How important is posture in treating back pain?
I have been asked to lose weight to improve my back pain. How important is weight loss?
I am in a profession where I have to sit for long hours without a break. What self-care is advised to control my backache?
Can I exercise if I have back pain?
Every time I am stressed, I get a backache. Is this psychological or real pain?
Myths and Facts
- I have to lie down and rest when I have a backache.
Immobility can make the bones and muscles stiff. Hence, it is essential to move, except in case of an injury.
- An active lifestyle will not give you backaches.
Overexertion, long working hours and stress can lead to backaches.
- Skinny people do not get backaches.
Inadequate nutrition, as often seen in skinny people, is one of the reasons for backaches.
- Back pain has no cure.
In most cases, back pain is an effect of weak muscles and incorrect posture. Treating the cause will eliminate back pain.