Here at al Covo, massages, meditations, nutrition and other well-being treatments such as Stretching, Reiki and Reflexology can help reduce back pain, as can some of my Neal's Yard products - arnica cream or gel is especially good. Call Steve on 07968065885 or 02380639913 for more details. However, most of us have some habits that are making them more at risk of back pain, particularly lower back pain. Here are some of them, cut them out and you may need less of my professional help:
1. Not observing correct posture. Incorrect posture can add so much pressure and stress on your spine and to your muscles. Moreover, it can change the anatomical characteristics of your spine. When sitting, keep the hips a little higher than the knees and stand with the knees slightly bent, and one foot forward. This takes off the pressure from the lower back and decrease strain in the back.
2. Not getting up from your desk for a long time. If you’re like most office workers who are always chained in their desks, chances are you experience lower back pain on a regular basis. Inactivity makes your muscles weaker and damages your spine. Find time to get up from your chair and take a few minutes walking. If it isn’t possible, do some stretching. Ten minutes of stretching is enough to recharge your batteries and make you energetic for the rest of the day.
3. Smoking. People who smoke and have a sedentary lifestyle are more likely to develop serious diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Also, the nicotine in tobacco prevents the blood from reaching the discs that support your vertebrae, triggering back pain. More...