I don’t even need to tell you that back pain is one of the most common afflictions of a modern man (I did tell you that, didn’t I), and that it can get so severe and debilitating, it will often interfere with our daily activities.
I am a big believer in prevention, though, and I believe that proper lumbar support can save your back. Of course, if you are already suffering from back pain, by making use of the various back support products, you can relieve the pain and get your life back, inch by inch.
Common Causes Of Back Pain
There are literally 1000`s of potential causes of your back pain, so we will not go in-depth, but I feel obligated to mention a few.
Before I start, I want to apologize to the ladies (soon you will know why). Ladies, you are not equal to men, at least when it comes to back pain. All those years of fighting the dreaded high heels, heavy bags of all sorts and, sometimes, large chest, can take their toll on your back and spine. I know that I can`t just tell you to stop wearing high heels, bags and get a breast reduction surgery (I certainly won`t advise you that last one 🙂 ), but try to pick your clothing and shoes with your back in mind.
Another common cause of back pain is, believe it or not, stress. When you are under a lot of stress, your body releases some hormones which will cause your muscles to spasm and cause pain.
Other common causes are:
- Lack of exercise
- Improper furniture
- Bad posture etc.
Lumbar Support Pillow
Support pillows will help your back attain proper alignment. Depending on your needs, you can choose pillows in various shapes and sizes, but I would advise you to consult the experts before you decide to purchase anything. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
Support When Using (Office) Chair
If you have any sort of mentally demanding job, you MUST choose proper lumbar support for your (office) chair. Now, why do I say “mentally demanding?” It is simple really, when you get deeply involved in any sort of project, you even forget where you are sitting, not to mention how.
And what happens at the end of your work day? You get up off your chair and immediately feel severe pain radiating from your lower back in all directions. If you make this a habit, it can really hurt your back. This is why you need to get a proper support for your chair, and pay more attention to your posture when you are in the office.
Back Support For Car
Even if you are not a professional driver, you still need to take good care of your posture and backsupport when you are driving your car.
But, before we get to the issue of back support, we need to talk a bit more about the proper seating position. Make sure you are not slump, keep your back straight and your chin up; this will require a bit of seat maneuvering but this is absolutely crucial, if you want to avoid back pain and stiffness.
Watch this short video to learn more about the proper back position when driving your car: