Why Do I Have Back Pain When I’m Standing Up?
Have you seen this one sure sign that someone is having back pain when walking? It’s
probably so common that you don’t pay attention to it. Next time you go to the grocery store notice how many people you see leaning forward on their carts and pushing with their elbows.
While these people may not be in excruciating pain at the time, the fact that they need extra support to walk around the store is a sure indication that there is definitely some work to do. But, what do they have to work on?
This is something to watch out for anytime someone gets an epidural for spinal pain. Steroid injections are generally reserved for the most severe cases of back pain. A person could either be in the limbo state of not being a “good surgical candidate” or, they may actually have a surgery scheduled, but are in so much pain that they cannot wait for the procedure.
In general, epidurals work well. At least that’s what my patients tell me. It’s a procedure that is very targeted and is sometimes painful right afterwards. However, if the doc has got the needle in the right spot.
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Steroid Shots Are A Pretty Common Back Pain Treatment
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This guy was pretty young. Maybe around 22 or 23 years old. He was heavy, but you wouldn’t call him fat. He would probably be described as “stout”. Sort of like Fred Flintstone.
He was coming to see me because he had hurt his back. He was a delivery truck driver and had tried to pull a pallet load of something that was too heavy. Whatever it was escapes me now.
Anyway, he was in the clinic, laying face down on the treatment table. I was prodding his mid back trying to figure out and isolate the point that was giving him most, if not all, of his pain.
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So, how much sitting did you do today? Did you get any physical activity in? (Did you notice that I didn’t say “exercise”?).
I’m sure you know that one of the main themes of this blog is to teach and encourage you to find ways to use exercise and physical activity to manage and even cure your back pain.
But, I’m asking that first question because I recently read something that I thought was pretty startling. I read that “sitting too much can be deadlier than smoking”. True story.
Super Simple Natural Remedies For Your Back Pain
If you’re dealing with back pain there are more than a few natural ways you may find some relief. This blog post will address 3 of them.
- Drinking plenty of clean water
- Increasing blood circulation by gentle exercising.
While it may sound pretty much like common sense, getting enough sleep when you have back pain can be a real challange. There are probably plenty of reasons for this including not being able to find a comfortable sleeping position.