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With all of the wear and tear the spine endures, it’s no wonder most people will experience some form of back pain in their lives. Anyone who has ever suffered with an achy back knows it’s no joke. Lower back pain goes far beyond physical symptoms. If it’s serious and persistent, it interferes with every aspect of your life and can damage your emotional health.
The spine and back muscles have the big job of stabilizing the body. Over time, this can cause overuse of the muscles, joints and ligaments. Sometimes, relentless pressure on the lower back can result in a ruptured disc. When the disc is damaged, it can place pressure on the nerve root in the back and cause excruciating pain.
How can back pain be emotionally dangerous?
When back pain is severe, you have to rely on others to help you meet your basic needs. Simple tasks such as lacing your shoes, walking to the bathroom and getting in and out of bed are almost impossible. If you can’t even bend down to fix your shoe, there is no way you’re going to be able to toss a ball with your kids or grandchildren, or play a round of golf with your buds.
As much as your boss may sympathize with you about your achy back, his bottom line depends on your ability to perform your job duties. When your back hurts, sitting at your desk working on your computer can prove challenging. Instead of being productive, you’ll be focusing on the pain. This can cause decreased productivity and ultimately lead to job loss.
Anxiety and Depression
The limitations back pain places on your life can cause extreme anxiety and depression. You may begin to think you’re destined to spend the rest of your life strapped to a rocking chair. This type of mindset clouds reality and makes your situation seem worse than it actually is. On top of this, being in pain all the time causes stress. When you’re stressed out, your muscles tense up and back pain worsens.
Using methods such as massage, warm and cold compresses, gentle stretching exercises, over the counter (OTC) safe natural pain relief and OTC pain relief boosters will help you manage back pain so you can live your life the way it was intended.
Applying pain relief to the back can be difficult. BLUESPRING's Capsicum Roll-on Booster comes in an extended 5 inch bottle to make reaching around to the lower back or neck easier. Featuring the warming power of capsicum, this easy to apply booster can be used alone or in conjunction with Super Blue Stuff OTC pain relief cream. The roll-on applicator provides massaging relief plus keeps the product off your hands for no mess application.