The most important aspects in the case of chronic back pain are pain medication, movement, and physiotherapy. People who suffer from back pain can do a lot themselves, too, to remain pain-free in the long run.
Physical activities should be embedded regularly into the day to build and strengthen muscles. This is particularly important because a sedentary lifestyle, demanding physical activities, and monotonous movements significantly contribute to the development of chronic back pain in the lumbar region.
In addition to regular exercise, we recommend building small units of activity into everyday life – for example cycling to work, or taking the stairs rather than the elevator.
A change of dietary habits to reduce weight can help in the case of existing overweight in order to exclude another risk factor for back pain.
Stress reduction, a correct sitting posture at work, and back-friendly lifting and carrying are other factors to help prevent back pain effectively.