Saturday, September 11, 2010

Back Pain Help - Tips For Lessenig Episodes Of Low Back Pain

We should all be aware of the fact that faulty posture is one of the many causes of low back pain. Therefore, apart from using a back stretching device such as a portable back stretcher to strengthen your back muscles and increase flexibility of the lower back, you can also lessen episodes of low back pain by consistently maintaining proper balance and alignment of your spine, whenever you are sitting, standing or lying. Below are several simple tips that you can follow to achieve this.

1. For proper balance and alignment you should always try to maintain the normal anterior/forward and posterior/backward cures of the spine.

2. Avoid slouching or "round shoulders" positions when sitting or standing. Always try to stand with your body erect so that your shoulders and pelvis (hips) are level.

3. Whenever you are standing make sure your body weight is evenly placed on each leg. Keep your knees slightly flexed or bent, and allow your pelvis to roll forward to maintain a lordosis stance.

4. Your head should be kept over your body when standing and not in front of the shoulders. Your ankles, knees, and shoulders should be aligned.

5. If you have to sit in one position for a long time, occasionally shift your position -- moving your head, neck, shoulders, back, hips, knees and ankles periodically. You can access more tips on proper posture @http://www.portablebackstretcher.org