The Five Best Ways To Fix Low Back Pain
Glendale Physical Therapist
Low back pain is the world’s leading cause of disability! In the United States alone people pay over $50 billion to try and fix low back pain. Did you know that there are all natural ways to prevent and manage low back symptoms? These are the top five ways to have you moving pain-free and functional.
Also, here is a complete guide to low back pain and how to regain your health and independence.
Limit The Amount of Sitting
Sitting is the new smoking it is absolutely one of the worst things you can do to your body. It slows down your digestion causes increased muscle tension doesn’t allow your brain to work efficiently. Make sure you’re getting up out of your chair at least every 30 minutes. Go for a walk and stretch (see the top five Loback stretches). Check out our image below for 9 ways to improve your posture, when you are forced to sit for long periods of time!
Drink More Water
Water is one of the most important nutrients we can consume. Yet most of us are walking around dehydrated hopped up on caffeine, overmedicated and eating processed foods. The human body is made up of over 60% water so drink more.
Stretch Your Hips
Most of us sit all day which causes significant mobility issues in our hips. The lack of motion in our hips can cause the low back to be overworked. Make sure you spend time every day stretching your hips!
Stick To Heat
Heat brings extra bloodflow along with hydration to the tissues which can improve flexibility and reduce muscle spasm’s and tension. Use a hot pack, take a warm shower, or sit in a bath or Jacuzzi for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Stretching will be much easier when you’re back is warm
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