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Two Things You Can Do Right Now ...

Posted Sep 12 2008 12:07pm

Two Things You Can Do Right Now to Save Your Low Back

It has been estimated that 95% of Americans will experience some form of low back pain during the course of their life. Chances are that you’re either suffering from low back pain now or have already. I bet you don’t even know the worst thing for your low back. Here’s a hint, you’re doing it right now. Sitting down for prolonged periods of time is the one of the worst things that you can do for your low back. You’re forcing your low back to adapt a posture that it isn’t used to while you twist and bend throughout the day.

Here’s two things that you can do right now in the office to make your low back feel better without even standing up.

1) Change the position of your body every 10-15 minutes. Being in any posture for too long forces our low back tissues to “creep” into an unnatural position. Then when we’re required to move to answer the phone or grab a file, we place a force on our low back that we cannot absorb. Simply uncrossing your legs or shifting to one side of the chair can prevent this tissue change.
2) Sit all the way back in your chair. I bet your sitting at the edge of your chair reading this right now. Don’t feel bad, the majority of people do. Sitting at the edge of your chair forces your back to go into extension. An example would be to imagine your neck dipping back to touch the top of your chair, that’s extension. This is terrible for your low back as it puts unneeded pressure on your low back discs and joints.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

“I had been experiencing severe low back pain before I consulted with Jimmy. Everyone I worked with before had all looked at my low back but they all said my low back was fine. Jimmy found the source of the pain to be a groin tear that I suffered 10 years ago. He was able make some corrections and now I’m playing and looking better then before, plus I’m not experiencing any low back pain”
Marissa Stevens

Yours in Health

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