As we all know, prevention is better than cure! Here are some tips from our therapists for lower back pain relief and long term maintenance.
Now I am sure this is not the first time you’ve heard it but our bodies love to move! If you are not into exercising yet, be gentle and take it slow. Try things like walking and water based exercises to ease into it. In fact swimming is the best form of exercise there is for your lower back pain! Not only will your back love it, you’re working on your heart and lungs and keeping weight at bay.
How do you normally carry out your daily activities? Is your lifting technique correct? Do you sit still for long periods? How’s your posture? Making small changes to your habits can make a big difference in long term spinal health. The simplest thing to do is get up every 30-40 minutes of sitting. Take a break from your sitting. It’s important that while you are sitting, you sit right back in the chair. And when you are sitting on the couch, make sure you don’t slouch. Use your legs to lift things rather than bending over. This will definitely reduce the strain going through the lower back