Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common problems adults have. In fact, it’s estimated that over 13 million people go to the doctor each year for issues relating to chronic back pain. However, lower back pain can be avoided by keeping your back muscles strong and practicing proper form to protect your lower back.  Here are three things you can do to help ease lower back pain.

1 Exercise

Ease lower back pain with yogaOne of the best things you can do to avoid lower back pain is to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body weight. Regular exercise can strengthen your back, core and leg muscles which provide support for your spine and lower back. Here are some exercises that can help:

  • Partial Crunches
  • Hamstring Stretches
  • Wall Sitting
  • Walking, Swimming, Biking
  • Yoga
  • Pilates

2 Practice Good Posture

Another excellent way to avoid lower back pain is to practice good posture when sitting, standing and moving. When your posture is good the bones of the spine (the vertebrae) are correctly aligned. Here are a couple simple ways you can improve your posture and help avoid lower back pain.

1 – Use Visualization. Imagine a straight line for your head to your toes, then imaging being slowly and gently being pulled upward so that you’re taller.

2 – The Shoulder Blade Squeeze. While sitting, with your hands in your lap, drop your shoulders below your ears, relax and then squeeze your shoulder blades together. Hold for a count of 5, relax and repeat 3 or 4 times.

3 Take Preventative Measures

Screamin MentholAdditionally learning to bend and lift properly, sleeping on a firm mattress, sitting in supportive chairs, and wearing low-heeled shoes can all help you avoid lower back pain.

If you do experience lower back pain, in most cases it will get better with self care. Using an all natural, topical pain reliever like Toast Screamin’ Menthol can help provide temporary relief from lower back pain. Screamin’ Menthol uses a unique combination of menthol and capsaicin to help reduce pain quickly while increasing blood flow to the area and assists your body’s healing process.

If pain doesn’t get better in 72 hours it’s recommended that you see your doctor.

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