Don’t let lower back pain affect your life, take control now!
Can’t stand for too long? Can’t sit for too long? Does any of this sound familiar? If you’re sighing in agreement, then remember that you’re not alone. Lower back pain is highly prevalent among the general population. Whether you’re active or not, it affects everyone for different reasons.
The lumbar part of our spine supports our upper bodies through daily activity, but every so often we push it past its limits. In these moments we’re putting our spines under strain.
What did I do to cause my lower back pain?
Question of the day, right? If you’re suffering from lower back pain, there are a number of things that could have caused it. It shouldn’t be news that our lower backs are responsible for all the flexing and rotating of our hips while walking. The truth is that we don’t just walk, do we? We dance, we run, ultimately, we strive to remain active through some form of activity. And when we’re not being active, prolonged sitting behind the wheel of a car or at your office desk with poor posture can cause injury just the same.
Did the penny just drop? Well then, it’s time to start the healing process, and with that comes a bit of education. The rumors are in the dozens when it comes to the cures and treatment of this nasty pain and let’s face it, googling lower back pain is only going to feed you colossal contradictions!
Start easing your lower back pain TODAY with these easy steps:
1. Consult a professional – Let this be first step, because professional advice is key when it comes to avoiding any serious damage in the future. 2. Rest! Seems obvious? Not always, to the athlete rest is not that obvious. Resting your muscles is crucial if you have an injury and can save you from chronic pain later on. 3. Stretch – If sitting is painful for long periods of time, get up and walk it off. Rest doesn’t mean sitting in one spot all day, your muscles need to move under minimal strain, but they still need to move. 4. Apply heat – heat does wonders for injured muscles, it improves blood flow which essentially leads to oxygen reaching the muscle and easing the tension. Try a heat pack, it usually does the trick!
Make time to take care of yourself
The one thing we all have in common is that life comes with demands. And while they’re not there to harm us, sometimes just living our daily lives involves a lot of physically taxing work on our bodies and our spines more specifically. If you’re experiencing lower back pain, the first thing you should do is get it checked out to avoid any serious long-term damage. Start treating it immediately and be sure to listen to your body going forward. We need to take care of ourselves and when we start doing this, we’ll find life a lot less painful.
Date Published: 10 January 2019
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