- To increase and maintain range and flexibility. Yoga, stretches, tai chi, are just some examples of this. Aim for 30 mins a day, below is a great link. But again, exercise caution if you are a beginner.
- Aerobic exercise, to help you shift those stubborn kilos. Water aerobics can be a wonderful substitute if you have to manage pain. Walking is great but make sure you have the right shoes. This increases circulation and blood to the area, nourishing the joints.
- Strengthening exercises such as resistance bands help to build and strengthen the muscles around the joints. Strengthen your core, but again make sure you do this under the supervision and guidance of professionals, some exercises can exacerbate back pain and you risk injuring yourself again.
- Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are naturally found in connective tissues in the human body, such as those covering the ends of bones in the joints.
- Magnesium, can be used to promote an alkaline pH. As a result, significant improvements in health may be noted.
- Omega-3 fatty acids are wonderful alternatives to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Acupuncture, Chiropractic Medicine, Osteopathy, and Massage are all beneficial to helping with recovery and managing chronic back pain. The trick is to find the one or combination of a few that works for you.
Finally, how you sleep also plays a role, follow the link to find the best position for you A Better Nights Sleep
This is just a few things you can do to make a big difference to your recovery. Remember to take it slow and easy. Find a good support team to guide you through. Be patient and you will build strong foundations which will alleviate pain and promote healing.
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