Do you suffer from lower back pain? While lower back ailments can feel like the worst kind of torture, you can actually experience lasting relief and perhaps healing by making some easy changes to your routines.
Try these easy strategies to reduce your lower back pain:
1. Correct your sitting posture. If you spend endless hours in front of the computer at work or home, it’s very likely that your posture is contributing to your back pain.
After some time sitting at a computer, it’s instinctual to start slouching, craning the neck, or contorting the body in some other way.
the back of your chair is upright and your bottom is pushed towards the very
back of the chair.
attention to your body so the minute it starts to slouch, you can return to an
the computer screen is at eye level so you’re not forced to tilt your head
forward, thereby putting strain on the neck and subsequently the lower back.
· It also helps to get up every so often and move around to get your blood circulating and relieve the stiffness that can come from sitting too long.
Whether you’re a lover of high heels or flats, there are good choices and not-so-good
choices, as your shoes affect your back. You owe it to your lower back - and
your entire body for that matter - to shop for shoes that offer complete
· When shopping for heels, go with a "reasonable" heel height.
high shoes put excessive stress on the arch of the foot, which can easily
affect the lower back.
looking for flats, remember that the sole should have enough cushioning to
prevent your back from the shock that comes when the feet are in too close
contact with hard ground surfaces.
3. Always stretch after a workout. Stretching after a workout - especially a rigorous one - can loosen the muscles and help realign the back so it is less prone to damage.
Support your back in
If you’re in bed for eight hours each night, that’s 1/3 of your life spent in
sleeping posture is probably one of the main reasons you’re experiencing
nagging lower back issues. See how your sleeping position can affect
your back and use these tips for positive results:
· If you sleep on your side, place pillows between your knees to keep your spine in a neutral position, which is important for preserving the health of your back.
· Sleeping on your stomach causes the neck and head to twist unnecessarily, which can put undue stress on your back, so it’s wise to avoid this sleeping position as much as possible.
Let these tips reduce your pain.
Making the changes necessary to support your back will enable you to finally achieve the lower back health you’ve been missing out on.
Check this video for easy exercises for your back:
Until the next issue!