Back pain is common today, and many people have it but do not know how to treat the pain. The following article offers some simple solutions on how you can care for back pain, without laying out a good deal of cash or taking medication that can be addictive, and may pose a threat to your mind and body. Always allow yourself to get adequate rest. It's crucial you take the time and rest. Lie down with pillows placed under your legs. Stretch for a couple of minutes every day. When your body sends you a message, such as pain, take heed and do something to relieve that pain. Riding in the car is a common cause of back pain since we spend so much time in the car every day. See to it that you adjust your seat the right way so that you can easily access the pedal and wheel without stretching. This is in order to lessen the strain in your back when driving your car. If you have back pain, make sure to add the right amount of Vitamin D to your diet. This nutrient helps your bones grow healthy and should relieve some of the pain. Vitamin D is available in foods such as milk, fish, some cereals, as well as in sunshine. Adapting an exercise program can help compensate for long hours of being sedentary, a risk factor of back pain. Exercise and being physically active help strengthen the muscles of your spine. One of the best back pain exercises I recommend is Foundation Training , created by chiropractor Dr. Eric Goodman. He developed it to address his own chronic back pain. Foundation Training exercises are simple but powerful structural movements that help strengthen and realign your body posture and address the root cause of lower back pain, which is related to weakness and imbalance among your posterior chain of muscles that are caused by a sedentary lifestyle and too much sitting. We see people with low back pain every day. Most times they describe dull and sharp pain in their low back with sitting, standing, getting up from a chair, or lifting. They feel very uncomfortable sitting at their desk working, and the pain is distracting. They are amazed at how much their pain reduces their work productivity and alters their life. Low back injuries are often caused by our posture, habits, and past injuries. Many people like to blame their pain on one instance in life. It is true that they probably did damage the area but it didn't mean they will have chronic back pain because of that injury. Another possible factor of FBSS for those who had spinal fusion surgery is failed fusion. If the hardware fails or if the bone graft is rejected by the body, the vertebrae will not grow together. This can lead to further destabilization and painful friction between the bones. Pain medications are prescribed en masse for postoperative pain If your pain ends up being chronic, it is important to find another form of pain management. Initially, it may be necessary to numb the pain in order to pursue exercise therapy. Epidural steroid injections are commonly prescribed. Other more intense forms of medicating include spinal cord stimulation and pain pump implantation. In order to get long-term relief from back pain you have to start at the beginning, and that's with the muscle imbalances. This means you have to identify the muscle imbalances that you have and then work towards correcting and improving them. The first thing you need to do is identify the dysfunctions you have and the muscle imbalances that have created it. You can do this by performing a series of "self-assessments". Beginning any treatment plan without first identifying all of the muscle imbalances is a recipe for failure and frustration. And unfortunately, that's what typically happens in today's medical community. Many people do not know this, but nicotine hinders the flow of nutrient rich blood to spinal discs. This easily causes back pain and therefore means smokers are highly susceptible to back pain If you smoke then it is recommended you should quit for many reasons, and now you can make this yet another reason. Try physical therapy. If you think that your back pain has been caused by some recent trauma to your back , a physical therapist can help you strengthen your back so you can get full function back again. It can also be helpful to have someone supportive helping you with your back Home massage during pregnancy is not as simple as it is at other times. There are certain areas of your body that should be massaged in certain ways and specific techniques that should, and should not be used. There are online courses, as well as real world training programs, that can help you to practice home massage during pregnancy safely, and with maximum benefit to you and your baby, and it is always a good idea to make sure that you know what you are doing before you incorporate it into your pregnancy routine.