Our Top Tips To Deal With Low Back Pain...

1. Keep Hydrated...

At birth your spinal discs are approximately 80% water, in order for your discs to function properly they must be well hydrated. A common mistake most people male os cpnsuming large amounts of tea and coffee with little water intake throughout the day.

2. Choose Ice Over Heat With One Exception...

Applying ice to your back for 10 minutes is one of the most effective ways to ease pain and soreness due to its anti-inflammatory, cooling effect. The exception to this rule is a back that feels stiff during mornings as opposed to painful, in this case apply a hot water bottle to the area for 10 minutes.

3. Avoid Sitting For More Than 20 Minutes At A Time...

Our spine is not designed to sit down for long periods of time, therefore it comes as no surprise that sitting exerts roughly around 10 times as much pressure as standing upright. When we sit the majority of us slouch, in this position the key supportive spinal muscles become inactive and no longer protect your spine from this pressure. Over time this may lead to back pain, aches and even stiffness.

4. Try Not To Sleep On Your Front...

When lying on your front your spine is in a twisted position, in which excessive pressure can quickly build up. Therefore always avoid sleeping on your front at all costs, as this position is an easy way to aggrevate and irritate your spine.

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