All these months, we have been working from home day and night. Many of us have been using our laptops for work, sitting on our bed, sofa, or bean bag, not paying attention to our posture. So many of us are now suffering from back pain.
While on some days it is bearable, on many others, we just feel like leaving work and laying back. We are all getting second thoughts on visiting the doctor during this coronavirus pandemic. However, there are home remedies that can help you treat back pain at home. First, let's take you through the most common reasons behind back pain other than sitting in the wrong posture.
- Standing for a long period
- Pushing/pulling something heavy
- Bending awkwardly for a long period
- Long driving sessions
- Straining the neck forward when working
- Sleeping on a bad mattress
Use A Heat Patch
Using heat therapy is one of the best ways to get relief from back pain. You can use a heat patch or hot water bottle for a few minutes to get relief from back pain. Make sure you don't use them for a long period as it can lead to skin damage.
Indulge In Some Physical Activity
Do you keep sitting and working all day long? Excessive sitting can be harmful to your back. Make sure you go for a walk or do some household chores in between. This will keep your body moving and help prevent back pain. You can also indulge in activities like Yoga or cycling.
Hot Oil Massage
An easy way to get relief from back pain is by using mustard oil. Get your back massaged with this oil an hour before taking a shower. Make sure you take a shower with hot water for relief.
Haldi doodh or turmeric milk is one of the best drinks you can have when you have backache. A glass of warm turmeric milk can help you get rid of back pain. You should have it before going to sleep.
Bath With Eucalyptus Oil
In a bucket of lukewarm water, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Take a bath with this water as it helps in relieving back pain. This also helps in providing relief from stress.
After a long day at work, make sure you stretch your body well. This helps you in relief from back pain. Stretch your arms upwards and slowly bring them down, touch your feet. Open your hands sideways and twist your back. All these stretching moves can help you feel better.
Not sleeping well and sitting or moving around all the time can be another reason behind your back pain. Follow a sleep schedule. Stop using your laptop/watching TV an hour before going to bed to get good quality sleep. If you have severe back pain, use an orthopedic mattress for better sleep.
Make sure that you don't overwork yourself by sitting or standing in one place for a long time. You should keep giving yourself a break so that the muscles can relax.
Also, while doing any work, be it using your computer or washing utensils, ensure that you keep your posture right. Have a poor, unsupported posture for long can lead to severe back pain. For more such stories, stay tuned!