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Daily tips series: Easy Tips To Address Your Back Pain. Tip 5. Changing Your Footwear Can Make A Difference
Our spine are loaded with every steps we take. It's physics... and I won't bore you with more details...
But the kind of footwear you are wearing can have an impact on your symptoms
Daily tips series: Easy Tips To Address Your Back Pain. Tip 4. Use an extra pillow at night.
Daily tips series: Easy Tips To Address Your Back Pain. Tip 3. It's Ok To Slouch But Change Position Often.
Yes, posture that prevent overstressing your back, injured or not, is important.
I might take a lot of heat from many people, including other physical therapists, for saying this but as humans, we are bound to slouch and have poor posture numerous times a day and it is not possible to maintain ideal posture 24 hours a day. I am saying that as a human.
Now, as a physiotherapist...
Tip #2: Bed rest and inactivity will not help your back pain. You need to be moving!
Although you cannot ignore your back pain and associated symptoms, you need to stay active and keep moving, trying to continue with your regular activities and if possible, exercise. Just be sure to not experience sharp shooting pain and you're not noticing an increase in your overall pain.
If you also experience sharp shooting pain down your leg(s), notice numbness in your groin or notice a change in your bowel and bladder function or experience genital pain, you need to see a physician as soon as possible as it this could be an emergency.
If your daily routine includes walking, light exercises and stretching, keep on doing these as long as they do not increase your back pain. If you are not already doing this, start with a short walk. For most cases of back pain, there is nothing better to do than a walk. Daily back stretches are a great way to start taking care of your back as well.
Consult with a physio to find out the reason for your back symptoms.
Greeting readers! For the next couple weeks, I will post one daily tip that might help you treat your acute or chronic back pain. My goal is to keep it short and to the point, with simple explanations.
Pierre-Yves Butheau, MPT, CMP has been a physiotherapist for 19 years and has a passion for helping people move better, return from and prevent injuries, as well as improve their function and quality of life. He has a strong interest in addressing the root cause of and treating neuro-musculoskeletal conditions while educating his patients with the knowledge to manage their conditions and prevent recurrence. Pierre also has a niche in treating Bell's palsy and temporomandibular joint dysfunctions.