3 Changes in Your Daily Routine to Ease Back Pain
Back pain can be a debilitating condition that can keep you from enjoying the activities you love or even sit down comfortably. Whether you have been struggling with chronic back pain issues or trying to prevent back pain in the future, changes to your daily routine can make a big difference.
Along with regular inversion, these 3 day-to-day tips can help ease and prevent back pain.
1. Get a good night’s sleep
Sleeping the wrong way can be hard on your back. Pressure on your spine can build over night as you remain at a static position for hours. Over time, consistently sleeping in an awkward position can wreak havoc on the alignment of your spine.
The key to get a night of rest free of back pain is to keep your back in a neutral position – not arched, but not flat. If you sleep on your side, place a pillow between your knees and draw your legs up slightly toward your chest. If you sleep on your back, place your pillow underneath your knees to keep your spine in natural alignment.
2. Maintain your core strength
The best way to ease back pain is by preventing it. The muscles in your back and abdomen help anchor your spine and upper body to maintain proper posture. Keep your stomach, sides and back strong by strengthening your core with exercises like sit-ups.
3. Watch your posture
Slouching places unnecessary pressure on your lower back and makes you a prime candidate for lower back pain. Remind yourself to square your shoulders and not to maintain a sitting position at less than a 90 degree angle. Some new studies are even suggesting a more extreme seated angle of 135 degrees for optimal back health.
Relieve Back Pain with Teeter
Along with these 3 routine changes, inversion on a Teeter Inversion Table is a proven way to help relieve back pain. Over 2 million people like you have trusted Teeter to achieve a Better Back, Better Body. Find the right inversion table for you or shop for accessories to enhance your inversion experience!