Updated: Jan 12
Back pain is a common issue that can negatively affect a person's daily life. It can cause a dull ache or a sharp, shooting pain and can happen over time or suddenly. There are many different causes of back pain which can make it hard to determine what made it hurt in the first place. If you are experiencing back pain, we are sharing our best habits to minimize back pain!
Tip #1 - Maintain proper posture
Maintaining proper posture while you are doing activities and sitting can be beneficial. Being out of alignment when you are doing certain movements may be contributing to your back pain. We often are slouching to one side which should be avoided over long periods of time. If you sit a lot be sure to use a good quality chair that provides support and take breaks to stand up and walk around!
Tip #2 - Start a stretching routine
Beginning a stretching routine can support tension relief and lengthen the muscles. Your range of motion can become limited if you have back pain. So begin with a simple stretching routine and add on when it feels right for you.
Tip #3 - Try a physiotherapy treatment
Doing physiotherapy doesn't have to just be when you are injured. You can go to physiotherapy and focus on preventive rehab to support your body where ever you are at. Physiotherapist's can assist with mobility, injuries, and your overall well being.
Tip #4 - Support your core
Support your back by incorporating core exercises. By working your core you can protect your spine since the core muscles assist with stabilizing the spine and pelvis. Doing exercises like dead bug or plank may be beneficial for your back rather than a traditional sit up. Trying pilates could also be a good place to start for individualized guidance and to have a safe space to explore movement.
If you feel like you need personalized care to either prevent back pain or help with your back pain come into one of our clinics. We have physiotherapists, massage therapists, kinesiologist's, and pilates instructors who can all guide you in the right direction!