Do’s and Don’ts with Low Back Pain
- Do: Sit as little as possible and then only for short periods
Don’t: Do not sit on a low soft couch with a deep seat.
2. Do: Keep your back straight when lifting.
Do not jerk when you lift.
3. Do: Sleep on a good firm surface.
Don’t: Do not sleep on your stomach unless advised to do so by your doctor or physical therapist.
4. Do:Use the correct lifting technique.
Don’t: Do not bend the object you are lifting.
Tips to Prevent Low Back pain
- Healthy Diet: Keep a healthy diet and weight, and exercise regularly
- Avoid inactivity: Resting in bed for 1-2 days can aggravate the pain
- Warm up: Make sure to warm up and stretch before physical activity.
- Posture : Always maintain proper posture
- Comfort: Wear Comfortable, low heel shoes
- Firm Mattress: Sleep on a medium-to-firm mattress to avoid curving the spine
- Bend with your knees: When lifting heavy objects, lift with your knees
- Ergonomics: Use ergonomic chairs, desks, and other equipment at work or in your home office
More Movement is equals to less pain
- Sit-Stand movement may reduce pain
Study found a statistically significant reduction in reports of current low back pain and current neck pain.
- Remaining in a static position
Staying still for a prolonged period of time, such as sitting all day, may not be conducive to a healthy back.
- Standing improves focus
Participants using the sit stand workstations reported that their pain interfered less with general activity and ability to concentrate.