an exercise ball for 30 minutes every day to engage your core muscles.

3. Stretch hamstrings twice a day

Having tight hamstrings can put additional stress on the sacroiliac joint, leading to back pain. Gently stretching these muscles can help prevent the added pressure on the joints.

4. Soothe the pain with cold or hot

Cold reduces inflammation which is usually a culprit when it comes to back pain. Cold also acts as an anaesthetic, slowing down nerve impulses and preventing spasming and pain.

Hot stimulates blood flow and brings healing nutrients to the affected area. It also inhibits pain messages that are sent to the brain, helping to reduce symptoms.

5. Engage your brain

The way our brains interpret pain signals decides how we perceive our pain. It is possible to develop skills for our brains to reduce or ignore pain signals. This can be done through hypnosis, or distraction as well some other techniques.

6. Get enough restorative sleep

Pain is known to be a leading cause of insomnia. Approximately 2 thirds of people with chronic back pain also suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Sufferers often find themselves stuck in a vicious cycle of little sleep and increased pain.

The N:rem mattress has been designed especially for pain sufferers who struggle to get comfortable. Its unique, customisable design means you can tailor your sleeping experience to get firm support where you need it most, and softer comfort for for painful areas and pressure points.

You can find out more about the N:rem mattress here.

The good sleep manual

A Guide to a better night's sleep for Chronic Pain Suffers

We are proud to launch our very first E-book, which will be a collection of useful tips to help Chronic Pain sufferers sleep better, as pain and sleep unfortunately often constitute a vicious cycle.

This is an issue we are hoping to solve, through some easy steps to follow around health, lifestyle and diet, to ease you into a better night’s sleep.

We have been fortunate enough to get some valuable help from 2 contributors who suffer themselves from Chronic Pain and have been keen to share their tips and personal journey towards a comfortable and refreshing night’s sleep.



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