Understanding Lower Back Pain in Hawaii with Cloudwell Health



Written by Dr. Neel Chauhan, M.D. 

Aloha, friends! I’m Dr. Neel Chauhan, co-founder of Cloudwell Health. Today, we’re diving into a topic we often overlook but almost all of us face at some point: lower back pain.

In our day-to-day activities, whether it’s enjoying the occasional weekend hike or just spending a day out with family, our backs can experience wear and tear. Let’s discover why our backs might be signaling distress and how we can address it.

Unraveling the Mystery of Lower Back Pain

A pinch after lifting something heavy or a persistent ache could be your body’s way of saying it needs attention. Let’s understand the possible causes:

Physical Activity

Simple tasks, or more strenuous activities like hikes, can sometimes lead to muscle strains.

Stress & Lifestyle

Balancing work and leisure, especially in dynamic environments like Hawaii, requires mindfulness. Stress can often manifest as physical pain.

Health Conditions

Common issues like arthritis or kidney infections could be at play. It’s always wise to consult with a health expert.

Your Roadmap to Relief

Your back is essential and understanding its needs is crucial. Here’s how you can navigate your way to comfort:

Understanding and Awareness

Know your body and lifestyle. Balance is key.

Stay Active

Engage in activities that keep you moving without straining your back. Think walks in the park or light exercises.

Heat and Cold Therapy

Both can offer relief, depending on the nature and age of your injury.

Recommended Exercises

Support your back with these exercises:

Cat/Camel Stretch

A versatile exercise to loosen the back muscles.

Press Ups

Gradually improve your back’s strength and flexibility.

Bridge Exercise

Great for your lower back and glutes.

Connect with Cloudwell Health

If back pain is becoming an obstacle, don’t hesitate to reach out. At Cloudwell Health, we prioritize your well-being, ensuring tailored care for your unique needs.