I first recall having back pains in October of
2004. On the outset it was nothing more than a minor irritant after having
sat for too long. It is now become much more than that. I am definitely in
one of the risk groups for needing lower back pain treatment. My problem is
pretty much brought on by my own doing. I am only and I do not exercise
nearly as much as I should. Add to this the fact that I work at a desk all
day, and you have a recipe for disaster. Intellectually, I probably knew
this, but it was easy to ignore the risk signs until it was too late and I
needed to get lower back pain treatment myself.
In the beginning I thought I could tackle the problem stretching
thoroughly and sleeping on a firm mattress. It actually does help alleviate
the pain as the mattress supported my back a little better, and I'm sure
that the stretching exercises that I did helped out.
But once again the fault lies with
myself because I was never disciplined enough to stick with my exercise
regimen in order for it to be effective as a lower back pain treatment. So,
you can probably guess what happened next, the back pain just became worse
And worse when, one day, I finally did it.
I completely threw out my back and couldn't move for four days. It was
awful. I went to a chiropractor after that, and he straightened me out, but
no matter how many lower back pain treatments I received, I still was
plagued with pain on a regular basis.
I finally reached the breaking point where I had to do something. I
decided that the best lower back pain treatment I could provide myself would
be to live a much more healthy lifestyle. I had an uncle who was severely
overweight, and was plagued by horrible, persistent health problems which
lasted until the day he died. I did not want to suffer the same fate whether
it be my heart or my back.
The first thing I did was take up jogging. As you can imagine it was a
struggle just to get around the block. I would puff and wheeze, and be sore
for days. But I didn't give up, and soon I could jog for half a mile without
stopping. I know that may not sound like much but for me it was quite an
But wouldn't you know it, I then sprained my ankle and experienced pain
in my knees, but by that point, my lower back pain treatment had been a
complete success. It was a pretty fair trade-off altogether. Once the new
knee cap that they had to install settles, I am going to begin a routine of
water aerobics as my new lower back pain treatment. Take it all the pressure
off my joints is the ticket. It's time to get wet.