Lower back pain has become prevalent in today’s society.Â The combination of intermittent eating habits, poor posture and little time for exercise is leaving many people with a sore back.Â Lower back pain is also related to strenuous activities such as heavy or incorrect lifting. Previous back injuries also lead to reoccurring lower back problems.Â If you have hurt your back and are looking for some ways to alleviate the pain, read the information below.Â This article will teach you how to ease your back pain from the privacy and comfort of your home.
Lower back pain is not something that can be fixed quickly.Â It requires rest and stretching.Â A comfortable position to relieve lower back pain is to lie on a flat, hard surface such as the floor and place one pillow under your head and another under your knees.Â This will take pressure off of your back.Â Or, you can lie in your back with a pillow under your head and your knees bent.Â Raise your feet up onto a chair.Â Heat compacts can provide relief for back pain.Â Place hot water bottles or a heating pad on your lower back for about twenty minutes.
Go into your kitchen and pull out some food items that you already have on hand.Â Take a few peeled and boiled potatoes and mash them up.Â Spread the mashed potatoes on a piece of gauze and cover with another piece.Â Lay it across your back.Â Garlic oil can be used to treat lower back pain too.Â Mix five tablespoons of garlic oil with sesame oil and either coconut oil or mustard oil.Â Heat it in a pan with a few fresh cloves of garlic.Â Take the combination and apply it to your lower back.Â Keep this mixture on for three hours.
Now, how can you prevent hurting your back?Â It is important to lift objects properly.Â When lifting a heavy object do not bend at the waist.Â Instead squat down with your knees bent and bring the object close to your body.Â With you back straight, use the power in your legs to bring the object up.
When moving something heavy, push it away from you as opposed to pulling it.Â If your job requires that you sit for long periods of time, get up every once in a while to move around and stretch.Â Women should avoid wearing heels and replace their shoe collection with flats.Â If you have to wear heels keep the height limited to one inch. If you are required to stand for a while, alternate putting your feet on a low stool or something similar.Â Posture plays an important role in preventing back pain.Â It is key to stand straight at all times.Â That means hold your shoulders back, head up, stomach tucked in, and back straight.