As a Physiotherapist I see hundreds of people with lower back problems. Many present with a long history of niggling aches and stiffness in the morning. The reason for their back pain in their mind is tiredness and overwork. They are most likely right. The management of this mild inconvenience is neglected, because it has not interferred with their daily lives yet. Over time the stiffness in the morning increases and takes longer to releave. A person may well take a drug for relief. Again this works for a period of time too.
Although the smells form these oils or patches can be strong at first, it also can help you relax. So lease ignore the smell and look to treat your injury. Be warned not to apply these oils on sensitive skin areas because it can cause some serious pain. If you do accidentally get it on, place affected area under a cold tap and wash.
Tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol destroy vitamins and minerals. Often people can cut back even if they can’t stop altogether. Try to consume no more than 1 or 2 drinks of alcohol daily and no more than 9 drinks per week. Limit your caffeine intake (including tea and some cola drinks) to less than 4 cups daily.
In the physiotherapy department I was finding it hard so I worked even harder to get the exercises done. I had to balance on a ball shaped device between two bars. I took my hands off the two rail bars as much as I could but not fall. On the specialized biycyle I would go longer than asked and also I would pedal faster than the nurse asked me to do. She told me not to overdo it. After about 2weeks they came and told me I did not need to have a nurse or someone else with me when I walked with walker. After that time whenever I was not in the physiotherapy I would go and walk around the hospital. I noticed that I was getting stronger and stronger. I started to work on Jig Saw puzzles and did Sudoku puzzles.
Your massage southern suburbs or physician will recommend exercise depending on what has been determined as the underlying cause of the sciatica pain. It may be piriformis syndrome, a herniated disc or spinal stenosis to name a few of the common causes.
When you sleep, your body takes time out to heal itself, physically and mentally. At no other time does your body need to recharge its batteries as desperately as after an injury. Invest in eight hours of deep, rejuvenating sleep a night, until you are fully restored.
“I work out now because it keeps me alive and healthy and more productive. Exercise has become fun and has the added benefit of keeping me goal focused,” says Mercer.