The majority of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. The normal remedy: take some pain medication and blame the back issues on getting old. Back pain is associated with problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons, or organs in the area. It can be attributed to poor posture, a weak core, strenuous movements, spinal degeneration, a deficiency in calcium, kidney, bladder, or prostate problems, as well as arthritis among other things. There are many ways to treat or prevent back pain. You can take a pill and wait or use natural remedies that can be more effective.
Two of the most effective ways to prevent back pain are exercise and proper diet. The first of which can potentially be the most effective in preventing back injuries. To strengthen your back you need to strengthen your core which is composed of your hamstrings, gluteus muscles, abdominals, erector spinae, as well various other muscles in the hip area and lower back. A significant factor is muscle related back pain is weak abs. Strengthening your abs is a huge step in preventing back pain as it pulls your body forward preventing excessive curvature and improving your posture. Several exercises you would want to incorporate for core strengthening would be the barbell deadlift, squats, back extensions, decline reverse crunch, hanging leg raises, exercise ball crunch, leg curls, and bridges.
Having a diet with key nutrients can also help alleviate and prevent back pain. Calcium, magnesium and vitamin D will aid in bone reformation. DL-Phenylalanine (DLPA) is an amino acid which aids in alleviating pain. Silica or horsetail will improve calcium uptake. Vitamin B12 will aid in calcium absorption and digestion. Zinc with copper will assist in protein synthesis, collagen formation, forming elastin, and can promote a healthy immune system. Multivitamins with vitamin A and beta-carotene can supply your body with needed nutrients maintaining bone and connective tissue health.
Always make sure you consult with your physician before taking any supplements or starting a new workout regimen.