Lower Back Pain That Refused To Budge

By: lynter
My lower back pain problem began three years back. It began with a slight uneasiness which erupted when I sat for long duration of time. I am unquestionably in the risk group that requires lower back pain treatment courtesy my weight and inactive lifestyle.

To add misery to my sorrows, I worked all day at the desk. My inner voice nagged that something was going very wrong. But I tried to ignore the warning sign until it was too late and back pain treatment became imperative for me.

To begin with, I acquired a mattress and started doing some basic exercises that I found online. I suppose that helped ease the pain a bit, as the mattress bore my back a little better and the exercises gave me some brief respite. The hitch is that I never had a disciplined regime in doing my exercises to make it a successful treatment, and so it was one find day that matters became worse.

Worse as in, my back gave way and I was laid up in bed for three straight days and incapable of going to office for three further days. After that I went to the chiropractor who helped me straighten out. But this gave me temporary reprieve. I was again plagued by the agonizing pain irrespective of the innumerable lower back pain treatments that I took.

In the end, I thought-enough is enough and resolved to do something about the lower back pain. I realized that the only effective treatment is a healthy lifestyle. I reminded myself of my uncle who was drastically overweight. He was weighed down by awful and constant health problems that refused to leave him, till the day he died. In particular, I did not want to end up like him.

So I raised my determination levels and started jogging. Initially it was very tough. I was barely able to run around a block. I used to pant and wheeze and had an aching body for days. But I never stopped and began to increase the distance to half a mile without a stop. I had never done it before. I developed a sprained ankle and a knee injury. But my lower back pain subsided.

Now I have decided that once the knee cap which the doctor had put, settles, I will pursue a new exercise routine for my lower back pain. I am going to try water aerobics. It looks safer than jogging on my knees. I am sure it would keep me fit and ward away my lower back pain forever.

Summary:

Anybody who is a couch potato and overweight is likely to suffer from a lower back pain. A visit to the chiropractor helps somewhat. However, unless you follow a strict exercise routine like jogging or water aerobics, and try to lead a healthy lifestyle, you will not be able to get rid of your lower back pain.
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