Back pain can cripple life as you know it, rendering everyday activities painful, if not nearly impossible. Luckily for those who have low back pain or other back problems, many people can achieve pain relief just from choosing the right shoes!
Some conditions that can be alleviated or improved from selecting the right shoes include:
- Lower back pain
- Herniated disc
- Chronic back pain
- And other back problems
Your feet have a lot to do with the alignment throughout your body and have a great effect on your posture and your spine. After all, they’re what is holding your entire body up, and a lot is resting on them, so to speak. If you wear shoes that are flat and have no arch support, whether they are tennis shoes, flip flops, heels, or flats, your structure isn’t getting the support it needs. This can cause discomfort and foster back pain. On the other hand, if you know what to look for when picking out your next pair of shoes, you might be able to get relief every time you slip them on!
Everyone’s arches are different, some people have high natural arches, while others have “flat feet” – where there is little to no natural arch. This and other factors can affect the way you walk and your gait, pulling your feet inwards, leaning backward or outwards – any of which can create pain throughout your knees, hips, and back.
That’s why support is one of the most important things you can look for in your new shoes. You want to look for high-quality shoes that will hold up over time and continue providing that support your back needs, “forcing” you to walk in a way that results in good posture and, therefore, less pain. There are many quality brands whose focus is on proper support, and while a lot of them aren’t exactly cheap, it will be up to you to decide if your comfort and lifestyle are worth it. Some notable brands you can start shopping for are: Vionic, Birkenstock, ASICS, Brooks, and Merrell.
Shoes with a half-inch to one-inch heel (like low boots for men or women) can also help alleviate back pain, whereas shoes that are completely flat (no support) and high heels can both cause more pain. If you are having trouble finding shoes that work for your lifestyle and have the support your back needs, you may want to get a pair of orthotic inserts that will provide that support and can be transferred from shoe to shoe.
All-Natural Solutions for Back Pain
Shoes aren’t the only way to get back pain relief. There are all-natural treatments like cellular therapy (using Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal cells) and platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, injections that aim to repair the problem and treat it for good. These forms of regenerative medicine have helped countless patients achieve pain relief in a natural way, without the need for drugs or surgery.
Simply put, both of these therapies harness the incredible healing properties that our bodies have naturally by providing a powerful infusion of concentrated regenerative cells that flood the injured area with what is needed to repair and rebuild. This cellular therapy can drastically speed the healing process, giving your body the resources it needs to heal itself and bring immense relief faster than you thought possible through natural means. You are invited to find out if platelet-rich plasma injections or mesenchymal cell therapy can help you find all-natural pain relief from your chronic or severe back pain by reaching out to our practice.