Just like the majority of people in the USA, I have suffered from back pain at different points in my life. From a sprain to a spasm, to even a compressed disk. I work at a desk and have found that manual labor may be harder on your body, but it seems that sitting at a desk all day is the worst thing you can do to your back.
This site was created to go over some general information on back pain, as well as document some of the different attempts I have made to cure it.
It seems like the best thing for me, is to just realize my back is a weak link on my body, and mind it with every task that I do, to make sure I do not aggravate it further. Beyond that, it seems like keeping it used, and not just sitting there have also helped.
I type this out from my “walking desk” which has both seemed to give me energy and get me out of my desk for those 8-12 hours days of sitting still. I still need to stretch more often and do more core exercises, but it is improving, and the quality of my life is getting better.
I hope this site helps you find a little hope, and motivation to know that you are not alone, and that some types of back issues can be reversed. The comments are open on the site, and I do read them. So leave your thoughts, ideas and issues you have run into.
Also please keep in mind that not everyone is the same and what helps one person may severely injure another. Please go to your doctor and get their advice before trying to “self medicate” and fix your issues on your own. Here is our disclaimer. Please read it.
Thank you for stopping by.