About had the biscuit with all the lower back pain you’ve been having? No wonder, lower back pain is one of THE most irritating things you will ever have to put up with. Looking for lower back pain help? Something you can do without drugs and can do in combination with massage therapy and physiotherapy?
No doubt the thought of even getting up sends shivers up your back, but there’s nothing else for it but to do some of the suggested things in this article in order to get lower back pain help that makes a difference.
One of the first things you can do, and you might think it’s silly, but most people don’t know how to sit the right way. Right, you’ve been sitting that way for years now and it’s never bothered you – until now. And now you need lower back pain help to get through the day.
Now about sitting – make sure you are sitting in chairs with straight backs, not those curved office thingies that are supposed to give you lumbar support you don’t even feel. Well the reason you don’t feel it most of the time is because it just doesn’t exist. No wonder you need lower back pain help. In any event, what you do is keep your knees a little higher than your hips by adjusting the seat or, if you prefer, using a low stool to prop your feet up on. When you go to turn, turn your whole body, not just twist at the waist.
Driving is a different kettle of fish. Do sit straight and move the seat forward (unless you have long legs that is). The seat being forward helps you not lean forward to reach the controls but hey, if you’re tall, your arms will likely be long enough to reach anyhow. If you’re going to be on the road for a long period of time, you might want to put a rolled up towel or small pillow or get one of the ergonomic beaded seats for your lower back. These small, yet effective measures will help you diminish lower back pain. Easy measures to get lower back pain help without spending too much.
And now for something completely different! How to stand properly to give your back the right support it needs. Never stopped to think about it did you? Not many people do. If you stand for long periods of time then every so often, rest one foot on a low stool (relieves pressure on your lower back). The trick is to alternate feet every five to fifteen minutes. Remember to keep up with the good posture, which means trying to keep your ears, shoulders and hips in a straight line head pulled up and stomach pulled in. Granted this is somewhat difficult if you are a bit on the large size, but you get the idea.
And sleeping, here’s the more difficult thing to accomplish, but, having said that, it can be done. Just takes a bit of work, and if you have been suffering from lower back pain, help is always appreciated. Sleep on your side with your knees bent. That’s the secret, along with (if this suits you) a pillow under your head to support your neck and a pillow between your knees. Back sleeper are you? Easy, put pillows under your knees and one under your lower back (a small one) and for those of you who sleep on your stomach you put a pillow under your hips.
Now this is if you can remember to do this and if you can keep the pillows in place while you toss and turn at night. It might take a bit of finessing, but you should see an improvement in your lower back pain by trying this. You will of course have a firm mattress, not a soft one (unless you use a ½ inch plywood board under the mattress to support it).