THIS MAY BE THE HIDDEN CAUSE BEHIND THAT PAIN IN THE LOWER BACK YOU HAVE!
There are numerous reasons that may cause pain in the lower back. But, there is one reason that most of you wouldn’t even think of. Read on and find out what it is about.
Medical experts explain that there is one condition that may cause pain in the lower back and majority people actually don’t even suspect that it is the reason for the unbearable pain. Pilonidal cysts is condition that appears on the lower back, near the buttocks. As doctors explain, that is some type of grain which is caused by the accumulation of dead skin and buried hair. Namely, the latter causes a small inflammation and promotes the formation of an anthrax or cyst.
Statistically, men at the age between 16 and 25 years are at higher risk.
The most common symptoms are lower spine pain, fever, inflammation and redness.
In case you are suffering from this medical issue, our recommendation is to try some of the following remedies. The natural ingredients presented below will help you to eliminate this issue without the need of taking expensive drugs or medical surgeries.
How to get rid of pain in the lower back caused by cysts:
Garlic and Epsom Salt
Due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, garlic is extremely efficient remedy. For this remedy, you should pour 2 cups of Epson salt into your bathtub and add hot water and garlic. After that, submerge the affected area for half an hour. Repeat this procedure two times a day and very soon your problem will be solved.
Aloe Vera is plant that is particularly useful for improving of your overall health. When it comes to elimination of such cyst, you should drink ½ glass of aloe Vera juice once a day. This method gradually and yet successfully will help you to get rid of it.
Hot bath is beneficial for this problem in many ways. Namely, it will gradually eliminate the cyst and in same time will provide you instant relief of the pain. Moreover, warm bath will prevent its reappearance. You can perform this any time you take a bath.
Apple cider vinegar
The ACV possesses many healing properties that efficiently will combat this type of cysts. All you should do is to anoint cotton with apple vinegar and gently rub it on the affected area. Repeat the same process few times a day and very soon the cyst will disappear.
With regular exercising, even with walking, you significantly will reduce the chances of suffering from this condition. Doctors explain that if you already are suffering from pain in the back, exercising will reduce pain and inflammation.
Turmeric is another great natural option that will help you combat such cysts. The procedure is very simple: mix few tablespoons turmeric powder and a little bit water to get a paste. Apply the resulted paste 3 times a day on the affected area.
I’ve recently trained a guy that is complaining about back problems. This person is completely young, muscular and mentally fit.
He is not working on a desk the whole time. He works in a job where he’s required to stand up. He’s even going to the gym frequently for years. What he truly lacks though is awareness of his own body.
What Really Causes Lower Back Pain
There are multiple causes that could lead to your pain. Your back pain could be caused for example by stress, diet, sitting or lack of physical activity to name a few. But the root cause is often simply a faulty proprioception. People are not aware about their position of their back.
Speaking of the guy in the gym, whenever I told him he should keep a straight back he couldn’t do it on his own. I was asking him if his back was straight while doing a certain movement and he told me that he thought it was. But it wasn’t.
This person wasn’t aware of his own body movements. This may sound strange but this phenomena is all too common. I once spoke with a Salsa dancer, that told me that the teachers struggle a lot to teach their students certain dance movements because the students are basically not aware of themselves.
This faulty self awareness can lead to a constant bending of your back, without you even realizing it. This is extremely damaging for your spine in the long-term. especially if you’re training in the gym and lifting a lot of heavy weights with a bended back. You’re damaging your spine over and over again. As said in my previous article, back pain is a cumulative trauma disorder. Back pain develops over time.
I suffered from back pain too. The reason why I’m not suffering from back pain anymore, is definitely partly because of bettering my self awareness.
I realized that every time I’d work out and do the back squats I would go so deep that my lower back would be slightly bended. I would wake up the next day after my training and would feel pain in my spine. I thought this was a normal part of my leg day routine. I was wrong.
Only later did I realize, during my Certification program, that I’m doing that exercise wrong. When a prof came up to me and asked me if I’m feeling any pain in my lower back, I was embarrassed but I had to agree.
How To Check Yourself
The only way to resolve a problem is to first realize that there is a problem. You could tell an alcoholic every day that he should drink less, but if he himself doesn’t realize that he has a problem, your suggestions are worthless.
I recommend people to talk to a certified Fitness Coach whenever they’re trying to minimize their back pain. Simply ask your coach that he should take a look at you while you’re sitting down and standing up from a chair. Also he should take a look at your workout routine. If he realize that your back is bending constantly, he should show you how to keep your back straight the whole time. A bended back is a warning sign and should be resolved immediately.
If you realize that you’re lacking self awareness, don’t beat yourself up over it. Move on. It can be fixed if you work on it.
I didn’t even realize that my lower back was bending at a certain point. I didn’t have enough self awareness to realize that. Few of us have. That is why it’s so crucial to have another person literally watching your back.
The young person that I’ve talked about in the beginning made a very important decision. He signed up to a gym and hired a fitness coach that took a look at his daily movement habits. This is crucial, I’m glad to say that he’s already improving. You could simply ask your spouse or a friend, but remember that the advice will not be as professional.
Are you bending your back while you’re doing daily tasks? Like lifting up a pen? If yes, try to fix them as fast as possible. Once you’ve fixed them and you’ve bettered your self awareness, focus on the other tasks.
What’s Next After Realizing the Problem
We start with fixing our self awareness because it’s usually the part that deals the most damage to your spine. It’s also the part that is the hardest one to change. Change your proprioception first and all the other habit changes will be easy. Like getting your diet in order, stop sitting, start stretching and exercising properly.
10 Secret Reasons for Your Back Pain
You’re stressed out
“Emotional outlook is a big predictor of back pain,” says Todd Sinett, a New York City-based chiropractor and author of 3 Weeks To A Better Back. Mental distress manifests itself physiologically, says Sinett. “If you’re uptight for a long period of time, that muscle tension can lead to aches and spasms,” he says. Common areas for stress-triggered back pain include the neck and shoulder region and lower back. Try relaxation techniques like deep breathing (inhale slowly for a count of four, hold the breath for a count of four, exhale for a count of four), a walk, or yoga. Don’t miss these everyday habits that are seriously damaging your spine.
Your heels are too high
Your fashionable shoe collection might be bothering your back. “High heels throw off your center of gravity,” says William Suggs, a certified personal trainer and licensed sports nutritionist in New York City. Heels make you lean forward to walk, put extra pressure on the feet, and cause you to not fully extend the calf. This puts more strain and stress on the lower back, which can cause pain, he says. “If you must wear heels for work, invest in a nice pair of walking shoes for the commute and change at the office,” says Suggs. This is what you need to do if you wake up with morning back pain.
Your diet is “dirty”
A 2014 study in the Asian Spine Journal found that about 31 percent of women and 25 percent of men who suffered from back pain also had gastrointestinal complaints, such as abdominal pain or food intolerance. The link between nutrition and back pain is all about inflammation; foods high in fat and sugar trigger inflammation throughout the body, including the lower back. When Sinett’s father injured his back, he saw an improvement in back pain symptoms when he cut back on sugar and caffeine. Aim for “clean” whole foods instead of processed ones whenever possible. “Always have a protein like lean meat or beans, a good whole grain like brown rice, and vegetables,” Suggs says. Here are exercises that could relieve back pain.
Your pants are too tight
Skinny jeans could be doing a number on your back. Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, MD, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine told Shape.com that too-tight outfits constrict the body, which limits your range of motion and can strain your back, neck, and shoulders. The biggest fashion culprits? Skinny jeans and pencil skirts. For clothes that are snug but not skintight, look for fabrics with a bit of stretch to them. Make sure you can easily slip a finger under the waistband.
You sit on your duff all day
“Inactivity is one of the most detrimental things you can do to your body,” says Suggs. “Your muscles get used to being in that seated position, so they tighten up.” To combat sitting-induced muscle stiffness and tightness, stretch your lower posterior muscles (Achilles, calves, hamstrings, and glutes) when you wake up. “When those start to tighten then your lower back starts to feel the brunt of the pain,” says Suggs. He also suggests a quick stretch midday and before bed. “It’s also a good idea to get up and walk around a few times throughout the day, and to make sure your back is supported and not slouched when you are seated, says Suggs. Check out the reasons why your back pain could actually be a warning sign of sciatica.
You still smoke
A recent Northwestern University study found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain. “[Smoking] affects the way the brain responds to back pain and seems to make individuals less resilient to an episode of pain,” the researchers said in a news release. Smokers who quit their nicotine habit during the study period experienced a decrease in chronic pain. Previous studies found that smoking may damage tissue in the lower back by slowing down circulation, which reduces the flow of nutrients to back muscles. Here are the surprising reasons your lower back pain treatment isn’t working.
You’ve been skipping ab workouts
A strong core could combat an achy back. “If your abs are weak, your lower back has to work harder, which can lead to back pain,” says Suggs. Try plank, superman, or bird dog exercises, which engage your erector spinae, the muscle that keeps your spine erect and helps maintain correct posture, he says. Pay attention to your midsection throughout the day. “Your core should never be relaxed, whether you’re sitting or walking; that’s when you put yourself at risk for developing pain,” says Suggs. These are the secrets about pain every doctor wants you to know.
The bones of your spine have discs between them, each partly made up of a jelly-like substance that is 90 percent water. Your body needs a steady stream of fluid coming in to help keep that cushioning intact, according to the Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health. When your body lacks hydration, those discs become flatter and less cushiony, which can lead to pain. A good way to know if you’re drinking enough to water is to look in the toilet. Your urine should be clear or light yellow; if it’s dark yellow, grab some H20.
Your hips are uneven
Many people have no idea that their hips are uneven, which means one side of your pelvis is slightly higher than the other, says Suggs. The imbalance can cause lower back pain in your day-to-day life, and often becomes especially apparent while you work out. “It affects how your body responds to certain moves and will be different for everyone,” he says. For example, if your left hip is higher and you do a lunge on the left side, you may feel that hip muscle pull tighter. If you notice persistent back pain during a workout, Suggs suggests seeing your doctor before trying to cure yourself. “Your doctor can evaluate your whole body and detect potential imbalances,” he says. These are the signs of back pain that may be more damaging to your health than you think.