Monday, February 8, 2010

Take The Pressure Off Your Back

You don't have to experience a bad fall or meet an unexpected car accident for you to injure your back. Even ordinary household chores like lifting heavy furnitures can traumatized the muscles and joints in your back, enough to cause injuries that bring about back pain.

When you use your back muscles in conducting activities that you don't usually do, chances are, the muscles get strained, the ligaments are sprained, and some of the spine discs may slipped from its original place. The latter usually occurs when you twist while lifting heavy objects. Slipped disc or herniated disc is a serious injury and can be very painful. It may also warrant a surgery in severe cases.

To relieve common back pain, the following methods may be applied:

  • With your back lying on a solid and flat surface, say on the floor, rest your head on a pillow and place another one under the knees.

  • Another variation is to use a chair where you can rest your legs on the chair with the pillow. This position will also keep your hips and legs bent on right angles.

Both positions can help take the pressure and weight off your back.

Author: Ramon Bravante

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