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29 REASONS TO CHECK BACK PAIN BLOG UK’s POSTS FOR MARCH…

Last month I tried something different for my readers and a did a round up of all my posts at the end of the month. You seemed to love it so I have decided to make it a regular feature at the end of each month.

Posts this month were quite diverse with topics covered from acupuncture to Back Pain Blog UK being told that in celebration of Women’s History Month my blog was inspirational and listed as a blog to read.

I included five of my weekly Sleep Sunday slot which included –

1.Sleep Sunday and World Sleep Day on March 19th, 21

2. It was also National Bed Month for March 2021

3. Causes of Sleep Dysfunction and Chronic Fatigue

4. Sleeping and Nightmares

5. Sleeping Positions and the Best Ones for Chronic Pain

Some Complementary and Alternative Therapies I covered included –

6. Acupuncture Findings confirm that it helps for Lower Back Pain

7. IDD Therapy for the treatment of Back Pain

8. Hypnotherapy for Fibromyalgia, Back Pain and any Type of Chronic Pain

9. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain and Depression

I wrote about some great health tips this month with included –

10. Top Tips for Coping with Hay Fever Naturally which coincided with the warm weather triggering off the very uncomfortable Hay Fever.

11. 5 Tips For Moving House When You Have a Chronic Illness

12. Can Black Tea Help aid Stress

13. Learn How Your Spine Works to Understand What is Bothering You

14. Top Foods & Drinks to Help Alleviate Pain and Inflammation

15. How to Perk Your Brain up Easily

16. Another subject I covered was How to Write to Help with Pain and Mental Wellbeing as I am a true advocate that writing is therapeutic and should be included in a list of treatments for chronic pain.

I do not just write about Fibromyalgia and Back Pain I cover a number of other conditions and health which this month included –

17. It Really Does Matter which included a number of quotes on why health matters.

18. 5 More Ways to Help you Heal the Natural Way

19. Essential For Good Health is Great Oral Health

20. There is Always, Always, Always Something to be Thankful For

21. Check out my post on The Bad Back Company

My posts for March on Back Pain and Fibromyalgia included –

22. The National Fibromyalgia Association Survey on – What are Fibromyalgia Symptoms

23. Sacroiliac Joint Pain – What it is and how it can Be Treated

24. To Better Days with Healthier Joints and Muscles

25. Health Central for lots of Fibromyalgia News & FAQ’s

My reviews this month included –

26. The Batwing Support Pillow to Ease Back and Neck Pain after I changed my usual v cushion for the batwing support pillow which I found really helped with my lower back pain while reading in bed.

27. Get Cosy with Boostology Scented Candles in a Marble Tea Light Candle Holder

I also wrote a couple of posts on Covid-19 –

28. Covid-19 Vaccines and Migraines

29. Can Covid-19 Cause Back Pain?

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SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT SLEEPING POSITIONS AND THE BEST ONES FOR CHRONIC PAIN…

Sleeping in the best position for your health is very important. It can make your complaint much worse and you can wake up feeling drained and in more pain. But what are the best positions to sleep in for conditions like sciatica, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis and much more?

Here are some suggestions I have found on the internet to help you sleep correctly for your condition.

On a previous post I wrote that The Healthy Education Coach talks about how random sleeping positions can take different effects on everyone. Therefore, it can affect our health positively and negatively.

This is why you should know, what is the perfect sleeping position for your health issues. There are sleeping positions that impact numerous aspects such as back pain, sinus problems, high blood pressure.

Their infographic shows how to sleep if you have sinus problems, heartburn, neck pain, shoulder pain, high blood pressure, pms discomfort and pain, headaches, digestive problems or back pain.

To Better Days have written an article specifically on sleeping with rheumatoid arthritis and say you should try to keep your body mobile throughout the day and schedule in your sleep time and get into a routine of going to bed at the same time each night. Stay away from caffeinated drinks and blue screens before bed and allow yourself at least eight hours of sleep each night.

Also, something which I totally agree with is that your bedroom is your sanctuary. I have always gone out of my way to make my bedroom very special and a place I love to go to for an afternoons’ rest and I find this helps me turn off quickly for 40 winks or more. They also talk about making sure you have the right pillow and the right bedding and popping the pain killers or using your patches at the same time before you retire to bed. Your body clock will work much better that way.

The image below shows you the best sleep positions for rheumatoid arthritis.

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ESSENTIAL FOR GOOD HEALTH IS GREAT ORAL HEALTH…

Health Havard wrote recently that not looking after your oral health properly can lead to a number of health problems. You could suffer an infection (an abscess) which could in theory travel to your brain.

You could suffer from gun disease if you do not look after your oral health. People with gum disease are more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimers disease, and pneumonia although, as Health Havard wrote, it is not proven that the gum disease actually causes these conditions.

Maintaining good oral health gets harder as we age and a growing number of adults are keeping their teeth longer so good oral health is essential. Keeping on top of cleaning your teeth at least twice a day with an electric toothbrush and flossing once a day can help to keep decay away. You can even buy an electric toothbrush with an ergonomic handle.

If you suffer from a dry mouth which could be due to your medication (mine is) then you could try a gum with xylitol in it, sugar free of course and cut down on all sweet products and obviously avoid smoking.

According to the UK Tea & Infusion Association they are now saying that a regular intake of flouride is recommended to protect against dental caries and gum disease.

Tea is a natural source of flouride and just one cup can contain 0.3 to 0.5mg. Studies show that the polyphenolic activity of tea may also benefit oral health. 2-3 servings of tea a day contributes to fluoride intakes but levels don’t exceed European safe limits and are not even high enough to reach recommended levels.

This suggests that a higher tea consumption of 4-5 cups daily would be better for our dental health. Among higher consumers of tea (up to 5 cups daily) fluoride intakes meet recommended levels and are still below safe limits. In children aged 4-10 years an appropriate intake would be 1-2 servings and in older children up to 4 servings daily could be consumed while remaining within limits for fluoride and caffeine.

The UK Tea & Infusions Association have set up a Tea Advisory Panel to provide the media with impartial information regarding the health benefits of tea.