If you’re living with inflammatory back pain (IBP), making some changes to your lifestyle could really ease some of your daily discomfort. These small adjustments can help to relieve some of the frustrations that you experience. Although some advice may relate to short- or long-term mechanical back pain, this section of the website is primarily designed to help people with inflammatory back pain.
Sleeping, driving and shopping are just a few of the daily activities that we typically take for granted. If you have inflammatory back pain, you can minimise the disruption to your everyday life in the following ways:
Work is a common place for your back pain to give you problems. Here are a few things to consider in order to reduce problems at work:
Sitting at a desk for most of the day can cause stiffness and pain in the back. Generally, it is a good idea to get up, walk around and stretch regularly, as it can relieve some aches and discomfort during the day. Standing at any time you can – for example, when you’re on the phone – may be helpful as well.
Although not a cure, conditions associated with certain inflammatory conditions may get better with regular exercise. Some types of exercise may be better for you than others. It is therefore advisable to discuss with your doctor what the most appropriate type of exercise is for your condition.
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Trips can require a bit of planning and if you have inflammatory back pain, you may need to make some adaptations. Here are a few things to consider in an effort to make your journey a smooth and enjoyable one:
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There are different types of back pain and it’s important to find out which type of pain you have as early as possible, so it can be managed appropriately. If you have had back pain for more than 3 months, you should complete our short Symptom Checker to help you and your doctor understand if your back pain is more likely to be inflammatory.