6 Tips for Dealing with a Sore Back

There are few things worse than dealing with a sore back. Whether you pulled your back shoveling after the last snow storm or if your back is always sore because you do a lot of heavy lifting at work, these tips will help ease the pain, so you can be more productive during the day and sleep better at night.

  1. Foam Bed Wedges – If you are like many others, the real discomfort comes when you lie down to go to sleep. It is nearly impossible to get comfortable, so you barely get any rest.  Foam bed wedges make a huge difference. They feature an inclined design, which promotes proper alignment and better circulation. Since foam bed wedges are portable, you can take them to the couch to use while you are watching TV, and even pack them to take on vacation.

  1. Electrotherapy Pain Relief Device – These products use Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation to relieve pain. You simply apply the reusable pads to the sore area, and turn the device on for about 15 minutes.

  1. Lumbar Back Brace – If you are susceptible to back pain, you should definitely wear some type of lumbar back brace while lifting, shoveling, mowing the lawn, or doing any other activity that can cause you discomfort.

  1. Acupressure Mat – An average mat has about 6,210 acupressure points. You are supposed to lie on it for 20 minutes a day. You can’t wait until you are pain to use one of these mats though. This is more of a preventative option. It promotes the release of endorphins in your body and it improves circulation. It can even be used for headaches.

  1. Body Back Buddy – This unusual looking contraption can be used all over the body to relieve aches and pains. It works by applying pressure to specific trigger points. It is great for getting knots out. If you use this during the day and sleep with a foam wedge pillow at night, you might feel like a new person.

  1. Back Bubble – If money is no concern, you may be interested in a Back Bubble Spinal Decompression Pain Relief Device. These expensive but effective tools inflate and are usually suspended in a doorway or overhead beam. Your body gets encircled by the Back Bubble, and it uses gravity to put you in a semi-suspended position, thereby providing a feeling of weightlessness.