Solutions for Back Pain at Home
Guest Blog by Arya Mullen
Back pain can start for many different reasons, from pregnancy and improper sleeping positions to extra weight and sports injuries.
Most doctors believe that reducing the stress on your spine and vertebrae should relieve the discomfort of back pain and increase your mobility.
Moreover, raising your feet and keeping them to the same level as your heart or a little above it should also alleviate lower back pains.
All these positions can be achieved using a recliner for back pain, and even though there are many treatments available for this type of ache, most doctors recommend recliners as an integral part of home care.
Finding the perfect position
Regardless of the reason why you experience back pain, tight muscles around the spine are the main cause of such aches; therefore, taking some weight off your back can bring significant improvements.
Recliners come in a large variety of types, shapes, sizes and features, but they all offer the advantage of resting your spine by reclining or lying down.
When sitting up straight your back muscles get contracted and that is why a reclining position will bring immediate comfort. Moreover, having something to support your back is also helpful for many types of pain.
Keeping your feet elevated can improve blood circulation, thus making your heart work less, which is good for other medical conditions as well, including inflammation and varicose veins.
Try A Different Type Of Chair
Recliners allow you to find the perfect position, from upright to fully reclined, depending on the type of pain you experience. For example, women often experience lower back pain during pregnancy and this prevents them from sleeping on their back, but these chairs have a capacity for multiple reclining angles which helps women recline their back and keep their legs elevated.
Semi-reclined positions are also ideal for people who can’t sleep properly because of sleep apnea or other breathing difficulties; finding the right sleeping position can also prevent snoring.
Most recliners can also alleviate pains after different types of surgery, but you should always ask your doctor before using one.
Most types of back pains such as spasm, lower back pain or tighten muscles can be easily alleviated with the help of recliners with massage features; the combination of heat and massage is ideal for comforting the muscles, but if you suffer from back injuries, this feature may not be suitable for you.
Not only reclining chairs can help support your back and ease pain; reclining sofas are also a popular choice for people who want to feel comfortable at all times.
Reclining sofas can be made of fabric or leather, and can be firmer or softer, depending on your personal preferences, but no matter if you choose a reclining sofa or a chair, you should look for the multiple reclining angle feature because that is the most important benefit that any type of recliner can bring to your back.
This feature can help you treat or ease a wide range of back pains including sports injuries, pregnancy related pain, muscle strain and muscle stiffness caused by many hours of standing.
You can also try TENS therapy as another way of addressing your back pain. Tens therapy is a natural process and can help you find relief even with severe back pain.