Want to know the reason behind your frequent back pain which has not let you to be content for months? It is not very difficult to nail down the causes of that. It is because of some habits you have adopted.
Here are few of the things that cause back pain.
Your diet is not appropriate
You eat dirty. Your inappropriate diet causes inflammation which can result into lower back pain. Foods high in fat and sugar trigger inflammation throughout the body, including the lower back. Avoid foods containing high sugar and caffeine.
A recent Northwestern University study found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain. “[Smoking] affects the way the brain responds to back pain and seems to make individuals less resilient to an episode of pain,” the researchers said in a news release. Smokers who quit their nicotine habit during the study period experienced a decrease in chronic pain.
You wear high heels
Your stylish shoe collection may be a cause of your back pain. Experts say that high heels throw you off center of gravity. Heels make you lean forward to walk, put extra pressure on the feet, and cause you to not fully extend the calf. This puts more strain and stress on the lower back, which can cause pain.
You stress out frequently
Stress is responsible for back pain. Mental distress manifests itself physiologically. Common areas for stress-triggered back pain include the neck and shoulder region and lower back. Try relaxation techniques like deep breathing (inhale slowly for a count of four, hold the breath for a count of four, exhale for a count of four), a walk, or yoga.
You are dehydrated
The bones of your spine have discs between them, each partly made up of a jelly-like substance that is 90 percent water. Your body needs a steady stream of fluid coming in to help keep that cushioning intact, according to the Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health. When your body lacks hydration, those discs become flatter and less cushiony, which can lead to pain.
Source: news tribe