Managing Lower Back Pain At Home

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We at Blatman Health and Wellness Center want you to be healthy and pain-free. However, your quality of life can be compromised when you’re constantly dealing with lower back pain. We offer various treatments aimed at eliminating your pain and discomfort.

Treating back pain requires a whole-body approach. While you’re undergoing therapy, continue your care at home with these simple tips.

Exercise Your Core

The muscles in your back and abdominal area make up your core, which plays an important role in stabilizing the spine. Unfortunately, the average person doesn’t get enough core exercise or strengthening. If these muscles weaken, there’s additional stress on the ligaments in the back and spine.

Arm and leg raises, cat curls, and crunches are great ways to get your core in shape. For safety’s sake, be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen.

Wear Low-Heeled Shoes

We understand that high heels accentuate the look of your legs. But wearing them constantly is not great for your back. High heels cause your body to tilt forward, forcing you to arch your back to compensate. This posture can strain not only your back but also your knees and hips.

We’re not suggesting you throw out or give away your high heels. Just give yourself a break. Wear low heels most days and break out the pumps on special occasions.

Position Yourself for a Good Night’s Sleep

Most of us don’t think about our sleeping posture, but those eight hours matter in how you feel the next morning. To protect your lower back, sleep on your side in a relaxed fetal position. If you have an extra pillow, slide it between your knees to keep your top leg from sliding forward or backward, causing an uncomfortable twist in the back.

There’s Help in Cincinnati for Lower Back Pain

Healthy habits at home can help you get the most out of integrative medical treatment for lower back pain. If you require more advanced therapies or need more guidance, Blatman Health and Wellness Center will have your back.

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