Back pain may have more possible causes than any other ailment. The reason your back is so susceptible to pain is that there are more than 20 separate vertebrae that can be injured at any time. You can actually have pain across your entire back spanning from the top to the bottom. In this article, you’ll learn some tips and strategies on how to deal with your back pain in ways that may give you comfort from what you are currently experiencing.

It’s interesting to note that one of the prime causes of backaches is sitting in one position for a long period of time. Simply sitting, in whatever kind of chair or seat, is the culprit here. The chair can be comfortable, or uncomfortable, and that doesn’t seem to make a difference. The pressure seating exerts on your back is a lot more than the pressure when you are up and about. This explains why so many people who work in offices suffer from back pain. Some people, following the example of author Philip Roth, place their computers on a high surface such as a lectern or counter-top and work there Many companies now offer their employees desks that can be used either standing or sitting. An added bonus to this approach is that modern research shows that your overall health is better if you spend less time sitting. An alternative approach, if standing up all day to do your work isn’t an attractive option, is to get up and move around every 30 minutes or so. Something simple, such as standing up and stretching, or going for a five-minute walk, can make a big difference in the pressure your back is subjected to by sitting too long.

You can be subject to back pain – especially in your lower back – if your mattress is worn out and doesn’t support you correctly. If your mattress is no longer able to support your back properly, your spine gets out of alignment and you can end up with lower back pain. The ideal mattress isn’t the same for everyone, but a cheap or worn out mattress isn’t likely to be suitable for anyone. If you wake up with back pain every morning, you may want to consider buying a new mattress. Once you’ve figured out your mattress, check to see if you are sleeping with too many pillows. This, also, can stress your back. Keeping your head propped up with a stack of pillows takes it out of alignment with your spine. As a result, you may develop back pain.

Back pain can also occur if you have a lot of stress. Muscles will become tight or rigid if you are stressed and tense. It may develop in a number of different ways. It could be in the form of a stomach ache or a stiff neck. It just depends on the person. It’s best to learn to release stress so it doesn’t cause any physical symptoms. Stress also causes cortisol to build up in your body; this is a hormone that can cause inflammation in various parts of the body. To prevent stress from reaching these levels, you need to acknowledge that you are experiencing the stress that you feel. Even if your back pain was caused by something else, stress can make it worse and make it take longer to heal, so it’s worthwhile to find ways to reduce stress in your life. Spinal strain, which leads to back pain, can manifest for different reasons, sometimes for reasons we do not know. Injuries like this can be caused by doing exercises improperly, or moving things that are too heavy to lift. If you’re in doubt about why you have back pain, it’s always best to get your doctor’s advice. Then, once you know what is wrong, and how to fix it, follow the directions your doctor gives you to make everything better.