Truth #7: Core exercises can provide you with some relief
It may be challenging to be physically active when you’re experiencing back pain, but working out can help in the long run. Check out these recommended exercises from UC San Diego Health:
Truth #8: It’s important to maintain a healthy weight
While maintaining a healthy weight can’t prevent back pain, it can certainly lower your risk. When you’re overweight, that weight can put added stress on your back and spine. Regular exercise and eating a nutrient dense, whole food plant-based diet can help you to maintain a healthy weight.
Truth #9: You may need to consider steroid injections for chronic back pain
If you’re experiencing chronic back pain, talk to your health care team about steroid injections. This outpatient procedure is interventional and is performed on patients with chronic back pain. Patients feel results in about five days.
Learn more about this procedure here:
Truth #10: You can take your first step toward back pain relief today
Yes, it may be overwhelming. And yes, you may go through several treatment plans, several workout routines, several medications and several frustrations as you find the best ways to treat your back pain. But there are a plethora of tools and resources at your fingertips as well as lifestyle changes you begin making today to help get you on the path to a pain-free life. What step will you take today?
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This post was updated in January 2019 with new information and resources.