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Begin to Ease the Low Back Pain

 Begin to Ease the Low Back Pain

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 Begin to Ease the Low Back Pain

So far you’ve discovered that you’re stuck in the middle of a vicious cycle that takes you from more weight to more pain, then to less exercise, then to more weight and so forth. By now, you’ve probably started to wonder when the good news comes in. Well, here it goes:

You have multiple angles you can tackle this problem from, and I’ll list some of them below:

- exercise (yes, you can exercise while you’re affected by back pain. You just have to work around your pain, start small but consistent and build up from there)

- therapy (this one somewhat overlaps with the previous point – some therapy is exercise and some exercise is therapy)

- diet (life-long, sustainable, disciplined diet, as opposed to trendy, low-this, high-that, only-this, none-of-that crash diets)

Going forward, we’ll look at different low back pain exercises that will help you improve the condition of your back and become more flexible and better prepared to exercise more vigorously in the future if you wish and choose to do so.

There are a wide variety of exercises that are focused on increasing strength and flexibility; we’re going to start off with a few tips that you can try on your own and possibly turn into long-term habits if they turn out to be beneficial to you. I am saying “if” simply because everyone is different and there is no “one size fits all” type of solution, at least not when it comes to low back pain.

If you’re used to sleeping on your back, try to place a pillow under your knees when you go to sleep. This will help ease the pressure on the lower back by lifting your knees by a few inches.

If you usually sleep on the side, place the pillow between your knees; it will have the same effect on your back. Of course, it’s up to you to adjust your position in order to minimize the pain and get a good night sleep, which is absolutely essential to recovering from fatigue and living a normal, healthy life.

In the next posts, we’ll look at more tips and techniques that will slowly but surely get you started on the way to less pain.