There is a very simple first step you can take to begin improving your back pain right away. It is so simple that you can do it in your sleep. That is because it has to do with the way you sleep. The position you are sleeping in has a lot to do with how your back feels both when you get up and throughout the day.
What Is the Best Sleeping Position?
First, let's talk about what position you should not sleep in. Sleeping on your stomach is not good for your posture, back, or neck. Sleeping on your side is better than sleeping on your stomach. If you do have back problems, be sure to put a pillow between your knees when you plan to sleep on your side. This eases any pressure on the lower back. The preferred way to sleep for maximum health benefit is to sleep lying on your back. If this is too uncomfortable because of your back pain, sleeping on your side is acceptable.
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What Else can Help?
Regular exercise can help alleviate some back pain. Have you heard the saying: The life not lived is not worth living? This can apply to having exercise as part of your daily routine. Research shows that sitting most of the time can cause lower back pain. However, exercise reduces the chance that you will get back pain and also helps to alleviate it in those that already suffer from it. So, make it a goal to get out and do something fun. For example, take a walk, do some Pilates, go swimming, or take an exercise class. Do what makes you feel good and, in turn, it will make your back feel better.
It is also a good idea to have a support team made up of the people you are around on a regular basis. These people can help you to keep motivated. This is very important to your recovery.
What Is the Next Step?
Next, we highly recommend that you entrust the care of your lower back to an upper cervical chiropractor, such as Dr. Brett Gottlieb of Fair Oaks, California. Dr. Gottlieb will examine the upper two bones in your neck to see if there is a misalignment. If so, correcting that will help to alleviate pain in the lower back. This is a huge step in your recovery.
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