Sleep is important for overall wellbeing, allowing the body to recover from daily activities. Inadequate sleep and back pain go hand-in-hand, quickly creating a vicious cycle. To get a good night’s sleep and encourage pain relief, it is wise to take a few steps before lights out. Start by placing a pillow under your knees if you sleep on your back or between your knees if you are a side sleeper—this helps reduce stress on the spine. For a firmer, more supportive mattress, place wood supports between the mattress and base, or place the mattress directly on the ground. If back pain still persists, it may be time to go shopping for a new mattress.
“Lower back pain is so prevalent in our society, but drug-free relief is an option for many people,” Elsemore said. “From proper exercise and sleep to relieving pain using innovations like Rapid Relief, a few simple steps can dramatically improve quality of life.”
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poor posture eventually cause soreness. When lifting—whether a load at work or your child at home—let your legs do the work, according to Mayo-Clinic.com.Additional lifting recommendations include bending only at the knees, holding the load close to your body and avoiding lifting and twisting simultaneously.
It is common knowledge that fashionable high heels are terrible for back health, but it is not only stylish shoes that can cause extreme pain. Ill-fitting shoes without proper support can shift a person’s center of gravity, causing him or her to walk out of alignment and put undue pressure on the back. To relieve back pain, only wear supportive shoes that fit well. Keep in mind, shoes should never require a “breaking in” period; if they fit correctly, they should be comfortable right away, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association.