Seven Ways To Alleviate Back Pain
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Today’s we’re talking about 7 simple things that you can do to help alleviate back pain. Pregnancy is not easy on a mom’s body and back pain probably won’t come as a surprise. To help prevent and even alleviate back pain it is important to become aware of your every day movements including how you sit and stand. Here are some tips to be mindful of to help you prevent back pain.
- Be sure to practice good posture and body mechanics. They’re vital throughout your pregnancy.
- Stay fit. Regular exercising can help keep the muscles in your back strong. Such exercises including cat stretches and even pelvic tilts are great. Now pelvic tilts can be done in many positions but doing it on your hands and knees is a simple to start practicing. You want to inhale, keep your spine neutral, and exhale. Be sure to tuck your pelvis. I like to think about drawing my tail underneath of me between my legs. Inhale returns to normal and exhale will draw the abdominals up and tuck your pelvis. Now, you can also bring this exercise into a full cat stretch which is also a little bit more of a range. You can certainly tip your head down and find that that stretch comes all the way up to the back of your neck. This feels really great for pregnant moms, especially in their third trimester.
- Also, be sure to stand and sit with care. When sitting, choose a chair with good back support or put a pillow in the small of your back to support your body.
- Sleep on your side.
- Wearing the right gear is also quite effective for alleviating back pain. Be sure to choose shoes that have good arch support that are low heeled.
- Consider alternative treatments. Treatments like chiropractic care and acupuncture have been proven to be quite effective in alleviating back pain.
- Lastly, back pain can be caused by other problems. If you have a pain that is severe and doesn’t resolve with rest or time, be sure to seek the help of your primary care physician.