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Back Support for All: Choosing the Best Mattress for Your Sleeping Position
The type of mattress you need for adequate back support depends on your sleep style and body type. Here are some tips to help you choose the best mattress for your sleep style.
back-support  mattress  sleeping-position  side-sleeper  back-sleeper  back-pain  stomach-sleeper 
august 2019 by Adventure_Web
3 Tips To Help You Sleep Better And Wake Up With No Back Pain
Do you wake up every morning with severe back pain? Check out these three tips to help you sleep better and wake up with no pain.
back-pain  sleep  mattress 
july 2019 by Adventure_Web
5 Tips for Sleeping Well with Back Pain
If you’re tossing and turning through the night because of back pain, it can impact your quality of life. Here are 5 tips to help you sleep well.
sleeping  back-pain  wellness 
april 2019 by Adventure_Web
How To Know If Your Mattress Is Causing Your Back Pain
Many people believe that back pain is unavoidable, but that’s not true! Your mattress may be causing your discomfort, and if that’s the case, a new mattress may be all you need to take away the pain.
pain  mattress  back-pain 
february 2019 by Adventure_Web
4 Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for Back Pain
For those who are looking to soothe back pain and strengthen the spine, look no further than your pool! The pool is the perfect place to do physical therapy exercises, as the water relieves pressure and can significantly reduce pain.
therapy  pool  back-pain 
november 2018 by Adventure_Web
Thoracic Sprain: Treatment, Exercise, Prevention, Symptoms
Thoracic Sprain is basically treated conservatively with massage, PT, application of ice and heat etc. Maintaining regular exercise regimen to strengthen muscles and ligaments is helpful in preventing thoracic sprain.
october 2018 by jbotos
To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit : Goats and Soda : NPR
To figure out how to shift your pelvis into a healthier position, Sherer says to imagine for a minute you have a tail. If we were designed like dogs, the tail would be right at the base of your spine.

"When you sit with a C shape in your spine, you're sitting on this tail," Sherer says. "It's kind of like a dog with its tail between its legs, who is scared and frightened."

To straighten out the C shape, Sherer says, "we need to position the pelvis in a way that this tail could wag."

In other words, we need to untuck our tails. To do that, Sherer says, you need to bend over properly when you go to sit down.

"Bend over?" I ask. "Do I bend when I sit down?"

"Yes!" Sherer exclaims. "Every time you sit down, you bend somewhere."

And where you bend determines how you will sit.

If you bend at the waist, which many Americans do, then you will likely sit with a C or cashew shape.

If you bend at the hips (as we learned about in a previous story), you're more likely to sit correctly with your tail untucked.

"Bending at the hips can be hard for many people to figure out," Sherer says. "It's a bit counterintuitive."

But she has a trick to help people learn.

"Stand up and spread your heels about 12 inches apart," she says. Now, put your hand on your pubic bone — like a fig leaf covering up Adam in the Bible, she explains.

"When you bend over, you want to let this fig leaf — your pubic bone — move through your legs," she says. "This creates a crease between your pelvis and legs."

This action also pretty much pokes your butt out, behind your spine. "Now go ahead, sit down," Sherer says.

Now my butt — or my imaginary tail — is behind my spine.

The next step is to relax the muscles in your back and chest. "Stop sticking your chest," Sherer says. Then the rest of the spinal vertebrae can stack up in one straight line, like an I instead of a C.

The crazy part, Sherer says, is that when the tail comes out, some of the tight muscles in your legs will actually start to relax or stretch.

"If you untuck your pelvis while you sit, your quadriceps muscles can relax, and then your hamstrings can stretch," Sherer says.

I could definitely feel my quads relax. The muscles felt like butter set on a warm pan: They softened and seemed to melt.

Man, this felt good. "Oh wow!" I exclaimed, as a chill went up my body.

If you don't feel your hamstrings stretch — and your quads don't relax — you're probably not doing the action correctly, Sherer says.

"Then you're probably using your lower back muscles to push your butt out," she says. "That can cause more back pain. You don't want to do that."
heath  back-pain  exercise 
august 2018 by gavinr

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