Today, 8 out of 10 of us will have back pain at some point in our lives. However, myths about back pain are still very common. So below we clear your doubts about these.
Myth: Always sit straight
Sitting too straight and immobile for long periods can also tightly strain your back muscles. Although we spend a lot of time sitting in the office, you should take breaks several times a day. For example, try to stand while you are reading or talking on the phone.
Myth: Don’t lift heavy things
The problem is not how much you lift, but how you do it. What you should do is approach the object, squat close to it, with a straight back and an upright head. When lifting it, use your legs to lift the load and your arms to hold it near your waist. Remember not to twist or bend your body, since you can hurt your back. (Of course, you should not carry anything that is too heavy for you.)
Myth: bed rest is the best cure
Although resting can help with a recent injury that causes back pain. However, spending a day or two in bed can make it worse.
Myth: More weight, more pain
Back pain is more common among people who have overweight because the extra kilos act as an overload for the spine since the abdominals are a kind of belt that supports the back and when they are out of form do not act as such.
Myth: Exercise is bad when you have back pain
It has been proven that regular exercise prevents and helps back pain. Even doctors recommend exercise to people who recently hurt their lower back. Usually, they will begin with gentle movements and gradually increase the intensity. Once the immediate pain goes away, an exercise routine can help keep you from coming back.
Myth: firmer mattresses are better
In a study in Spain, people with back pain who slept on a medium-firm mattress suffered less and were able to move better than those who slept on a firm mattress. However, you should choose a mattress according to your sleeping habits and the cause of your back pain.
The fact of the cause of back pain:
The main cause in most back ailments is located in the spasms of the deep muscles near the spine, which massagers and chiropractors cannot reach with their fingers.
Therefore, specialists and therapists recommend using simple devices as Cordus and Sacrus at home, which eliminate tension and spasms in the deep back muscles to give quick relief and correct back pain such as sciatica, lumbar, cervical, herniated disc, scoliosis, among other conditions.