Low back pain is not often considered to be a potential problem among young adults. So when back pain strikes at a young age, it comes as a surprise and a source of confusion as to the cause. In our youth, we may think we are indestructible, but it is not uncommon for back pain to appear in our twenties and thirties.
Most often, back pain experienced at a young age is the result of overly strenuous exercising, a job that requires lifting objects that are too heavy, or a sudden awkward movement such as bending over to pick up a toddler. This type of back pain is usually due to Back Strain.
5 simple tips to help keep your spine as healthy as possible
1. Let your spine really rest while sleeping.
While you’re lying down, all the structures in your spine that have worked hard all day finally have an opportunity to relax and be rejuvenated. To make the most of this time, you need a mattress and pillows that allow your spine to rest in a supported and comfortable way.
2. Exercise your core to strengthen abs and back muscles.
Your core muscles—your lower back and abdominal muscles—need to be strong and supple in order to support your spine and take pressure off your lower back.
3. Practice good ergonomics while sitting—and limit total sitting time.
The discs in your lower spine are loaded 3 times more while sitting than standing, so long periods of sitting can create or aggravate a painful back condition. Moreover, when sitting at a desk and/or looking at a computer screen, our natural tendency is to slouch and lean forward, stressing our lumbar discs even more.
4. Effective weight management.
Manage your weight effectively to reduce excessive pressure placed on your spinal column. Reduce your caloric intake, and commit to performing regular exercise.
5. Use of supplement for bone & muscles health.
Building and maintaining healthy bones is important regardless of your age or gender. It is never too early to prepare for the inevitable decrease in bone density that accompanies aging. Many factors influence your bone health, but one important aspect to focus on is getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs to feel strong at every age. Hence role of supplement is more so important in modern lifestyle, where we hardly go out in sunlight or have balanced nutrition.
Consult your Spine & Pain doctor if you have an acute back injury or are experiencing chronic back problems that are not improving.