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More Natural Ways to Cure Chronic Back Pain

4) Stop Smoking
It is rarely discussed but smoking actually impacts your back. Inhaling nicotine prevents nutrient rich blood from getting to your spine. Smoking also damages your vascular system which includes areas between spinal discs. There have also been studies that show smoking is inhibits spinal fusion surgery. Smokers will have less success obtaining a solid spinal fusion and continue to experience post-surgical pain. No matter how severe, smoking heightens back pain.

Stop Smoking

5) Buy a Firm Mattress

Soft mattresses often lack the support you need to alleviate back pain while you sleep. This can reinforce poor sleeping posture leaving you feeling stiff and in pain upon awaking from sleep. Firm mattresses allow the spine to properly and rejuvenate at night which is critical for your back. Take time to properly research and purchase a mattress. Considering we spend about a third of our lives in bed it is a critical decision for your health.

6) Posture

Whether you work indoors or outdoors, proper posture goes a long way in preventing and curing lower back pain. If you have a sedentary job make sure you are not slumped over the computer. Use a pillow to prop you up so you are sitting straight up. If you work outside make you lift with your legs, not with your back. Simple changes in your daily routine can be difficult but you will thank yourself later.

These cures for lower back pain work and should be explored by everyone. It is easy to run to a doctor to get pills but the true cure to your pain lies in the practices listed above.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.