Clients always tell me that they are worried about waist or back pain; they wake up in the morning with
waist pain or a back pain that interrupts a good sleep.
During the day back pain doesn’t allow them sit or stand the way they want and its very uncomfortable
throughout the day. You cannot play around with the kids anymore for the fear of back pain, they have
stopped going for outing because this ache might disappoint, and they think it’s the mattress
They will think that it would get better because it usually does, but this time it’s interfering with their
life and they don’t seem to understand it anymore, their neighbor who also had back pain at some point is now pain free and exercising. WHAT DID THEY DO Differently?
There is a popular saying “if you have Back pain, you are not alone and the rate at which your pain reduces depends on how active
you are in getting the right type of treatment for your pain”
It is very possible that two people may have back ache and will experience it differently back pain is not just a physical sensation,
it is influenced by attitude and social factor
Back pain is usually not as bad as we think, and most times we are often scared to death by the type of diagnosis we get as the
reason our back aches “imagine if the say it cannot be cured because the MRI or X ray said so” then will I stay with this nagging
and annoying pain for the rest of my life? BUT this is about to Change
Most times it is usually caused by minor wear and tear, over use, age, stress, poor posture and muscle sprain and strain injury.
It might unfortunately be as a result of some rare and serious pathology.
THIS is usually recommended,
Rest, Not Bed Rest.
When we say rest we are only saying to cut down on your peak activity level pre injury or without pain
and bed rest is not advised, most people who get bed rest from their pain will always remain worse off.
Avoid prolonged sitting, bending, or anything that can aggravate the pain
Exercise can help.
Exercise must not be moving your body in top gears like engaging in vigorous exercises just yet, it is
necessary we move our body mindfully and also engage in some simple and gentle stretches
Posture is generally how you carry your body in space, either in motion or at rest.
It is either in sitting, standing, lying down. Good posture is necessary if you want to maintain a pain free life.
It is usually advised that you can modify your sleeping position to avoid cramping and aches, changing you mattress every 5 years is a good idea
Over Reliance on Painkillers.
Pain killers will only reduce your pain momentarily, the they don’t address the root cause of the
problem, it is usually advised to always seek necessary assistance and get the right kind of treatment to avoid risk and side effects of over reliance on Pain killers
If your pain persists, you might well check in with me at Amazing Physiotherapy
We help people of all age remain active, independent and mobile, so they can avoid the need to continuously take pain medications, injections or risk spinal surgery.
If you need additional tips,
Download our 7 must ask questions to resolving the root cause of the problem also, fill out our inquiry form, and we can schedule a day for your FREE discovery visit, so we can find out what is wrong with your back.
We will be glad to be a part of the team that will help you make the right decision for your health.
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Every week people consult Dr Eze Nnamdi looking for answers to concerning questions about their pain and most commonly relief from their Back Pain and tightness. He treats patents daily in his clinic and he is a trusted advisor, mentor and business coach. Eze Nnamdi is the Clinic Director at Amazing Physiotherapy and Wellness center a multi therapist clinic in 2 locations with a clinical Doctorate in Physical therapy, he is licensed as a physiotherapist with Medical Rehabilitation and Therapist board of Nigeria, he graduated with a bachelors in Medical Rehabilitation from University of Nigeria Nsukka, and a Doctorate in Physical therapy from National University of Medical sciences Spain DPT program, a participating member of Pediatric specialty group of NSP, he advanced his post-graduate studies with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from Bayero University Kano Nigeria, he also received advanced Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture certification from Bayero University consultancy services Kano- Nigeria.
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