Low Back Pain is a very common occurrence. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 80% of all Americans suffer from lower back pain at one point or another in their lives.
Many of us are often our own worst enemies pushing our bodies beyond their limits. Certain activities such as moving furniture, lifting heavy boxes or gardening can lead to pain and/or injury to the lower back. Back pain can also occur without overexertion. Staying in the same position for too long such as sitting all day at work or at home in front of the computer screen is a common trigger. In some cases, low back pain increases with stress, overweight, decline of physical condition and lengthy bouts of inactivity.
A helpful suggestion for those who experience sudden onset of low back pain is to lie flat on the floor and place your feet on a chair or couch. You can often find short term relief from this position. Make sure your shins are parallel to the floor (place a pillow under your ankles if the chair is too low). Staying in this position for 10 to 15 minutes will ease tension in your lower back. It’s also important to avoid strenuous activities until the pain subsides.
I have also written a special report on ending low back pain without taking medications, injections or risking surgeries. In the report I share 10 powerful tips and strategies you can do for yourself to ease your pain immediately or over time and give you back the active and healthy lifestyle that you’ve lost. Here is the link for this special report:
If a disc involvement or other type of problem is the root cause of your pain, you may have a harder time finding relief at home. In this case, a specialist physical therapist needs to evaluate your condition and identify the best course of action. You can also speak to a specialist physical therapist over the phone to get your questions answered and to see if we are a good fit for you. You can visit our website at www.handsonnj-pt.com to schedule a free phone call consultation or
call us to schedule a free Discovery Visit to find out the root cause of your pain before deciding to commit to a full plan of care.