The pain eventually went away, although it would come back with a vengeance now and then. In the recent months, however, I think I have found the perfect solution(s) to my chronic battle with back pain.
- Comfy chairs: bean bag chairs from SoothingBeanBags.com. It doesn't have to be those chairs (in fact, if you do not sit properly for long periods of time, it may very well be counterproductive). The idea is to make sure you have a comfortable seat and that you support your back.
- Yogilates. Believe it or not, I have started to do some "real" exercise. I have always had my doubts about this kind of activity, but only after several sessions of this yoga-pilates exercise, I am in love! The sessions are slow but intense. Definitely NOT easy, but the way it makes you feel afterward is worth it. Add to that the fact that it does seem to be helping my back! (More posts on yogilates in the future.)
- Weight loss. There's those two words again. All I can say now is that excess weight really does make me more prone to back ache.
If you are/have been suffering from back pain, you might want to take a look at these three things. I am not sure I will not have the occasional issue, but I think that the days of incessant pain are over!
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