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Posted on 04-10-2017
If you have low back pain, you may benefit from the skilled services of a physical therapist to help manage your pain and help you get back to normal activities. Your physical therapist can teach you the correct exercises to do for your back to help you improve your mobility and prevent your pain from becoming a chronic problem.
One of the causes of low back pain is sitting with poor posture. When you are sitting in a slouched position, your back is placed under excessive stress and strain and this can damage your spine's joints, muscles, and discs.
This repetitive strain to these structures may cause low back pain.
Sitting with proper posture is an easy thing to do, especially if you have the right tools for the job. First, you need to sit in a supportive chair with a back rest. The back of the chair should support your low back.
A lumbar roll is also needed to sit with proper posture. The roll should be supportive, and it should be placed in the small of your back to help support your lumbar spine's natural forward curve, called a lordosis.
What if you don't have a lumbar roll? Is there something you can use to help support your spine while sitting?
You can use things around your house to serve as a lumbar roll. The best lumbar roll to use is an actual lumbar roll, but the following household things can serve the purpose of supporting your posture until you can get the real thing:
Remember, the best lumbar support is one that maintains the forward curve in your back while you are sitting and that feels comfortable on your low back. You may need to try out a few different things to find the right support for your low back. Your physical therapist can help you find the best lumbar roll for your specific condition.
If you have low back pain, exercising is essential to help you recover fully. Performing postural correction exercises like the slouch-overcorrect exercise can help you learn how to attain proper posture. Using a lumbar roll while sitting is also one thing you can do to help support your spine as your back is healing. Using household items to help support your spine is a good idea to help you maintain normal posture and quickly return to your previous level of function and activity.
If you have any questions about other ways to improve your posture, please call Marron Wellness Center at 732-542-1272. You can also visit our website at www.marronwellness.com to get set up with a FREE consultation.
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