As you get older, you might begin to notice you are already experiencing lower back pain. While that be frustrating - there are a few small lifestyle changes you can begin implementing to help prevent lower back pain, and make your existing pain lesson. Before we get into it, remember that if you have chronic lower back pain, with consistent struggle, you certainly need to see a Wyoming physical therapist
. In the meantime, try some of these tips and tricks:
Fueling Your Body
Fueling your body with the healthiest food you can get is one of the best things you can do to help avoid lower back pain and keep yourself feeling your absolute best. Healthy food not only will help keep aches and pains at bay, but it’ll help fuel you to have a long and healthy life.
Exercise offers more than just helping to maintain a healthy weight and releasing endorphins. Regular exercise can help keep your body healthy, moving, and prevent any aches and pains from holding you back. Staying active physically will also help improve the strength and flexibility of your back as a whole - something that can only help you!
While eating healthy and exercising regularly are healthy habits, you should incorporate other healthy habits into your daily routine. Such as avoiding smoking and cutting down on your alcohol intake. Both smoking and alcohol will do more harm to your body then good, and in some cases you won’t be able to undo the damage these bad habits cause.
Wellness extends beyond physical wellness - you need to take care of your mind and soul as well. The best way to do this is to manage stress and anxiety through regular exercise or meditation, and seeing your doctor if you are unable to manage these things naturally. If you feel overwhelmed, it's important to talk to loved ones or therapists as well - mental wellbeing can have an overwhelming effect on physical wellbeing, remember to take care of yourself in all aspects.
Everyone’s physical therapy regime varies, and it truly is based on your body. If you are interested in starting a yoga regime while completing a physical therapy regime be sure to contact your physical therapist. At North Platte Physical Therapy, we are here to help meet your needs. We serve the communities of Wyoming and Nebraska with 22 clinics offering a full range of physical therapy services. Contact us today for more information.