Chronic, recurring backache is no less than a disability. It can leave you unable to perform well in your day-to-day life. Not to forget, backache is among the leading causes of absent days at work and schools worldwide.
If you’re struggling with chronic backache as well, I can help you. I’ve been through it before and I successfully got through it. Yes, it’s possible with a few lifestyle changes and herbal remedies.
Trust me; all these things are better than popping out those painkillers every day. Here’s what I did:
For starters, I added exercise to my everyday routine. Since I’m not a gym freak, hardcore exercises are not my thing. I simply started with a few minutes of morning walk every day.
An increase in physical activity helped improve my mobility. It made my body flexible and increased my energy levels. Plus, it significantly improved my mood. I started feeling better about myself, which helped me a lot.
Herbs and Plants
I’m not a big fan of allopathic medicines. I know they have a number of side effects. I treat my body like a temple, so I don’t want it to go through any side effects, whether mild or severe.
Herbs and plants have been a big part of my journey. I used to have shroom chocolate bars. Made with dried mushrooms and dark chocolate, shroom chocolate bars were easier to consume compared to other bitter-tasting medicinal herbs. Yes, they helped alleviate my backache.
Hot and Cold Therapy
I’m always happy to follow ancient remedies that my grandmother endorses. Hot and cold therapy happens to be one of them and I must say it really works. It’s easier than you can imagine and truly effortless.
Simply keep a hot pad and cold pack close to your back one by one for 5-10 minutes each. The hot pad will increase the blood flow, providing the required nutrients to the affected area. On the other hand, the cold pack will reduce edema and inflammation.
A Healthy Diet
I’m the kind of person who doesn’t care about food. I eat whatever I’m served with. Well, it wasn’t a good habit, so I changed it. I became a mindful eater and started watching my calories, sugar, protein, and vitamin intake.
It helped me lose a considerable amount of weight, which helped me with backache. Besides that, I increased the quantity of protein in my diet, something that made me feel significantly stronger and more active.
An Appropriate Sleep Cycle
Most people ignore this part when in reality, it’s the most important of them all. Having a healthy sleep cycle is mandatory when fighting body aches, especially chronic backache.
Needless to say, sleep deprivation can make your existing backache worse. It is one thing that my mother pointed out and since then, I’ve been sleeping for 7-8 hours every day. When you rest well, you feel well and it again helps you get through your day without feeling much pain. Lastly, please stay positive. Remember that positivity is the key to success in everything you do. I wish you well, my friends!