Treat your chronic back pain with these easy tips

Three Easy Treatment Tips

If you’ve been living with chronic back pain, you may be looking for some easy tips to treat your pain. Unfortunately, you may not know which tips can help your pain and which ones may not. Luckily, there’s a physical therapy team that can help you find easy chronic back pain tips.

At Excel Sports & Physical Therapy, our team has 35 years of experience in providing high-quality physical therapy. All this experience has taught us many lessons, but one of the most important lessons we’ve learned is not everyone experiences an injury or medical condition in the same way. This is why our team shies away from one-size-fits-all therapy plans. Instead, we’re dedicated to building a personalized therapy plan for every patient. In addition to these tailored therapy plans, our team can also help you find tips you can use at home to treat your chronic back pain.

Three tips you can use at home to reduce chronic back pain

Chronic back pain is a problem for millions of Americans, and this type of pain can occur because of several injuries or medical conditions. For instance, herniated discs, back muscle injuries and sciatica can all cause long-term back pain. Physical therapy from Excel Sports & Physical Therapy is an effective way to treat your pain, but there are also three tips you can use at home that may help your chronic back pain.

One tip to keep in mind if you’re dealing with chronic pain in your back is to keep getting your exercise. Many people believe that resting your back is helpful for reducing your pain, and to a certain extent, it is. However, one or two days is typically enough rest time for most back pain sufferers.

After that, it’s important to continue to exercise to increase your blood flow and keep your weight in check. You may also want to use low-impact exercises like walking or swimming for several days after your rest period. Using such exercises may help you avoid another bout of back pain.

A second easy at-home tip that may help your back pain is make your sleeping position work for you. For most people, the best sleeping position for back pain is on their side. You’ll also want to draw your knees up toward your chest slightly. This posture helps relieve tension, especially on the lower back.

However, if you only sleep on your back, you can still place pillows under your knees and lower back to reduce tension. Sleeping on the stomach is a position that creates the most back tension. If you must sleep on your stomach, place a pillow under your hips to help relieve some of the tension on your back.

The third easy tip we recommend is to pay close attention to your posture. If you sit a lot, you want to try to keep your knees positioned slightly above your hips. This posture is designed to help ease pressure on your back, and you can prop your feet up on a footstool to help you maintain this posture.

When combined with a treatment plan from Excel Sports & Physical Therapy, these three easy tips may help reduce your chronic back pain faster.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.