- Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017 18:43
Aches and pains are an everyday occurrence regardless of age, sex or race. One of the most common injuries or general pain that occurs involves the back. Most issues resolve themselves in a few weeks. Whether you strained a muscle doing chores or slipped on a patch of ice, the general fix is some form of over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen.
This drug, along with prescription opiate medications are taken by most people at one time or another in their life. At first some relief may be felt but in the long run they are not very useful and only mask the real problems at hand.
Recent research studies on people with back pain or minor injuries have shown that ibuprofen only works for 15 percent of people. In fact, these OTC pills have shown to make adults 3 times more likely to develop stomach ulcers. Since back pain isn't going away, another remedy must be found.
The good news is relief from back pain issues is only a few steps away literally. Exercise has been shown to be the most effective means to strengthening, helping and healing back problems in the safest manner. 35 trials that involved over 6,000 patients taking OTC pain medications showed that exercise was the best course of action for back pain.
Since back pain and injuries are the leading course of disability around the world, a remedy without nasty side effects is crucial. Starting with deep breathing exercises and slow easy stretching, many back problems will correct themselves.
The next step is to add daily exercise to keep core muscles strong and your spine in alignment. Adding a good diet rich in vitamins (also consider vitamin patches as supplementation) with your daily fitness routine will keep your back pain and many other issues under control.