I’m sure it’s happened to all of us at some point, sometimes more than once suffering through back pain. Just last week both my husband and I had back pain, we were quite the pair let me tell you. Mine occurred from doing some new abdominal exercises, at least I think that’s how it happened. Of course my abdominal muscles were sore the next day that was to be expected but the back pain occurred 2 days afterwards and seemed to be mostly in my tailbone area. It was excruciating, I could barely move when I got up that morning and tried to get out of bed. Staying in bed was not an option as I had to get my daughter off to school and I had work to do.
So what did I do? I started stretching and did lots of it during the day. Every time I stretched it did feel better afterwards. I also took hot showers which I found also helped but the pain was not going to go away in a day. I started thinking of everything and anything I could for back pain. Fortunately for me I already have some things in place just for overall comfort. I have my tempurpedic pillow that I love and keeps me comfortable at night. My husband prefers the curved tempurpedic pillow much like the one below. For him that’s what works mine is not curved like that but we’re all unique so some things work better for some than others.
I think we have to find what works for us but I have also found consistency is key too when dealing with back pain. It won’t go away over night usually. Here’s what I did:
- Stretched everyday
- Slept with my tempurpedic pillow
- hot showers
- I finally thought to use our hot tub, that worked really well!
- When at the computer (which for me is a lot) used a back pillow even though I have an ergonomic office chair I needed the pillow too
For me this all worked really well as I was consistent and in 4 days my back pain had greatly subsided. My hubby who did not do anything consistent and he was doing a lot of physical work despite his back pain, his pain lasted a lot longer. Back pain is the worst at least I think so as it makes it hard to sit up, get up, walk etc.. if you’ve had it you know what I mean. You have to do what you can and of course know when to go to the doctor.
What do you do when you have back pain? Feel free to share!
This is a sponsored post for Healthy Back, however, all the points and views are my own.