Oh, That Aching Back

Lower back pain – We all get it sometimes. But there are things you can do to prevent it from happening too often or from becoming too serious.

Reasons your low back may hurt include:

  1. Being overweight
  2. Lifting heavy stuff
  3. Weight gain during pregnancy
  4. Poor posture and poor sleeping position may also contribute to low back pain

Tips to beat lower back pain:

  • Maintain your ideal body weight. And lose weight if overweight or obese. Obesity contributes to the development of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and low back pain.
  • Wear a lumbar belt.
  • Keep back straight and maintain a good posture while walking or standing. Sit only for short intervals.
  • Ensure that your lower back is supported well with a pillow.
  • Sit with your back straight, especially while sitting in the car.
  • If you are driving for a long period, try to take pit stops as often as possible. Get out of the car, stretch a bit and walk around.
  • Sleep well. Ensure that the mattress is firm enough to support the curvature of your spine.
  • Take physiotherapy treatment.
  • Apply ice or heat to ease back pain.
  • Visit the doctor, if the pain is unbearable for a longer duration.
  • Do not bend, jerk and lift anything.
  • Do not stand for long periods.
  • Do not wear high heeled uncomfortable shoes.
  •  Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.

Author: Dr. Prabha Acharya, Co-founder Of Global Homeopathy
Source: Practo

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