The discomfort associated with lower back pain can be excruciating and certainly affect the quality of your daily
life. Every day life interactions like waking, walking, sitting and driving can all be affected. We've found some
simple tips to help. The key is keep it simple - these aren't homeopathic remedies or cure all advice, it's simple
common sense ways you can help reduce lower back pain and associated conditions.
Lower back pain is very common amongst adults. Conservative estimates say 80 percent of adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their live. Some causes include herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, etc. Here are 10 simple ways to reduce lower back pain pain:
- People who sleep on their side should place a pillow between their knees while sleeping, to keep the legs and spine aligned aligned, stabilize the pelvis and reduce unnatural twisting of the spine
- Sleep on your back? - You can use a pillow or cushion below your knees to take pressure off of the low back.
- Improve your posture while seated by making sure that your chair supports the natural curve of your spine. Avoid crossing your legs as this can aggravate the sciatic nerve. Men - take that fat wallet out of your back pocket. Your feet should be flat on the floor - Are they?
- Maintaining proper posture while sleeping will allow spinal discs to rehydrate and will give muscles time to rejuvenate. Imagine how good you'll feel waking up each day!
- Stay active and keep moving. Recent studies indicate this is more often a better treatment for lower back pain than
bed rest. Remember to get up and walk around often. It's easy and it's good for you.
- Exercise to strengthen muscles to support the skeletal system, especially as you age.
- Keep excess weight off. Carrying a lot of weight around can take a serious toll on lower back pain and back pain sufferers
- Stretch often - improve flexibility which can help prevent lower back pain.
- Avoid physical activities that require extreme rotating of the body. This can aggravate lower back pain
- Learn to lift heavy objects properly - Hold items close to your body and lift with your legs, keeping your back straight
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