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Back Pain, Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Lower Back Pain, Nerve Pain, Sciatica Pain

Exercise regularly

Regular exercises can help to prevent nerve pain by strengthening the muscles of the back. Paying special attention to the core muscles in your lower back and abdomen while exercising is essential for improving your posture and spinal alignment. 

 

Exercises can also help by reducing weight and addressing obesity, which is a common risk factor for sciatica. 

 

Maintain proper posture 

 

Maintaining proper posture is vital for preventing excessive strain on the back muscles. It is advisable to choose a seat that provides good lower back support, a swivel base, and armrests. You may consider placing a pillow or even a rolled towel at the curve of the lower back region. 

 

Adopt healthy dietary habits

 

Eating nutritionally dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains could help you avoid obesity and diabetes. The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in foods can support nerve functions, prevent inflammation, reduce oxidative stress, and much more. 

Use of body mechanics

If your job requires you to stand for a very long period, rest one foot on a small box or a stool from time to time. 

 

Similarly, when you have to lift a heavy object, let your legs do the work instead of bending the back excessively. Avoid twisting and lifting simultaneously. Find a partner for lifting in case the object is very heavy.

 

Seek medical advice 

See a doctor and get yourself checked if the symptoms persist or become worse. Inform the doctor if you are using any other medications including natural supplements. 

 

Natural supplements vs modern drugs for nerve pain

 

Natural supplements would provide relief from the symptoms of nerve pain by protecting the nerves against damage and promoting the body’s natural ability to heal them. [15]

 

Herbal remedies can improve your overall wellness in a holistic manner, which is why they are considered superior to painkillers and other modern drugs. 

 

Reference:
15. Lipi Das, Eshani Bhaumik, Utpal Raychaudhuri, and Runu Chakraborty, Role of nutraceuticals in human health, 2011 February, doi: 10.1007/s13197-011-0269-4, PMCID: PMC3550857, PMID: 23572839

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