Incorporate These 3 Easy Things into Your Day to Reduce Lower Back Pain
Most people don’t even know which daily actions they are doing that is causing their persistent lower back pain. Things like sitting for prolonged periods of time, sleeping in awkward positions and having poor posture can all lead to back discomfort. The good news is there are several things you can be doing throughout the day to alleviate some of the stress on your back so you won’t have to visit medical professionals frequently for back treatments. Here are three small steps to incorporate into your daily routine to help protect your back and reduce any pain as much as possible.
Alter Your Sleeping Position Slightly
If you already have persistent lower back pain, consider sleeping in more of a reclining position. The lower back tends to feel more supported in a reclined position with the knees elevated. Many beds and mattresses today allow you to adjust the positioning, so you can find the perfect position to bring as much comfort as possible to your back. And if you have a hard time sleeping in a reclined position, try resting in this position for several minutes prior to going to sleep. This will allow your back to relax a little bit and can help make going to sleep much easier.
Stand Up And Move Throughout The Day
A good low back pain management practice is to get up and move periodically throughout the day. This is especially important if you have a desk job, where prolonged periods of sitting are likely. If possible, transform your desk into a stand-up desk. Equipment is available to allow you to elevate and lower your computer monitor, so you can switch between standing and sitting. Taking off a little bit of stress from your back throughout the day can make a significant difference in the amount of discomfort you feel in your back. Sit in an upright position with your feet flat on the floor and upper and lower legs at a 90 degree angle. Take frequent breaks to stand and walk around.
Incorporate Hamstring Stretches
People with tightness in their hamstrings can experience lower back pain as a result. Tight hamstrings can happen due to poor posture and many other factors. An easy way to solve this problem is to do some toe touches a couple of times each day for a few seconds every time. This won’t take much time out of your day, but can go a long way in alleviating some of your persistent lower back pain.
DBC Active Spine Care® wants to help people with low back pain management as much as possible. Our innovative spine adaptive functional restoration program is designed to help you experience relief from your persistent lower back pain and prevent further back pain from occurring in the future. To learn more about our program and how it can help you, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.