Check your posture: Sometimes all it takes is paying attention to your posture. If you are sitting at a desk all day, it is possible that you will notice yourself slouch from time to time. Slouching can lead to back problems in the future. Remind yourself to sit up right and keep your feet flat on the floor when at your desk. Having bad posture when lifting can also be bad for your back. If you are constantly lifting at work, make sure you are lifting with your legs and not bending over. If you are at the gym lifting weights, make sure you do not compromise your form when lifting heavier.
Move: At times, when people are experiencing back pain, the last thing they want to do is get up out of bed. But getting too much rest is not the best thing for your back pain. Exercise can actually help relieve your back pain. It doesn’t even have to be intense exercising; in fact, low impact exercise activities are best. Try walking or light swimming.
Ice & Heat: One can also use ice and heat for back pain relief. Try using an ice pack on your back for about 20 minutes for back pain relief; ice helps reduce the inflammation. You can also use a heat pack to help your muscles relax and increase blood flow.
All in all, it is important to know that there are natural ways you can help reduce your back pain. If you are ever in the Lake Oswego area, feel free to give us a call to see how we can help you relieve your back pain through chiropractic treatment.