Imagine a forty-something man getting ready for work, his hand pressed firmly on his hip. Flustered, yet moving ever so cautiously, he hobbles across the room and gently sits on the edge of the bed. The man, struggling to bend over, reaches down to pick up his shoe and yelps, “Oh, my aching back!” Sound familiar?
I’m guessing if you’re reading this, you’ve had your fill of back pain. You’ve done just about everything under the sun to ease your suffering—all to no avail. If back pain is affecting your quality of life, making even the simplest of everyday tasks a chore, here are some RMT downtown Vancouver tips for back pain.
Avoid sitting on your wallet
Having a full wallet, crammed with a big, fat wad of cash (or receipts or cards) come with its disadvantages, especially if you keep it in your back pocket. If this sounds like you, make sure to remove it before you sit down. Sitting on your wallet can unevenly tilt your pelvis, putting stress on your joints, and compressing your sciatic nerve. It can cause pain that starts from your lower back, but can send aches shooting down your leg. To avoid discomfort and reduce the stress on your body, beat the bulk by storing your wallet somewhere else.
Limit the use of high heels shoes
Sure, you got a super bargain on that beautiful pair of 4-inch high heels, but with that great deal comes a ton of agony. High heels (even just a couple of inches) are notorious for causing injury, taking a serious toll on your feet, ankles, hips, and spine. Still, women continue to wear them, putting their health at risk. If you want to wear those towering shoes, try limiting it to special occasions. Sacrificing on your foot fashion now will save you huge on lower back pain later.
Change your sleep position
Lower back pain keeping you up at night? It may be the way you are sleeping. A poor sleep position can put your back out of alignment, causing you to wake up sore and stiff. Avoid sleeping on your stomach and instead, try lying on your side with a pillow between your knees. It’s also important to choose a comfortable, supportive pillow under your neck. If you sleep on your back, place a large pillow under your knees. This will help take the pressure off of your lower back.
Improve your posture
Turns out, your mom wasn’t wasting her breath when she told you to stop slouching. Truth is, poor posture can lead to shoulder, neck, and lower back pain—especially if you have a job that requires you to sit for long periods of time. When working at your desk on a keyboard, sit upright with your shoulders relaxed, keeping your feet firmly planted flat on the floor. Also, make sure your elbows are close to your side positioned at a 90 degree angle. If your chair doesn’t have proper lumbar support, place a small
pillow or cushion between your lower back and your seat.
A combination of physiotherapy and massage can greatly relieve and help your body to heal from back pain. Urban Active Sport Therapy Clinic services include:
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Get regular massage therapy with a RMT downtown Vancouver
When it comes to easing your suffering, visiting an RMT downtown Vancouver for back pain will help work out the kinks. Using specialized hands-on techniques, a trained massage therapist will break up scar tissue and soothe achy back muscles. A registered massage therapist will also pinpoint trigger points, relieving tension and chronic nerve pain.
Do you need an RMT for back pain?
Book a massage therapy appointment now at Urban Active Sport Therapy Clinic! Call 604-669- 8233